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...
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...
Travellers Vaccinated With Indian Vaccine May Be Unable to Enter EU Countries
2021-07-13 22:34:34 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong. </p><p>The couple — and millions of o...
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...
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.
This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC
Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses...
Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
2021-04-05 22:28:42 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents.
The testimony came as Netanyahu’s chances of securing ano...
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...
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...
After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
2021-03-02 01:27:18 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest.
The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Geo...
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...
Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC
Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was...
EU Urges on China to reverse Its Ban on BBC
2021-02-13 17:03:43 UTC
(Reuters) - The European Union called on China to reverse its ban on the BBC World News television, the Associated Press reported here on Saturday.
China barred Britain’s BBC World News from its television networks on Friday and Hong Kong’s public broadcaster said it would stop relaying BBC Wo...
Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...
Elon Musk Plans to Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Tesla Cars
2021-02-08 18:51:53 UTC
<p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tesla has invested around $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and said it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for its high-end vehicles soon. The price of Bitcoin soared 15% to above $43,000 Monday.</p><p>The California-based electric car maker headed b...
British Exports to EU Fall by 68% After Brexit Deal
2021-02-07 17:55:29 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Exports from Britain to the European Union fell by 68% in January as trade was disrupted after the end of a transition period following Britain’s departure from the European Union, according to a trade body representing hauliers.
The government did not confirm the data and s...
These Are the Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Life insurance
2021-01-28 00:53:27 UTC
According to nonprofit LifeHappens.org, 100 million Americans — more than 40% of the population — don't have an insurance policy that will provide for their loved ones should they die.
Anthony Anderson, star of ABC's "Blackish" and spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness month, finds that st...
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
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
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
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
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...