Tag: Social affairs

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...

Suit: Brown failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently...

Judge: Norwegian cruises can require proof of vaccination

MIAMI — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they’re vaccinated against COVID-19, saying...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faces a new legal challenge and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as the state’s coronavirus cases continue...

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...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan’s Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO...

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...

1 dead, 6 injured in shooting near food trucks in Portland

Police said one person died and at least six people were injured in an early morning shooting on Saturday in Portland, Oregon By GILLIAN FLACCUS...

‘Cyber disruption’ stops websites of Iranian ministry

Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry have gone out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff ByThe Associated Press...

Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital

The Vatican says Pope Francis is walking, working and has celebrated Mass at a Rome hospital where he also will deliver his weekly Sunday blessing...

Gates Foundation sets 2-year, post-divorce power share trial

NEW YORK — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However,...

White man who pushed Black neighbor in racist rant arrested

A white man who is seen in video footage pushing a Black neighbor with his chest and using racist slurs to address the neighbor and...

Bauer placed on leave by MLB following assault allegation

WASHINGTON — Trevor Bauer was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Friday, three days after an allegation of assault was made by...

Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea ‘provocation’

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that an incident involving a British destroyer in the Black Sea couldn’t have triggered a global conflict...

Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job at...

Polish church report lists sex abuse of over 300 children

In its latest report on the sexual abuse of minors, Poland’s Catholic Church lists 292 clergymen who allegedly abused over 300 boys and girls from...

China slams US curbs on solar materials as economic attack

China has criticized U.S. curbs on imports of solar panel materials that might be made with forced labor as an attack on its development and...

Coroner: Black man in SC jail likely died of cardiac event

A coroner says that a mentally ill Black man who died after an encounter with deputies in a South Carolina jail earlier this year likely...

Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

CARBIS BAY, England — The United States plans to push democratic allies on Saturday to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the...

Crews work again to reopen George Floyd Square to traffic

Crews returned to a Minneapolis intersection where a memorial to George Floyd was assembled after his death last year and worked to reopen it to...

No mass protests after Honolulu police shoot, kill Black man

HONOLULU — Lindsay Myeni and her South African husband moved to Hawaii, where she grew up, believing it would be safer to raise their two...

U.S. judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge Friday overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. U.S....

Falwell: Liberty University lawsuit is excuse to shame him

Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss the lawsuit Liberty University filed over his headline-grabbing departure last year as leader of...

US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

The Biden administration has formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court ByThe Associated...

11 Texas sheriff workers fired, 6 suspended in inmate death

Authorities say 11 employees with a Texas sheriff’s office have been fired and six others have been suspended following the February death of a county...