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ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden wrapped up his time at the Group of 20 summit on Sunday trying to convince Americans and the wider world that he’s got things under control — and taking Russia, China and Saudi Arabia to task for not doing enough to deal with the existential threat of climate change.
Biden says Russia, China "basically didn't show up" with climate commitments
The president answered questions from reporters in Rome before departing for a climate summit in Scotland.
Youngkin, McAuliffe in last-minute scramble to rally voters
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin raced to fire up their party’s base voters in opposite ends of Virginia on Sunday as they worked to drive up turnout in a deadlocked and bitter contest for governor that will be scrutinized as a bellwether ahead of next...
New framework bolsters Biden's hand as climate summit begins
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a United Nations climate conference Monday energized by a new legislative framework that, if enacted, would be the largest action ever taken by the United States to address climate change.
Eyes on Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett as SCOTUS considers Texas' abortion ban | CNN Politics
Since the challenge to a Texas abortion ban first reached the Supreme Court two months ago, the justices have conferred only in private over the law that flouts nearly a half century of abortion-rights rulings.
Plan to replace Minneapolis PD worries many Black residents
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marques Armstrong had just got out of the shower one morning this fall when he heard gunshots that seemed to come from his Minneapolis backyard. After ducking, he ran upstairs to check on his wife and daughter, then looked out to see a car speed away.
Biden scratches head when asked about possible payments to illegal migrants
President Biden ignored a question from Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Sunday regarding his administration's reported plan to pay $450,000 per person to illegal immigrants who had been separated from their families during the Trump administration.
‘Lights are flashing red’: COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) began in Glasgow on Sunday, with the U.K. hosts of the summit warning that “lights are flashing red on the climate change d…
Biden’s job rating sinks to 42 percent in NBC News poll a year from midterms
Just nine months into his presidency, 71 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, the poll shows.
Biden sets off high-stakes scramble over spending framework
Democrats are scrambling to fill in the details of their social and climate spending plan after President Biden’s proposal for a scaled-back bill lit a fire under lawmakers who want to see their pe…
Kinzinger wants House Republicans to find some courage
The Illinois Republican, who announced he was not seeking reelection, hopes those who will remain in Congress will stand up to former President Donald Trump.
Biden, Democrats failing to sell agenda to American people: POLL
A new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds Americans are broadly unaware of what's in the infrastructure and social spending bills and skeptical they would help the United States.
Democrats face ire of women over loss of paid leave
Democrats risk disappointing female voters by cutting out a major expansion of paid family and medical leave from a compromise social policy bill.President Biden campaigned on extending paid leave …
Texas police refused requests to escort Biden bus surrounded by Trump supporters: report
Transcribed 911 calls reveal that San Marcos police officials refused multiple requests for assistance from a Biden campaign bus that was being harassed on the road by a so-called Trump train, even…
Biden says he worries that cutting oil production too fast will hurt working people
President Biden said he's worried about soaring energy prices and says the world can't simply cut its use of fossil fuels — even as he heads to Glasgow for the U.N. climate summit.
The conservative effort to take over school boards reaches fever pitch in one Colorado district
The upcoming election, which has attracted cash from deep-pocketed donors, turned once sleepy school board meetings into heated debates.
Sanders: All Democrat senators need to agree on framework of economic bill before House vote
All 50 Democrats in the Senate need to agree upon the framework on the massive economic bill before the House votes on the bill this week, Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders said Sunday.
G20 pledge climate action but make few commitments
The agreement between the world's richest economies makes no reference to cutting emissions by 2050.
People, homes vanish due to 2020 census' new privacy method
The three-bedroom colonial-style house where Jessica Stephenson has lived in Milwaukee for the last six years bustles with activity on any given weekday, filled with the chattering of children in the day care center she runs out of her home.
Commerce secretary says fixing supply chain issues will take "a little bit of time"
Raimondo said the U.S. is making progress in relieving the supply chain disruptions.
‘Go back to L.A.’: Urban transplants threaten to price out locals in Southern California desert
Once a hamlet for cowboys and homesteaders, the Morongo Basin is undergoing rapid change as an influx of urbanites escaping city life drives up prices.
The absence of key world leaders hangs over Biden's first G-20
When the leaders of the Group of 20 assembled for their family photo here on a blue-carpeted riser, there were a few unfamiliar faces among the most powerful people on the planet.
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at California council member's home
He was identified by the Gilroy Police Department as Benjamin Calderon, 19.
Franken rules out challenge against Gillibrand for Senate seat
Former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (D) says he will not mount a challenge against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to represent New York in the U.S. Senate.Alexandra Fetissoff, a spokeswoman for Franken, told…
Buttigieg: ‘We’re the closest that we’ve ever been’ to passing infrastructure and spending bills
But he wouldn’t say whether House Democrats will pass both bills this week.
Officials, lawmakers express optimism on infrastructure, spending vote
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said he spent the weekend negotiating a deal with Democrats to once again include the lowering of prescription drug prices in a social spending framework, a si…
America last: Biden goes full Oprah, considers $450K payments to illegal migrants separated at border
So, just how much is the $450,000 that some migrants could receive? It’s more than some families of those murdered on 9/11 received.
What Utah Republican John Curtis is bringing to the U.N. climate summit
As a conservative House Republican focused on climate change, he’s charting his own course.
Biden faults China, Russia for absence at G-20 climate talks
The president made the remarks at a press conference in Rome following the G-20 summit Sunday evening, ahead of his trip to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow on Monday.
Kinzinger speaks out on leaving Congress, 'cancer' in the Republican Party
‘It’s not on Liz Cheney and I to save the Republican Party,’ Kinzinger said.
Biden reflects on American leadership, progress made at G-20 summit
President Joe Biden reflected on American leadership on the world stage and progress made at the G-20 summit.
Progressives signal they'll back both economic bills ahead of likely vote later this week | CNN Politics
Most House progressives signaled during a virtual meeting Sunday they are likely to back the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the social safety net bill when they both come up for a vote, which is likely to happen after Tuesday.
Kinzinger slams Republicans over the ‘lie and conspiracy’
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who has been critical of former President Trump’s claims about the election and announced last week that he will not seek reelection, slammed Republica…
G-20 make mild pledges on climate neutrality, coal financing
ROME (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest economies agreed Sunday to stop funding coal-fired power plants in poor countries and made a vague commitment to seek carbon neutrality “by or around mid-century” as they wrapped up a Rome summit before the much larger United Nations climate conference...
Biden on dip in poll numbers: ‘That’s not why I ran’
President Biden on Sunday shrugged off his slumping approval ratings in recent weeks as he met with global leaders in Europe, arguing cyclical polls are part of the job and that he’…
"It's completely Orwellian": How Daniel Ortega tightened his grip on power in Nicaragua
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has had his political opponents beaten and thrown in jail and passed legislation making criticism of the government a form of treason. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the loss of democracy in Nicaragua.
Biden apologizes for being late to G20 press conference: 'We were playing with elevators'
President Biden apologized for being late to his press conference in Rome at the conclusion of a two-day meeting with G20 leaders before heading to a United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
Abortion backers at Supreme Court are aiming for Roe v. Wade 'Part 2' in Texas, Stephen Miller warns
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in two pivotal abortion cases regarding the landmark Texas law S.B. 8 on Monday. A lawyer and a former advisor to President Trump, working with America First Legal, argued that the cases center on the question of whether or not Texans have the democratic...
Japan PM Kishida’s coalition expected to keep majority
But the majority coalition is projected to lose some seats.
Romney defends filibuster amid Democrats' calls to change it
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday defended the filibuster and blasted Democrats calling for its elimination, dismissing their latest discussion to end it in order to pass voting rights legislation as "an unserious partisan effort aimed at messaging and energizing that party's base."
Ro Khanna, leading House progressive, says he'll vote for infrastructure and social spending bills
"It's time for this party to get together and deliver," Khanna said in an interview with "Face the Nation."
Miami mayor seeks 2nd term as he raises national profile
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is hoping to easily secure a second term Tuesday, with his reelection campaign showing he can raise millions as he seeks to elevate his profile at a national level.
1 dead, 13 captured swimming across US border in San Diego
Government officials say one person died and another 13 people were pulled from the Pacific Ocean after a large group attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border by swimming around a barrier in San Diego
Cuomo fires back at sheriff, AG James over criminal charges
Disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday accused Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and state Attorney General Letitia James of "incompetence" and "abuse of law" after he was charged last week with a misdemeanor sex crime.
Biden says pope provided family with ‘great solace’ after son’s death
President Biden became emotional Sunday when discussing his relationship with Pope Francis, days after the two met at the Vatican.“Pope Francis has become a, I don’t want to exaggerate, has be…
The MASS model of community-focused architecture
A project in Rwanda convinced a group of Harvard-trained architects to rethink their building methods, material and labor sources, and the end-use of their buildings.
Virginia set to elect first woman of color for lieutenant governor
As Washington turns its attention to Virginia’s gubernatorial election next week, lieutenant gubernatorial candidates Hala Ayala (D) and Winsome Sears (R) are looking to make history as the first w…
Kansas lawmaker arrested on domestic violence charge
A first-year Kansas lawmaker, who was reprimanded by his colleagues for abusive conduct before taking office, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery
A post-Trump test for Democrats looms in Virginia election
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For four years, nothing rallied Democrats like the push to get Donald Trump out of office. Now, they're not sure what to do without him. Democrats in Virginia are scrambling to stave off disaster in the state's governor's race — the most competitive major election since...
US, EU say deal on steel tariffs will help on climate change
ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday a new U.S. and European Union trade agreement would crack down on “dirty steel” that produces carbon emissions that are blamed for climate change and also patch up a trans-Atlantic rift over Trump-era steel and aluminum tariffs.
Clarification: Facebook Fallout-Reining in Big Tech story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published Oct. 31, 2021, The Associated Press identified Paul Barrett as teacher of a seminar in law, economics and journalism at New York University. The story should also have noted that his title is deputy director of NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.
COP26: Boris Johnson says 'no excuses' for not tackling climate change
Boris Johnson warns world leaders there is a "huge way to go" ahead of the COP26 climate summit.
Ibram X. Kendi backtracks after tweeting on study some say undermines his white privilege narrative
Author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi has deleted a tweet after critics argued it undermined the racial narrative upon which he’s built his career.
Aid groups urge U.S. to help Afghan allies "before it's too late"
Groups are warning that failure to evacuate Afghans targeted by the Taliban for cooperating with the U.S. will leave an "indelible stain" on the Biden administration.
Supreme Court to hear case on New York's gun permit law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a gun rights case that could lead to more guns on the streets of New York and Los Angeles and threaten restrictions on guns in subways, airports, bars, churches, schools and other places where people gather.
The Latest: Macron says Australia's Morrison lied to him
The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Rome: ROME — French President Emmanuel Macron said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lied to him while he was secretly negotiating a submarine deal with the United States and Britain.
Biden tells Erdogan that US and Turkey must avoid crises
ROME (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday that their countries must better manage disagreements after the partnership between NATO allies was tested by Turkey's threat to no longer recognize the American envoy and its purchase of a Russian missile...
American B-1B bomber flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions
The U.S. Air Force has flown a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel
Barack Obama honors Jay-Z at his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction
The hip hop legend was inducted by the former president and comedian Dave Chappelle. The induction makes Jay-Z one of the few solo rappers to ever be included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
25 die in Brazil police operation against alleged bank gang
Police say an operation against a gang planning bank robberies has killed at least 25 suspects in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais
Rick Scott says ‘ridiculous’ inflation caused by government waste, spending: ‘Americans should be furious'
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said on "Fox News Sunday" that Americans should be "furious" with the way Democrats are handling their money and that President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda will only worsen the country’s "ridiculous" inflation and send it further into debt.
Climate change: Extreme weather events are 'the new norm'
Scientists from the WMO say global warming is leading the world into "uncharted territory".
Huma Abedin on overcoming her husband Anthony Weiner's betrayals
In her first TV interview, the longtime aide to Hillary Clinton talks about weathering public scandal as the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, and opens up about how her anger over his sexting transgressions "almost killed me."
Suspected gunman surrenders in Texas Halloween party shooting that killed 1, injured 9
A suspect sought in a shooting at a Texas Halloween party that left one reveler dead and nine others injured surrendered to authorities on Sunday, according to police.
Biden, other leaders say no easing sanctions until Iran slows its nuclear development
President Biden and three European allies say they are ready to return to the scuttled deal that eased sanctions against Iran, in return for Iran limiting its nuclear program.
Hawaii's beaches are disappearing due to climate change
Martha Raddatz covers Hawaii’s response to climate change on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
Train crash in England described as 'major incident'
Two trains were involved in a crash Sunday afternoon in Salisbury, England, officials said.
Buttigieg makes no guarantees about spending package timeline, but insists 'we're the closest we’ve ever been'
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stressed the importance of Congress passing new infrastructure and social spending bills, and expressed optimism that it may finally happen after much delay.
Explosion in Mexico destroys at least 30 buildings, leaves 1 dead, 15 injured
Authorities are still searching for people under the collapsed buildings.
Man dies during bull-running event in Spanish city of Onda
Authorities said the man suffered a head wound and had an artery punctured in his thigh by the bull.
9 Brazil firefighters dead after cave collapsed during training exercise
Nine Brazil firefighters were killed in a cave collapse during a training exercise Sunday, officials said.
Man with knife on Tokyo train stabs several before starting fire, police say
The Tokyo Fire Department said 17 passengers were injured, including three seriously.
Man with knife injures 17 people on Tokyo train, starts fire
TOKYO (AP) — A man dressed in a Joker costume and brandishing a knife stabbed at least one passenger on a Tokyo commuter train before starting a fire, injuring passengers and sending people scrambling to escape and jumping from windows, police and witnesses said.
McAuliffe calls CRT fight ‘racist dog whistle,’ claims 'never been taught’ in Va. despite past state promotion
Democratic Terry McAuliffe repeated the questionable claim Sunday that critical race theory has "never been taught" in Virginia’s public schools and that the fight to ban it is a "racist dog whistle."
India, UK to launch global solar grid project at COP26
India and the U.K. will launch a project that aims to create a solar grid connecting countries in different parts of the world at the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland
Cokie Roberts' husband: Part of her legacy was telling women 'you can do this'
Cokie Roberts's husband says part of her legacy was to tell women 'you can do this.'
Sanders demands lower drug prices, reconciliation framework
Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted that the Senate can set out a framework for a reconciliation bill that would receive approval from all 50 Democrat senators despite holdouts within the party.
Transcript: Dr. Claire Boogaard on "Face the Nation", October 31, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with Claire Boogaard, Medical Director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Program, Children's National Hospital on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Transcript: Rep. John Curtis on "Face the Nation," October 31, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with Congressman John Curtis that aired Sunday, October 31 2021, on "Face the Nation."
Transcript: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on "Face the Nation," October 31, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo that aired on Sunday, October 31, 2021, on "Face the Nation."
White House press secretary Psaki says she has COVID-19
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday she has contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Psaki, 42, said she was last in contact with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, when she met him in the White House, where they were more than 6 feet apart and wearing...
Nursing home residents overlooked in scramble for Covid antibody treatments
Quick access to the treatment is essential to prevent hospitalizations in particularly vulnerable patients.
New Zealand's lockdowns have been a disaster for some. As they lift, another threat looms.
“There’s going to be a lot of tangi,” indigenous rights activist Joe Trinder said, using the Maori word for funerals.
Parents should be patient about getting COVID vaccines for kids, White House says
There are fresh logistical challenges, warns the White House's COVID czar in an exclusive interview with NPR. For example, young children will be getting a smaller dose delivered via smaller needles.
Moderna says FDA delaying review of COVID-19 vaccine for teens
The Food and Drug Administration’s review for an emergency use authorization of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents as young as 12 years old is being delayed as the agen…
Companies mull ending government contracts over vaccine mandate
Members of the aerospace, distribution, defense and trucking sectors are warning the Biden administration they will not be able to meet the vaccine deadline.