Senator Tim Scott is blaming Democrats' push to cut funding to law enforcement for the collapse of bipartisan police reform negotiations on Capitol Hill. Earlier this week, President Biden blamed the failure of the deal on Republicans in Congress and claimed they had "rejected enacting modest reforms, which even the previous president had supported."
Trump says Stacey Abrams ‘might be better than existing governor’ Kemp
Former President Trump on Saturday quipped that 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) may have done a better job in office than her opponent, Gov. Brian Kemp (R), who has continued…
House Budget Committee votes to pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill
The House Budget Committee voted Saturday to pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill out of committee and send it to the House floor.
Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana
JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — A team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board was at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized Sunday, officials said.
How voter suppression laws hurt White people
As Democrats approach a crucial stretch to pass a new voting rights bill, here's a point to remember that most people forget: White people -- not just people of color -- have been some of the biggest victims of voter suppression tactics.
Five Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank
Israeli army killed the five Palestinians during overnight armed confrontations in Jenin and Jerusalem early on Sunday.
Opinion | Bitcoin, 'Shang-Chi' and 'effeminate men': Why all are subject to China's wrath
They're part of a desperate effort by President Xi Jinping to control every aspect of Chinese economy, culture and education.
Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel's bloc in German vote
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s center-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at the helm of...
German elections: Voters decide who will take charge after Merkel
The election race could barely be tighter as people vote to decide who will run Europe's biggest economy.
Former Arizona AG Slams Cyber Ninjas 'Grift' In Botched Vote Audit
“They’re in it for the money,” said Republican Grant Woods.
Concerned United Nations can only sidestep Myanmar crisis
BANGKOK (AP) — In his speech last week to open the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations where "peace and stability remain a distant dream.”
Analysis: When a White-majority neighborhood wants to divorce its Black city
The combustible, decades-long debate over a wealthy majority white suburb in Atlanta shines a light on a broader racial reality in the US. As Sheryll Cashin, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, explains it, the consequences of residential caste are vast.
Hochul considering deployment of National Guard to address health worker shortage
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) is considering deploying the medically trained members of the National Guard ahead of an anticipated shortage of health care workers. Hochul released a comprehen…
GOP to massively step up 2022 poll watching efforts in Michigan and across U.S.
RNC official Josh Findlay acknowledged that many Republican poll watchers in 2020 were not adequately trained, in a speech on Mackinac Island.
Democrats position themselves as last line of defense for abortion rights
Party sees new urgency – and political opportunity – amid growing threat to Roe v WadeOpinion: In Texas, flustered ‘pro-lifers’ are backpedaling Katherine Clark, a Massachusetts Democrat, speaks at a press conference after the House passed the Women's Health Protection Act. Photograph: Allison...
House-passed measure includes $6.3 billion for Afghan refugee resettlement, path to green cards
The Democratic-controlled House this week passed a continuing resolution that included language requested by the White House that would fund the resettlement effort of tens of thousands of Afghans to the tune of $6.3 billion, while also giving a timetable for them to be eligible for green cards.
'Stop the Steal' Movement Races Forward, Ignoring Arizona Humiliation
After all the scurrying, searching, sifting, speculating, hand-counting and bamboo-hunting had ended, Republicans’ postmortem review of election results in Arizona’s largest county wound up only adding to President Joe Biden’s margin of victory there. But for those who have tried to undermine...
Kim's sister: NKorea willing to talk if Seoul shows respect
The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday that her country will take steps to repair ties with South Korea, and may even discuss another summit between their leaders, if the South drops what she described as hostility and double standards. The comments by Kim Yo Jong...
Why corporate social responsibility is BS
While big corporations tell Americans how virtuous they are, they lobby up a storm against Biden’s social policy bill Treasury secretary Janet Yellen listens to Josh Bolten, president and CEO of Business Roundtable, in Washington. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock In recent years, “corporate social...
Twitter Users Mock Rep. Lauren Boebert's Plan To 'Imeach Biden'
One journalist on Twitter correctly noted that if the member of Congress from Colorado gets her way, Biden would be the first president to be "imeached."
Historic Black cemetery buried below Maryland parking lot at center of legal dispute
"Developers literally built their wealth on top of other people's graves," said the Rev. William J. Barber II, who is supporting a coalition trying to preserve the Maryland site.
Trump invites Marine who pulled baby over Kabul wall onto stage at rally prompting 'USA!' chants
Former President Donald Trump praised a U.S. service member who was photographed pulling an Afghan baby across the Kabul airport wall during the Afghanistan withdrawal and brought him onstage at a rally Saturday.
'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Amistad — Spanish for friendship — binds the sister cities of Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. Each year, the border communities that sit across the Rio Grande from one another come together to celebrate that bond during the Fiesta de la Amistad.
U.S. detains 14 Mexican soldiers who accidentally crossed border
One was cited for possessing marijuana for personal use, and they were all returned to their home country within hours.
Sidney Powell countersues Dominion Voting Systems after failing to get its lawsuit against her tossed in court
Powell became known for spreading election conspiracy theories last year, falsely claiming that Dominion tilted the race to boost President Biden.
Wisconsin man accused of election fraud after voting while on probation for felony: report
A Wisconsin man on probation following his sixth felony impaired-driving conviction voted illegally in last November’s election, according to a report.
Switzerland votes on same-sex marriage
Voters in Switzerland go to the polls to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage.
German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of election
Two climate activists have ended their hunger strike after a leading candidate for chancellor of Germany agreed to a public meeting with them following Sunday's general election
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio booed at Global Citizen Live concert
Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed by an otherwise euphoric crowd at Saturday’s star-studded Global Citizen Live concert, marking the second time in recent weeks he was heckled at a major Central Park performance.
America's unemployment system is broken. With millions of workers still without jobs, it's time to finally fix it.
The extended federal unemployment benefits were a success during the pandemic. Congress must cement that success in the reconciliation bill.
Would Gabby Petito be alive today if warning signs of domestic violence had been acted on earlier?
Petito, 22, died at the hands of her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Now, her parents are asking if her murder could have been prevented, and hope others can be saved by learning her story.
Mary Trump Quips That Her Uncle's Lawyers Now Probably 'Operate Out Of Strip Malls'
And she thanked Donald Trump for helping her sell more books by suing her.
U.S. Republican senators slam release of Huawei's Meng
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Saturday the release of Huawei's finance chief raised serious questions about President Joe Biden's ability to confront the threat posed by the technology giant and the Chinese Communist Party. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to China on...
Mother, 2-year-old son son die at San Diego stadium after falling from concourse level
The deaths "appeared suspicious," and homicide detectives have been assigned, police said.
'Reform California' chairman slams bill to allow illegal immigrants to serve on county central committee
"Reform California" chairman Carl DeMaio on Saturday criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsom's signing of a bill that allows some illegal immigrants to serve on county central committees -- one of a number of bills signed to benefit those who entered the country illegally.
New lava vents burst open in La Palma volcano as eruption forces airport to close
Thousands have been forced to evacuate from the island in the week since Cumbre Vieja first started erupting.
What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes
It was an eventful week in the closely-watched trial of Elizabeth Holmes, with witnesses who included scientists, medical professionals, a patient and even the former US Secretary of Defense laying out how the promise of Holmes' blood testing company Theranos fell apart.
California police fatally shoot man during surfing contest
The suspect died at a hospital, Huntington Beach police said.
Sam Is Now A Major Hurricane But Isn't Likely To Hit Land
The storm was located about 630 miles off the coast of French Guiana on Saturday. There's a slight chance it could hit Bermuda, but modeling currently shows it's likely to miss the island.
'A total lack of focus': Lawmaker on a mission to compel Pentagon to take UFOs seriously
There has been a growing number of reports in recent years from Navy pilots and other military personnel of highly advanced craft of unknown origin violating protected airspace, some of them maneuvering in ways that seem to defy known aerodynamics.
‘He knows he lost’: Georgia Republican opposes Trump before rally in Perry
Top voting official Brad Raffensperger dismayed that former president uses lies to fundraise Donald Trump speaks in Perry, Georgia. Photograph: Dustin Chambers/Reuters The top election official in Georgia, a Republican, said Donald Trump unequivocally lost the state in 2020, a day before a rally...
Factbox: Deadly U.S. passenger train crashes in recent years
At least three people died on Saturday after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in north central Montana, an official at a local sheriff's office said.
The 74-year-old 'Black Widow' killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide | CNN
Chisako Kakehi, 74, is on death row for murdering three romantic partners and the attempted murder of a fourth following a case that captivated Japan and highlighted the dangers lurking online for aging singles.
Philanthropic Billionaire Walter Scott Dies At 90
The former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm helped oversee Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate and donated to many causes, particularly construction projects in Nebraska.
Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools
A third federal judge has blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s order allowing families to opt out of school mask mandates
COVID-19 updates: No unemployment benefits for vaccine refusal in this state
The number of daily deaths from COVID-19 are continuing to rise, even as hospitalization rates begin to decline.
UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay
LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative lawmakers.
Prince Harry, Meghan call for COVID-19 vaccine equity at star-studded Global Citizen Live
Harry and Meghan traveled to New York City to take part in the Global Citizen concert.
'I don't have COVID': Doctor says some COVID patients deny virus, decry vaccines from their deathbed
Michigan doctor Matthew Trunsky says some dying COVID-19 patients continue to deny their diagnosis or denounce vaccines.
I got the Moderna vaccine. Can I get a Pfizer booster?
Here's what's known about mixing-and-matching Covid-19 vaccines.
Court sets hearing for Wednesday on New York City schools vaccine mandate
A requirement for New York City school teachers and staff to get vaccinated for COVID-19 was temporarily blocked by a U.S. appeals court just days before it was to take effect, but the court on Saturday set a hearing on the matter for next week.
'We haven't recovered yet': Short-term outlook remains grim for cruise industry
Cruising investors are looking for any glimmer of hope for an industry that has been battered by the pandemic. Still, the short-term outlook remains grim.
'Vigilante treatments': Anti-vaccine groups push people to leave ICUs
As the anti-vaccine movement escalates its rhetoric, doctors warn that they're dealing with the fallout: "They’re starting to target people, the messengers — nurses and doctors."
Federal judge upholds Cincinnati health care system's COVID vaccine mandate
A federal judge ruled Friday that a health care provider serving the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region can issue mandates requiring its more than 10,000 employees to get vaccinated or risk termination.Why it matters: It's the latest ruling to uphold U.S. private employers' right to...