COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.”
Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...
Pentagon Fears Possible Inside Attack at Inauguration
2021-01-18 03:31:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Begin On January 20
2021-01-14 19:06:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House.
The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Spe...
US House Impeaches Trump a 2nd Time
2021-01-14 01:32:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
With the Capitol secured by armed Nati...
HRW: Trump Has Been a Disaster For Human Rights
2021-01-14 01:34:55 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.
Kenneth Roth was speaking ahea...
Resolution: U.S. House Urges Pence to Oust Trump, Impeach Vote Looms
2021-01-14 01:35:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America.
Alamo Visit: A Symbol of Trump’s Defiance
2021-01-12 22:06:06 UTC
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault.
William Burns Is Biden’s Choice to Lead CIA
2021-01-11 16:24:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the CIA, a selection likely to be embraced by the rank and file at the nation’s premier spy agency.
A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, ha...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: House 'will Proceed' to Impeachment of Trump
2021-01-11 00:39:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues.
She said the House will act wi...
Companies to Suspend Donations to US Lawmakers Who Do Not Respect Rule of Law
2021-01-11 16:25:05 UTC
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week.
“We have taken...
Two Republican Senators Say Trump Should Resign
2021-01-10 18:23:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling f...
Apple Suspends Right-Wing App 'Parler' From App Store
2021-01-10 18:27:06 UTC
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying the social networking service had not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence.
Apple had given the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants using the se...
Democrats Control of Congress Makes Biden's Presidency "Easier"
2021-01-10 01:33:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn.
Those worries eased this past week when <a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19389">Democrats swept t...
Washington in Shock After Trump's Mob Riots
2021-01-08 03:35:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in President Donald Trump’s term, a nation shaken by the violence carried out in his name was left wondering what he might do next, and there was open talk in Washington of trying to force him from office early. Out of sight in the White House — and <a href="ht...
U.S. Suspends 25% Tariffs on French Imports
2021-01-07 19:02:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States has indefinitely suspended 25% tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports it had planned in retaliation for a digital services tax Washington says will harm U.S. tech firms, as it investigates similar taxes elsewhere.
The U.S. Trade Represen...
Calls Grow for Trump's Removal From Office
2021-01-07 18:30:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on US President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to remove him from office following Wednesday’s violent assault on the Capitol by the president’s supporters.
In a statement Thursday, Schumer said the attack on the Capitol “was an insur...
US Congress Confirm Biden as Presidential Election Winner
2021-01-07 18:08:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump...
Trump Finally Acknowledges His Defeat in Nov. 3 Election
2021-01-07 18:36:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/election-2020">in the Nov. 3 election </a>and announced there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the <a href="https://apnews....
U.S. Capitol Terror: Four Deaths, 52 Arrests
2021-01-07 08:23:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Four people died and 52 were arrested, Washington D.C.’s police chief said, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
In a late night news conference, Met...
Biden: Our Democracy Is Under Unprecedented Assault
2021-01-07 07:58:26 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of “simple decency” as a mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying the results of November’s election.
Biden had planned to deliver a speech focused on how ...
Twitter Suspended US President Trump From Posting to Their Platform
2021-01-07 18:35:09 UTC
San Francisco (AP) — In an unprecedented step, Facebook and <a href="https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1346970430062485505" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter suspended President Donald Trump</a> from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Ca...
FACT CHECK: Liar-In-Chief's Falsehoods
2021-01-07 18:33:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his hopeless case for overturning the election to a crowd of supporters Wednesday, fueling the grievances of a mob that then stormed the Capitol and disrupted the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Drawing on baseless conspirac...
Democrats to Control House, Senate for First Time in 10 Years
2021-01-07 18:33:27 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s pro...
Pro-Trump Mob Breaches U.S. Capitol, One Dead
2021-01-07 02:11:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors.
They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers, and seeing the fruits of ...
Georgia US Senate Runoffs: Democrats Are Clear Favorites
2021-01-06 08:34:04 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda.