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  • US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
    Us_department_of_justice-_treasury_department_must_provide_trump%e2%80%99s_tax_returns_to_congress_ 2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counse...

  • Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
    Study-_foods_high_in_flavonoids_could_slow_down_cognitive_decline 2021-07-30 05:12:46 UTC
    A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...

  • Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
    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...

  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    U.s._takes_down_a_range_of_iran%e2%80%99s_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
    Biden_and_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. Pu...

  • Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Charges In Murder Of George Floyd
    Derek_chauvin_guilty_on_all_3_charges_in_murder_of_george_floyd 2021-04-20 21:53:15 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; 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&rsquo;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
    Us-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. Almost 1...

  • La Soufrière Volcano on St. Vincent Erupts After Decades of Inactivity
    La_soufri%c3%a8re_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>...

  • US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
    Us_tests_covid-19_vaccines_for_kids 2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC
    <p>The 9-year-old twins didn&rsquo;t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer&rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Sparkles make everything better,&rdquo; declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...

  • Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
    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
    Facts___questions-_george_floyd%e2%80%99s_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.
    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...

  • Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia
    Facebook_shuts_down_its_news_feeds_in_australia 2021-02-18 04:52:21 UTC
    <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news p...

  • US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
    Us_senate_to_wrap_trump's_impeachment_case 2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former presiden...

  • Rodgers Wins NFL MVP Award, Donald 2020 Top Defensive Player
    Rodgers_wins_nfl_mvp_award__donald_2020_top_defensive_player 2021-02-07 05:42:20 UTC
    A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors. Also taking home awards were two mem...

  • US House Punishes Congresswoman for Spreading Hateful and Violent Conspiracy Theories
    Us_house_punishes_congresswoman_for_spreading_hateful_and_violent_conspiracy_theories 2021-02-05 00:25:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has cla...

  • Here Are Facts About Life Insurance
    Here_are_facts_about_life_insurance 2021-01-28 03:03:24 UTC
    Life insurance is usually last on the list of important-but-necessary items people want to spend money on, because, let’s face it, no one wants to dwell on the circumstances in which it could come in handy. Now, in the wake of the Great Recession, people have even less insurance than before, whic...

  • Insurers Must Pay off Insurance Claims Quickly
    Insurers_must_pay_off_insurance_claims_quickly_ 2021-01-28 03:04:12 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers face enforcement action if they don’t pay up as soon as possible on business insurance claims following a landmark court ruling, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday. The Supreme Court earlier this month ruled that many business insurance policies sh...

  • Wall Street Is Paying Attention to Reddit
    Wall_street_is_paying_attention_to_reddit 2021-01-27 23:06:28 UTC
    (Reuters) - Dennis Dick, a professional stock trader in Las Vegas, reads the site Seeking Alpha before work and keeps up to the minute throughout the trading day by watching Twitter, but last weekend he also joined a group on the popular online discussion board Reddit “because I need to know what...

  • Stock Trading on Social Media: Reddit’s “Wallstreetbets” Drives Giant Hedge Funds to Heavy Losses
    Stock_trading_on_social_media-_reddit%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%9cwallstreetbets%e2%80%9d_drives_giant_hedge_funds_to_heavy_losses 2021-01-27 23:06:52 UTC
    (Reuters) - Retail traders scored against professionals on Wednesday as hedge funds Citron and Melvin retreated with heavy losses on short positions in GameStop in the week-long battle between Wall Street and Main Street, with more calling for scrutiny of anonymous stock trading posts on social m...

  • Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
    It_is_time_to_end_the_filibuster_ 2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
    Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law. It's called the filibuster and it's not in...

  • Judge Approves Weinstein Plan that Provides $35M for Creditors
    Judge_approves_weinstein_plan_that_provides__35m_for_creditors 2021-01-26 17:46:39 UTC
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan after a ...

  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
    Uk_coronavirus_death_toll_surpasses_100_000 2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...

  • Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
    Merkel_invites_biden_to_germany_for_visit 2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed. Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...

  • Mitch McConnell Backs Off on Filibuster Demand
    Mitch_mcconnell_backs_off_on_filibuster_demand_ 2021-01-26 07:11:31 UTC
    (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, said on Monday he would agree to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats, dropping demands that had held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber for days. Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader than...