Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pan...
New Poll: Majority of Scots Want Independence From UK
2020-08-13 07:05:31 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of Scots support independence from the United Kingdom, a YouGov poll found on Wednesday, with support for nationalists bolstered by a much more positive view of how they have responded to COVID-19 compared with London.
The poll for the Times newspaper found that 5...
Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC
Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate.
Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice...
Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate
2020-08-12 22:30:07 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald T...
Collapse of Stimulus Talks: A Last-Ditch Effort by Democrats Ended in Disappointment
2020-08-07 22:06:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefi...
Biden Slams Trump/GOP, Demands to Fix Unemployment Benefits
2020-08-12 22:25:37 UTC
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for letting the Senate go home for the weekend without a deal to extend the unemployment benefits or protect renters facing eviction.
“Because Donald Trump is abdicati...
WH Signals Willingness to Accept Keeping $600 Benefit For Now
2020-08-06 03:25:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and some of its Republican allies in the Senate are signaling they want to extend, at least temporarily, a $600-per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move looks to be too little, t...
Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis To Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol
2020-07-30 19:39:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon.
US: Republican Senator Calls Slavery a "Necessary Evil"
2020-07-27 01:15:11 UTC
<p><em>Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) referred to slavery as a “necessary evil” in arguing against use of The New York Times’ 1619 Project in the classroom. Cotton introduced a bill last week that would cut funding to schools that adopt a curriculum based on the prize-winning special is...
Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas
2020-07-26 01:24:52 UTC
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coro...
GOP Has Left Millions of Out-of-Work Americans in Limbo
2020-08-12 22:27:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump’s top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundere...
A Look at Comet Neowise
2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain.
On a recent weeken...
GOP Senators Struggle with $600 Weekly Unemployment Boost
2020-07-23 02:04:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid have forced a shift in strategy.
Facing a GOP revolt, Senate M...
Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
2020-07-22 23:42:19 UTC
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $5.3...
GOP: Lobbing Attacks at Liz Cheney over Breaking with Trump
2020-07-21 20:10:07 UTC
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus tore into Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) during a heated GOP conference meeting on Tuesday, lobbing attacks at her for breaking with President Donald Trump, supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci and backing a primary opponent to one of their colleagues.
UK Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results
2020-07-20 19:18:54 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.
British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of w...
A timeline of events in the life of John Lewis
2020-07-20 16:09:34 UTC
Born in rural Alabama during the dark days of Jim Crow segregation, Rep. John Lewis rose from poverty to become a leader of the civil rights movement and later was elected to Congress. Here is a timeline of some major events in Lewis’ life.
Feb. 21, 1940: Born the son of Black sharecroppers ne...
Civil Rights Icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Dies at 80
2020-07-18 17:02:14 UTC
Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who has been receiving hospice care, passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Atlanta on Friday.
Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was ...
Trump Administration Rescinds Rule on International Students
2020-07-14 20:14:16 UTC
BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced ...
Mueller: Roger Stone Remains a Felon Despite Trump’s Decision
2020-07-13 17:15:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Ston...
Tricksy Catholic Church Lobbyists Got $1.4 Billion in Small-Business Aid
2020-07-12 04:30:24 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy se...
U.S. Coronavirus Efforts Are a Disorganized Mess
2020-07-08 19:41:01 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia.
“I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how -- with the resources and the people we have and the money...
Trump's Decision to Leave WHO 'Leaves Americans Sick and Alone'
2020-07-08 15:19:10 UTC
The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization following Trump’s announcement at the World Health Assembly on 18 May. Although some senior legal experts have said the move would still require Congressional approval, others ha...
Trump's History of Corruption: He Paid Someone to Take His SAT
2020-07-07 21:29:23 UTC
U.S. President Donald J. Trump cheated on his SAT, according to a coming book by his niece.
Mary Trump wrote in her tell-all, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," set to be published next week, that Trump paid a proxy to take the SAT for him, accor...
Corruption in Washington: Federal Coronavirus Aid Was Awarded to Major Donors to Trump
2020-07-07 21:30:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.
Many were among the first to be approv...