Florida Is Bungling Its COVID-19 Data As Cases Surge
2021-07-24 18:46:53 UTC
(AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities.
The shift to weekly instead of daily r...
Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles.
Wood told Lola: If you get the va...
US-German Relationship Is Entering New Territory
2021-07-16 03:53:28 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapo...
John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections.
Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC
<p>HAVANA (AP) — Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of t...
France’s Far Right Performed Worse Than Predicted in Regional Elections
2021-06-21 05:53:38 UTC
PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.
Marine Le Pen's Rassemble...
The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history.
Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons.
Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC
<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super “blood” moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific — offering the best viewing — as well as the w...
Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government.
Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
<p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians </a>that has killed more than 200 people, tell...
Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him.
EU: 150,000 Russian Troops Amass Near Ukraine’s Borders
2021-04-19 19:20:40 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief has estimated that more than 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine’s borders and that it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation.
Josep Borrell also said Monday that ...
A Few of English, Spanish, Italian Clubs Dramatically Split European Football
2021-04-19 06:13:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of their dome...
La Soufrière Volcano on St. Vincent Erupts After Decades of Inactivity
2021-04-09 19:47:41 UTC
<p>ROSE HALL, St Vincent and the Grenadines (Reuters) -La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate.</p><p>...
Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
2021-04-05 22:28:08 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year.
The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits,...
Police Blocks Trained EMT Firefighter to Provide Medical Attention to Floyd
2021-03-31 08:37:39 UTC
<p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis firefighter who voiced frustration at being prevented from using her EMT training to help George Floyd will be back on the stand Wednesday in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd’s death.</p><p>Genevieve Hansen, one of several byst...
Myanmar Military Opens Fire on Funeral
2021-03-29 00:06:06 UTC
<p>YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of student who was killed on the bloodiest day yet of a crackdown on protests against last month’s coup, local media reported.</p><p>The escalating violence — which took the liv...
Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused.
At his first official Whit...
Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours
2021-03-26 01:44:26 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro.
The record caseload, along with 2,7...
Gun Violence Plagues America
2021-03-26 02:02:23 UTC
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said.
Police arrested a suspect, but didn’t reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference wher...
Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
2021-03-07 22:17:03 UTC
(Reuters) - When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg.
“I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defama...
Facts & Questions: George Floyd’s Cause of Death
2021-03-07 20:46:24 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck, ignoring the Black man’s cries that he couldn’t breathe. But even with that powerful footage, legal experts say the case isn’t a s...
Here Is Why Rush Limbaugh Was Most Important Individual Media Figure in U.S.
2021-02-18 16:51:22 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did.
Conservative talk radio wasn’t a genre before him. Without Limbaugh, it’s hard to imagine a Fox News Channel, or a President Donald Trump, or a media landscape defined by shouters of all stri...
UK Court: Nigerians Sue Shell After Years of Oil Spills in Niger Delta
2021-02-14 06:07:34 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater.
Senior judges said there was an arguable case that UK-domi...