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WASHINGTON (AP) — With elections in view and Democrats’ headline domestic bill in a rut, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer have very different takes on how things are going in their chamber.
New detail about Russian "false flag" plan prompts U.S. to prepare for worst in Ukraine
The new granular information about Russia's plan was discussed in the Situation Room Thursday.
Biden warns Putin of 'severe costs' of Ukraine invasion
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Russia’s Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine would cause “widespread human suffering” and that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but “equally prepared for other scenarios,” the White House said Saturday.
Biden weighs appeal of 3 top candidates for high court
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden had zeroed in on a pair of finalists for his first Supreme Court pick when there were rumors last year that Justice Stephen Breyer would retire. But since the upcoming retirement was announced late last month, it has come with the rise of a third candidate...
'Past time' to leave: US evacuates diplomats, troops from Ukraine amid 'war zone' warnings
The U.S. is also urging private American citizens to evacuate the country.
Trump Flouted Presidential Records Law. Will He Face Consequences?
WASHINGTON — While he was president, Donald Trump was known to destroy, tear up, remove and even flush White House documents down the toilet. He often eschewed the White House switchboard, using his own cellphone or those of his aides to communicate. The practices, which have drawn fresh...
Giuliani in discussions with Jan. 6 committee about testifying: report
Rudy Giuliani, previously former President Trump’s personal lawyer and adviser, is in discussions with the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack…
Marjorie Taylor Greene Addresses ‘Gazpacho Police’ Gaffe, Makes The Mockery Worse
The extremist Georgia Republican evoked Donald Trump's "covfefe" tweet as a defense and faced a new round of ridicule.
Rand Paul says he hopes trucker protests disrupt Super Bowl and come to DC | CNN Politics
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said earlier this week he would support a convoy of Canadian truckers protesting Covid-19 vaccine mandates disrupting Sunday's Super Bowl in Los Angeles and making its way to Washington, saying he hopes they "clog" American cities.
House races where redistricting is pitting Democrats against one another
Redistricting is pitting a number of Democratic incumbents against one another in what will likely be a handful of competitive and grueling House primaries. The decennial process isn’t complet…
US security and intelligence agencies prep for potential Russian hacking threats | CNN Politics
Intelligence and national security agencies across the US government met on Friday to discuss how the Biden administration might respond to cyberattacks from Russia in light of the Ukraine crisis, three US officials familiar with the meeting told CNN.
Russia-Ukraine: Biden and Putin talk for 1 hour, but 'no fundamental change'
President Biden held a high-stakes hour-long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday, amid dire warnings from the United States for Americans to evacuate Ukraine over the fears of an imminent Russian invasion.
US, allies warn time running out for diplomacy with Russia
The U.S. and global leaders are warning that time is running out for diplomacy to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine.Russian President Vladimir Putin will host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in M…
Democrats in a fury as Trump docs revive trauma of Clinton emails
Accusations that former President Trump improperly took government documents are stirring outrage among Democrats and resurfacing years-old political trauma stemming from the GOP’s attacks on Hilla…
Puzzle in Ukraine Crisis: Where's the U.S. Ambassador?
WASHINGTON — It is a puzzle at the heart of the crisis over Russia’s threat to invade Ukraine: Why has President Joe Biden, more than one year into his presidency, failed to name an ambassador to Kyiv? Neither the Biden administration nor Ukraine’s government is providing a clear explanation for...
German leader travels to Russia, Ukraine as tensions grow
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is flying to Ukraine and Russia this week in an effort to help defuse escalating tensions as Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent and Germany has called on its citizens to leave Ukraine as...
Ukraine tensions: After eight years of war, an eastern city unifies against Russia
Separatists tried to seize Kharkiv in 2014. Now the city is turning away from its old neighbour.
Ukraine: Biden, Zelenskyy agree to pursue ‘diplomacy, deterrence’
Two leaders agree in phone call on both carrot and stick in response to Russian military buildup, White House says.
'Putin is a crazy old man': Kyiv residents brush off invasion fears as daily life continues
“The West and Putin are playing each other’s nerves,” one resident told NBC News.
Republican Vote-By-Mail Opponent Tells Rural Nevada Voters It's Actually Fine
U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt said mail-in ballots aren't "safe" — unless you're in a largely Republican rural county. It's not the first time he's done so.
Russian warship chases off U.S. submarine near Pacific islands, Moscow says
The crew of the Russian ship "used appropriate means" and the U.S. submarine left at full speed, the Russian defense ministry said.
Afghanistan’s Karzai calls on Biden to reverse decision to unfreeze $3.5B for 9/11 victims
Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, urged President Biden on Sunday to reverse his decision to unfreeze $3.5 billion in Aghan assets held in the U.S. for families of 9/11 victims.
US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North Korea
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Saturday in Hawaii to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests.
With Biden's agenda hanging by a thread, Democrats question their leaders' strategy
Following defeats on big bills, Democrats on Capitol Hill are frustrated with their own leaders and uncertain who will step up to save Biden's agenda.
The Equal Rights Amendment and what it would do, explained | CNN Politics
What supporters and opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment say the amendment would do if enacted.
Few signs of Super Bowl trucker protest, monitoring firm says
A reported trucker protest planned to coincide with the Super Bowl appears to be going nowhere, a social media monitoring firm that has been tracking the issue said on Saturday.
Trump says Russia 'emboldened' on Ukraine after 'incompetent' US Afghanistan withdrawal
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been "emboldened" to invade Ukraine after witnessing the "incompetent" U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year – as he said that the U.S. would not be in this position if he was still in the White House.
Durham says Democrat-allied tech executive spied on Trump’s White House office
Special counsel John Durham says he is building a case to show the technology executive with whom an indicted Democratic lawyer on the payroll of Hillary Clinton's campaign was working to build a Trump-Russia collusion narrative gained access to internet traffic at the White House to try and obtain…
Canadian police arrive to remove protesters at busiest U.S. border crossing
The protests have reverberated outside the country, with similarly inspired convoys in France, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Flushed or just lost to history? Trump leaves hole in the record
Historians say the destruction or misappropriation of White House records is a threat to posterity and the public interest. It could also be a criminal act.
Selling Trump: A Profitable Post-Presidency Like No Other
In early December, Donald Trump put on a tuxedo and boarded the private jet of a scrap-metal magnate and crypto-miner for a short flight across Florida, touching down at an airport in Naples. There, a long red carpet marked the pathway into a Christmas-decorated hangar filled with supporters of...
AOC says Texas turning blue is inevitable during campaign stop
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told a Texas crowd Saturday that it is inevitable that Texas will turn blue as she endorsed two candidates for Congress prior to the primary next month.
Legal gambling takes over Super Bowl: Here are five big bets you can make
The Super Bowl has for decades served as the biggest sports gambling event of the year, and this weekend’s NFL finale is slated to be the most bet-on sporting event in history.The American Gaming A…
Ottawa police dealing with 'aggressive, illegal behavior' among anti-vaccine protesters
Authorities also cracked down on protesters near the Ambassador Bridge.
State GOP lawmakers increasingly turning against death penalty
A growing number of Republican state lawmakers are backing efforts to repeal the death penalty, marking a notable shift in conservatives' views on the matter.
Ukraine tensions: US defends evacuating embassy as Zelensky urges calm
The "imminent" threat of Russian invasion justifies action, the secretary of state says.
What created the new, more aggressive Putin | CNN Politics
Russia's buildup of troops at its border with Ukraine has created a diplomatic standoff between Russia and the US, the world's two largest nuclear powers. Here's what Michael Kimmage, an expert on US-Russia relations, has to say about how we got here and what could come next.
Former White House intern opens autism museum in Michigan
Xavier DeGroat, who made history as a White House intern with autism, is making his mark once again by opening up a museum in Michigan dedicated to the history of autism.
Tulsi’s Twisted Theory: Biden Actually Wants a Russian Invasion
Amid the rising threat of Russian military action against Ukraine, Tulsi Gabbard has come to the conclusion that President Biden and NATO leaders are actually looking forward to a Putin-ordered invasion of the U.S. ally.Gabbard said Friday that all Biden has to do to prevent an armed conflict in...
Archives threatened to go to Congress and Justice Department to get Trump to turn over records | CNN Politics
Worried that a trove of White House records that had been brought to Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate contained classified material, a top official in the former President's orbit warned his aides last fall: Do not touch those boxes.
Ex-Trump aide Alyssa Farah says her MAGA-supporting father boycotted her wedding after she spoke out against the former president
Alyssa Farah told, "The View" that her father skipped her wedding because she spoke out against her old boss — former President Donald Trump.
Kodak Black reportedly among 4 shot outside Super Bowl party
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people were shot and wounded early Saturday after a fight broke out outside a Los Angeles restaurant hosting a party that followed a Justin Bieber concert, police said. The gunfire erupted outside The Nice Guy restaurant, striking and injuring four men ages 60, 22, 20 and...
Canada protests: After police cleared bridge, is this the end?
Police have cleared the costly bridge blockade at Windsor. Are two weeks of protests about to end?
Amateur fraud hunters bury election officials in public records requests
15 months after the 2020 election, officials say private citizens out to try to prove Trump's false claims of a stolen election are overwhelming their days with paperwork.
Heat wave to bring record-breaking temperatures to Southern California on Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday's game could be the hottest kick-off in all of Super Bowl history.
Why are crypto adverts taking over the Super Bowl?
Cryptocurrency companies are set to dominate the commercials at this year's NFL final.
Hugo Torres, Nicaragua ex-rebel leader Ortega jailed, dies
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former Sandinista guerrilla leader who once led a raid that helped free then rebel and now President Daniel Ortega from prison has died, his family announced Saturday, eight months after Ortega’s government arrested him and dozens of other Nicaraguan opposition leaders.
A retired Russian general’s criticism may signal a larger problem for Putin
Retired Russian Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, the head of the All-Russian Officers Assembly, has gone public with a statement that calls for Russian President Vladimir Putin to resign o…
Super Bowl ads look toward the future — and the past
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers this year want Americans to forget about pandemic woes and focus on the future: of electric vehicles, mind reading Alexas, robots and cryptocurrency — and also to harken back to the nostalgic past of '90s movies like “Austin Powers” and “The Cable Guy.”
House GOP plans to intervene in Washington D.C. to push back against mayor's policies, combat crime
House Republicans are planning to use their power in Congress to push back against Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s policies that they say are hurting residents of the nation’s capital.
U.S. pulls out most staff from Ukraine embassy over invasion fears
The United States said on Saturday it was ordering most staff at its embassy in Kyiv to leave Ukraine immediately due to the threat of an invasion by Russia.
IRS backlog hits nearly 24 million returns, further imperiling the 2022 tax filing season
Nearly 24 million taxpayers are still waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to process their tax returns from last year - a number far larger than previously reported by the agency - with many refunds being held up for 10 months or more. The inventory of unprocessed returns and related...
'Swift and severe costs': Ukraine tension ratchets up as Biden and Putin speak
Biden promises decisive response by U.S. and its allies, warning that a "further Russian invasion of Ukraine would produce widespread human suffering."
The Debrief: Mitch McConnell’s response to Donald Trump’s criticism
Senior Political Correspondent David Drucker joins Sarah Westwood to discuss his recent conversation with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his response to former President Donald Trump’s criticism.
Afghans protest US move to unfreeze $3.5B for 9/11 victims
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Demonstrators in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday condemned President Joe Biden’s order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S.
Sudan: Burhan dismisses sanctions threats, lauds ties with Israel
The military leader says intelligence sharing between Tel Aviv and Khartoum helped arrest suspected fighters in Sudan.
Dry winter drains reservoirs, ruins crops in Spain, Portugal
ACEREDO, Spain (AP) — Roofs peeking out of the water have become a common sight every summer at the Lindoso reservoir in northwestern Spain. In especially dry years, parts would appear of the old village of Aceredo, submerged three decades ago when a hydropower dam flooded the valley.
Testimony from US Marines casts doubt on Pentagon's account of Kabul airport attack aftermath | CNN
Newly released testimony from US military survivors of the August 26 attack at Kabul airport has cast doubt on the findings of the Pentagon's investigation into the incident, which concluded that nobody was hit by gunfire in its aftermath.
Judge in Russian Olympic doping worked on Sharapova case
BEIJING (AP) — One of the lawyers that will judge Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping case at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday is an American who was once picked by Maria Sharapova’s legal team for her appeal over a similar performance-enhancing drug.
Trump Owes It All to McConnell’s ‘Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty’
Drew Angerer/GettyOne year ago, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump, who just a couple of weeks earlier had been the President of the United States. Three years from now, he could be that again, thanks to the Republicans who knew better but nonetheless let him off the hook.The vote was...
Trial begins for accused Florida serial killer of 4 women
Prosecutors told jurors that DNA links an accused serial killer with the slayings of three women 16 years ago when he was a criminal justice student at a local university
Blood, a broken necklace and a poison-filled syringe are evidence in Amie Harwick's violent death
The Hollywood therapist, and former fiancée of Drew Carey, was found beneath her bedroom balcony just hours after Valentine's Day 2020.
U.S. naval engineer charged with submarine espionage due in court for plea hearing
A former U.S. Navy engineer charged with attempting to sell secrets about nuclear submarines to a foreign power will appear in court for a plea hearing on Monday, a likely indication that he intends to plead guilty.
Pentagon to send 3,000 additional troops to Europe amid tension at Ukraine border
The Pentagon will send 3,000 paratroopers from the 82 Airborne Division to Europe in the coming days as the prospect for a Russian invasion of Ukraine appears to grow.
S Carolina push to be 49th state with hate crime law stalls
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It took South Carolina lawmakers only two months to act when a female college student was kidnapped and killed by a man posing as an Uber driver. The Legislature acted swiftly to prevent such crimes in the future.
MAGA Clerk Attends Event that Calls for Hangings After Arrest
McKenzie Lange/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via APOn Thursday morning, Tina Peters, the embattled clerk pushing Donald Trump’s false election claims, turned herself in to police and walked free on a $500 bond. By Thursday evening, she was onstage at a far-right event where another speaker...
Youngkin apologizes after mixing up Black women lawmakers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has apologized after mistaking one Black legislator for another in a text message. Youngkin issued the apology after Sen. Louise Lucas called attention to the mistake on Twitter.
The hottest new issue on the campaign trail: Lawmakers' stock trades
As momentum builds around legislation that would prevent members of Congress from trading individual stocks, the debate is dogging incumbents in competitive districts.
Study looks at impact of strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the US
Since Utah passed strict drunk driving legislation, there have been fewer traffic deaths overall in the state and lower driver alcohol involvement, a new study found.
Soak up the February sun? Not without climate change guilt in California
Californians are seeing a dark side to balmy February temperatures.
Florida's LGBTQ advocates are rallying to support young people in light of 'Don't Say Gay' | CNN
Many advocates have called Florida home for decades and have watched LGBTQ communities thrive in cities like Miami and Orlando. They want these communities to continue thriving for generations to come and are fighting for LGBTQ people of all ages to feel safe in the state.
Pro-Dbeibah forces rally in Libya as political crisis deepens
Tobruk-based HoR parliament named Bashagha the new PM but incumbent Dbeibeh rejected the move.
California multimillionaire who killed wife, fled to Mexico sentenced after guilty plea
Peter Chadwick, 57, was captured in Mexico almost seven years after Quee Choo “Q.C.” Chadwick's slaying.
SEE IT: Three friends head to their 56th straight Super Bowl
Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl is extra special for a group of three friends who have attended every game since the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in 1967.
4 shot outside LA party held after Justin Bieber's concert
Police say four people were shot and wounded after a fight broke out outside a Los Angeles restaurant hosting a party that followed a Justin Bieber concert
Clinton campaign paid to 'infiltrate' Trump Tower, White House servers to link Trump to Russia, Durham finds
Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to create fake information to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham says.
Once Lebanon's center of glamour, Hamra Street goes dark
BEIRUT (AP) — From his small music shop on Beirut’s Hamra Street, Michel Eid witnessed the rise and fall of Lebanon through the changing fortunes of this famed boulevard for more than 60 years. Hamra Street was the center of Beirut’s glamour in the 1960s and 1970s, home to Lebanon’s top movie...
Two teens arrested following shooting of off-duty NYPD officer
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has arrested two teenagers in connection with the shooting of an off-duty police officer last week.A 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male were arrested…
Killings of 2 aspiring NYC rappers spark debate about a controversial rap genre
The shooting deaths of Tahjay Dobson and Jayquan Mckenley, two aspiring rappers, reinvigorated the debate about drill music and its connection to violence.
Spouses, taxes and crypto: The unanswered questions for Congress' stock trading ban
Bipartisan proposals that would require lawmakers to put assets into blind trusts are facing resistance from watchdogs who say they wouldn’t go far enough and that members should be forced into broad-based mutual funds.
US official for religious freedom slams hijab ban in Indian state
US official for religious freedom criticises hijab ban by southern Indian state, drawing a sharp response from India.
Driver in fatal Wisconsin Christmas parade crash pleads not guilty to 77 charges
Brooks’ attorney “has maintained that [Brooks] couldn’t turn off the parade route Nov. 21 in downtown Waukesha because side streets were barricaded and full of spectators.”
Afghan woman activist released after arrest in January
Tamana Zaryabi Paryani was arrested on 19 January after taking part in a women's rights protest.
Why Musk’s biggest space gamble is freaking out his competitors
Starship is threatening NASA’s moon contractors, which are watching its progress with a mix of awe and horror.
U.S. snowboard coach accused of taking pictures of naked athletes, racer investigated for using N-word
Former snowboardcross rider Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, a member of the 2010 Olympic team, made the accusations.
Father pleads guilty in torture, starvation death of son
A Pennsylvania father about to stand trial on charges he tortured and starved his 12-year-old son before the boy died has pleaded guilty to several charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole
On voting rights, Biden's power to act on his own is limited
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans impose new restrictions on ballot access in multiple states, President Biden has no easy options for safeguarding voting rights despite rising pressure from frustrated activists.
Keep it clean and the Lombardi Trophy could be yours
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stay clean. Avoid the critical mistakes. That's a mantra both the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams should have adopted as they head to Sunday's Super Bowl. Limit the turnovers and costly penalties.
Queries on doping, harassment, ineptitude at Olympics
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest questions at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday hardly centered on who would win the six gold medals up for grabs. Not with the fate of 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva still undecided.
French air raids kill 40 fighters in Burkina Faso
France says the fighters were responsible for deadly attacks in Benin whose victims included a Frenchman.
China issues blizzard alert in first Beijing snowfall of Olympics
In a typical year, Beijing usually sees less than six inches of snow total.
Dozens of Dems, GOP lawmakers call for a democratic Iran on anniversary of 1979 revolution
Over 50 House lawmakers, both Democrat and Republican, used the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution to renew U.S. calls for a free and democratic Iran -- just as the regime in Tehran faced its own troubles at home.
No, you haven't heard the last of Andrew Cuomo
A dozen former aides and allies say the former governor has been conferring with them to determine his best course.
Ukrainian ambassador compares Emmanuel Macron to Neville Chamberlain as Russian attack looms
French President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin not to launch a military offensive against Ukraine is repeating the mistakes that Neville Chamberlain made in his Munich Agreement with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, according to a senior Ukrainian diplomat.
Why the striking Super Bowl stadium is three-quarters underground | CNN
Like the Super Bowl itself, the new SoFi Stadium is full of superlatives. It's got a six-acre lake and an enormous videoboard hovering over the field. Find out what else makes it unique.
Armed men kidnap five UN staff in southern Yemen
UN official says the organisation is working on releasing the staff, who were abducted on Friday in Abyan governorate.
Opinion | How the West Gets Ukraine Wrong — and Helps Putin As a Result
The extraordinary history and culture of the largest country within Europe needs to be taken more seriously in the Kremlin and everywhere else, too.
Colombia takes step toward recovering 200 tons of treasure from "holy grail" of shipwrecks
The wreck of the San Jose was found off Columbia's coast, but Spain and native Bolivians have also staked claims to its fabled riches.
Russia has surrounded Ukraine on three sides. Here's where an invasion could be launched | CNN
Russia has amassed more than 130,000 troops near Ukraine's border in recent weeks, according to US estimates, raising fears from Western and Ukrainian intelligence officials that an invasion could be imminent.
Swiss approve tobacco ad ban long after neighbours
Voters approve tighter laws on tobacco advertising, years after most European countries.
DeSantis says parents should have the right to sue school districts that 'flouted law' by mandating masks
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced opposition to legislation that would strip funds that implemented mask mandates and instead suggested that parents should have the right to sue over the harm that masking caused their children.
Polar bear inbreeding and bird 'divorces': Weird ways climate change is affecting animal species
The world's biodiversity is constantly being threatened by warming temperatures and extreme changes in climate and weather patterns.
Olympics Live: US clinches men's hockey tournament top seed
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics : ___ The United States has clinched the top seed in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.
San Francisco school board recall pits liberals vs. far Left
Voters in San Francisco will decide Tuesday whether to replace three of the city’s school board members after months of frustration with the slow pace of school reopenings and the board’s decision to focus on left-wing projects in the midst of the pandemic.
Super Bowl ticket prices have dropped but they'll still cost you thousands | CNN Business
Super Bowl tickets have never been a bargain. At least not for the last LIV years or so.
SoFi Stadium set for sizzling Super Bowl debut
The new SoFi Stadium will get its day in the sun when the $5.5 billion venue hosts the NFL's championship game on what is forecast to be the hottest ever Super Bowl Sunday.
Police used shields to rescue baby during Phoenix standoff
Phoenix police have released more information about what transpired during an incident that resulted in the death of a suspect and a woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend
Slalom winner Vlhova leaving Olympics early with ankle issue
Slalom gold medalist Petra Vlhova is leaving the Beijing Olympics early due to an inflamed left ankle tendon and will miss the Alpine combined event in which she would have been a challenger to Mikaela Shiffrin
One eye on midterms, Dems ease up on approach to virus
WASHINGTON (AP) — “People are tired," Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock says in the opening ad for his reelection campaign. There's not a face mask to be seen in the Democrat's video montage of scenes across Georgia, as he goes on to say people that are "wondering when things will get back to normal...
Blockades on Canada-US border continue as protests swell
WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Protesters opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other restrictions withdrew their vehicles from a key U.S.-Canadian border bridge Saturday though access remained blocked while other demonstrations ramped up in cities across Canada, including the capital, where police...
Paris police fire tear gas to disperse banned virus protest
PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas Saturday against a handful of demonstrators on the Champs-Elysees Avenue who defied a police order by taking part in a vehicle protest against virus restrictions inspired by Canada’s horn-honking truckers.
After Covid, risks of heart problems remain elevated for up to a year
Among the unvaccinated, long-term heart risks attributed to Covid-19 were "everywhere," researchers found.
COVID-19 vaccine sprayed in the nostrils could replace shots in arms
A COVID-19 vaccine sprayed in the nostrils might supplant shots in the arm.
COVID-19 updates: US cases at lowest point since Christmas
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.8 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 919,000 Americans.
Many faith leaders wary of religious exemptions for vaccine
By the thousands, Americans have been seeking religious exemptions in order to circumvent COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but generally they are doing so without the encouragement of major denominations and prominent religious leaders.
Vaccine mandate protests continue worldwide
After nearly a week of protests at the Ambassador Bridge, police have now been called in to attempt to end the blockage. The uproar against mandates is now traveling from Canada to Paris as French police used tear gas to disperse crowds blocking traffic on the Champ Elysees.
‘Freedom Convoy’ protests in Paris block traffic as police make arrests, fire tear gas
French demonstrators emulating the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” protests took to Paris streets on Saturday, disrupting traffic as police officers worked to disperse protesters.Demonstrator…
GOP pushes US schools to post all class materials online
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state lawmakers across the U.S. are trying to require schools to post all course materials online so parents can review them, part of a broader national push by the GOP for a sweeping parents bill of rights ahead of the midterm congressional elections.
Fitness influencer is ‘working on recovery’ after being on a ventilator
Lexi Reed’s husband posted an update on her Instagram account after the fitness influencer was hospitalized for an unnamed illness.
New Zealand plays Barry Manilow to repel parliament protesters
Protesters opposed to Covid-19 vaccine mandates remain camped outside parliament.
Blockade at Canada-U.S. bridge enters seventh day as demonstrators dig in
The blockade of demonstrators protesting vaccination mandates and other Covid restrictions has impacted millions in cross-border transactions.
In 2nd Floyd killing trial, judge seeks speed, not emotion
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When a witness to George Floyd's killing choked up while testifying during the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson quickly stepped in, granting a defense attorney's request for a sidebar that defused the moment.
New Zealand tries old earworm hits to flush out protesters
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters .
Japan mulls easing COVID border controls amid criticism
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is considering easing its stringent border controls amid growing criticism that the measures, which have banned most foreign entrants including students and business travelers, are hurting the country's economy and international profile.