Tag: Government and politics

Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats unwrapped a budget resolution envisioning a massive $3.5 trillion, 10-year cascade of federal resources, aiming historic sums at family support, health...

Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says he’s hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval to the...

Afghan Taliban kill head of government media department

The Taliban has shot and killed the director of Afghanistan’s Government Information Media Center, the latest killing of a government official and one that comes...

Teacher at US Army base in Germany charged with sexual abuse

An educator who taught children of U.S. military personnel at an Army base in Germany is accused of sexually assaulting two young students By JEFF...

More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

The White House says the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan...

Evictions expected to spike as pandemic moratorium ends

BOSTON — Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the pandemic, were expected to ramp up Monday after the Biden administration allowed the federal...

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation’s eviction moratorium,...

Senate work on infrastructure plan slides into Saturday

WASHINGTON — Senators are returning to the Capitol for a rare Saturday session as they try to make further progress on a roughly $1 trillion...

Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

DETROIT — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in...

Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in...

With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

WASHINGTON — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns...

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were...

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani’s career in law?

CHICAGO — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election may...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

Federal authorities say Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. would pay a $230 million penalty and fully cooperate as part of an agreement announced Thursday to settle federal...

US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors...

Russia unveils new fighter, Putin hails country’s air power

Russia has presented a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press July 20,...

GOP lawmakers hold California protest after 3 cancellations

Republican House Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene held a protest Saturday after a third venue in California canceled their event ByThe Associated Press...

Child tax credit starts hitting US families’ bank accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. That changed Thursday when the...

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

France’s competition regulator has fined Google $592 million for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers in a dispute over payments for their...

Judge: Newsom can’t be listed as Democrat on recall ballot

A judge has ruled California Gov. Gavin Newsom can’t put his Democratic Party affiliation on the ballot voters see when they decide whether to remove...

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

BILLINGS, Mont. — Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest...

Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s interim government said Friday that it asked the U.S. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize...

Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC’s mayoral race

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging...

Rioters accused of erasing content from social media, phones

PHOENIX — They flaunted their participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on social media and then, apparently realizing they were in...