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...
U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facili...
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...
Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.”
Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philade...
Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC
A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19.
Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say.
On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook s...
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.
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become.
Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his bus...
Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation.
The bill, known as the For the People Act, w...
U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...
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.
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.
US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC
The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear ...
Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Charges In Murder Of George Floyd
2021-04-20 21:53:15 UTC
<p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism ...
U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.
Expert: George Floyd Should Have Been 'Resting Comfortably' With Officer's Knee on His Neck
2021-04-14 01:53:09 UTC
<p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer <a href="https://apnews.com/article/8b486c2622de5504f1e65a606b0eac7f">Derek Chauvin</a> was justified in pinning <a href="https://apnews.com/article/a55d2662f200ead0da4fed9e923b60a7">George Floyd</a> to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-for...
EXPERT: Officer Kept His Knee on George Floyd's Neck Minutes After He Took His Last Breath
2021-04-08 19:46:28 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind him and his face jammed against the pavement, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
Floyd’s breathing while he was being he...
Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC
The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.
Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behi...
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...
US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC
<p>The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot. </p><p>“Sparkles make everything better,” declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...
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...
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...
US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...
Chicago Plans to Pay Black Residents Reparations
2021-03-22 00:08:19 UTC
EVANSTON, Ill. (Reuters) - Decades ago, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Cordelia Clark ran a restaurant out of her kitchen and parked cabs for her taxi company in her backyard because Black residents were effectively barred from owning or renting storefronts in town.
Now Evanston is poised ...
Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chanc...