DETROIT (AP) — Adam Hollier is a lieutenant in the Army Reserves, a paratrooper, Detroit native, a Democrat and a Black man. He is also a state senator who represents a majority-Black district that stretches across the northeastern edge of his economically battered and resilient hometown.
Russian military buildup puts Washington on edge
Washington is on edge as Russia’s military buildup threatens a confrontation, with fears escalating following reports that U.S. intelligence shows Russian forces preparing to push into Ukrain…
Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic , in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S.
Polyp in Biden's colon was benign, potentially pre-cancerous
WASHINGTON (AP) — The polyp removed from President Joe Biden's colon last week was a benign, slow-growing but potentially pre-cancerous lesion that required no further action, his doctor said in a follow-up memo .
Marjorie Taylor Greene lays out demands for GOP House speaker vote if Republicans retake majority in 2022
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of Donald Trump's staunchest allies in Congress, on Thursday laid out demands for a GOP leader to earn her vote for House Speaker if Republicans are able to retake the majority after the 2022 elections and cast doubt on House Minority Leader Kevin...
Omar calls out Boebert over anti-Muslim remarks, denies Capitol incident took place
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) slammed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) over anti-Muslim remarks she made in a viral video and denied the veracity of an incident Boebert said took place…
Who's a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and childcare staff to janitors and truck drivers.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Gets Blunt Reminder Over Call To Honor Kyle Rittenhouse
The far-right Republican said the Kenosha, Wisconsin, killer was a "hero" who deserves a Congressional Gold Medal.
Protesters hit Amazon buildings on Black Friday
Strikes or protests are planned in 20 countries, on one of the busiest days of the year for retail.
Biden visits Coast Guard on Thanksgiving
President Biden and his family are spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket island.
Ted Cruz ribs Newsom over vacation in Mexico: ‘Cancun is much nicer than Cabo’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday ribbed California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) over his family’s Thanksgiving trip to Mexico in a wink to the senator’s Cancun trip that lan…
Families struggle with how to hold 2nd pandemic Thanksgiving
(AP) — Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the virus had a different plan.
What is the 1st Amendment Praetorian, the obscure far-right group subpoenaed by the January 6 committee?
An obscure far-right paramilitary group is in the spotlight this week after getting subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.
Ex-district attorney charged in Ahmaud Arbery case booked at Georgia jail
A former Georgia district attorney was charged for allegedly mishandling the Ahmaud Arbery murder case and was booked into jail.
Greene: McCarthy ‘doesn’t have the full support to be Speaker’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Thursday told her colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) during a podcast discussion that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “doesn’t have…
How This Attorney General Beat Trump 40 Times in Court
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/APPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro knows how to win elections, run elections, and keep them safe and fair. In his home state, he set a record for the most votes ever in the history of Pennsylvania for any office at any time.He also told Molly...
Georgia teens become unlikely warriors in redistricting fight
They're juggling finals and extracurriculars with special legislative sessions and injecting an unusual level of youth engagement into a typically wonky insiders' political routine.
Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52
MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14 bodies but then were forced to...
Biden repeats 'America is back' message on most expensive Thanksgiving in history
President Biden declared "America is back" in a Thanksgiving message Thursday, despite experts saying it will be the most expensive Thanksgiving in U.S. history.
U.S. lawmakers defy China by meeting with officials in Taiwan
'When news of our trip broke yesterday, my office received a blunt message from the Chinese Embassy, telling me to call off the trip,' Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin said.
Peng Shuai: Man claiming to know athlete says WTA head ignored mail
The mail, tweeted out by a man claiming to be her associate, told the WTA to 'not hype up personal affairs.'
FBI solicits Thanksgiving dinner tips for Capitol riot suspects
The FBI is asking for an extra helping this Thanksgiving in tracking down people who were involved in the Capitol riot.
GOP Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States
Republicans are locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures in four battleground states that are set to secure the party’s control in the statehouse chambers over the next decade, fortifying the GOP against even the most sweeping potential Democratic wave elections. In Texas, North...
Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season
Thanksgiving marks a brief cease-fire from partisan warfare in Washington.
Mexico's drug war uses drones, human shields, gunships
AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government is rapidly running out of tools to control the expansion of the feared Jalisco cartel on the front lines of Mexico’s narco war in the western state of Michoacan and the stalled ground effort is being supplemented by an increasingly sophisticated...
UAE general accused of torture elected Interpol president
Ahmed al-Raisi was chosen despite facing claims of complicity in torture by UAE security forces.
POLITICO Playbook: A Dave Chappelle Thanksgiving special
And Ahmaud Arbery’s killers are convicted.
Prosecutors in Ahmaud Arbery trial say cellphone video was key for verdicts
Prosecutors in Ahmaud Arbery trial say cellphone video was key for verdicts.
Their own words may have doomed men who killed Ahmaud Arbery
The video of Ahmaud Arbery's shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man's killing into the national consciousness.
GoFundMe removes page raising $5 million in bail money for Waukesha parade massacre suspect
A GoFundMe page raising money for the $5 million bail to get the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade massacre suspect, Darrell Brooks, released from jail has been taken down.
Judge denies Seminole Tribe's stay on gambling expansion
A federal district judge has rejected a stay requested by the Seminole Tribe of Florida after an earlier ruling that would block the tribe’s deal with the state to expand gambling and online sports betting statewide
Migrant deaths give U.K., France a tragic jolt on long-simmering border dispute
Advocates and politicians who have long called for a more humane approach to the contentious issue said both countries bore a degree of responsibility for the loss of life.
US troops around the globe will get Thanksgiving meal despite supply chain obstacles | CNN Politics
Almost 60,000 pounds of roasted turkeys, over 38,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and over 68,000 pies and cakes were shipped around the world by the Department of Defense's Logistics Agency to make sure American service members stationed in the US and across the globe will have a Thanksgiving meal.
Ilhan Omar Rips Lauren Boebert For Telling 'Made Up' Anti-Muslim Story For Clout
The Colorado Republican claimed she had made a joke about her Muslim colleague being a terrorist while sharing an elevator.
Biden strikes far different tone after Arbery verdict than Rittenhouse
President Biden's reaction to the guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery case came in stark contrast to his reaction to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse days earlier.
Analysis: Demonizing Black victims is an old racist trope that didn't work for defense attorneys this time
The trial of the three White men who killed Ahmaud Arbery came to an end Wednesday after weeks mirroring a long history of court cases where racism and the dehumanization of Black victims were pervasive.
Biden’s Social Spending Bill: A drama in 4 acts
Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman” all have something in common with the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion social spending bill: They are all dramas in four acts.
Unemployed factory worker sues as Virginia tries to claw back his jobless benefits
"This is an agency that doesn't like the people that it's supposed to serve," Ernest Ray's attorney said.
South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday.
Russian troop build-up: View from Ukraine front line
BBC correspondent Abdujalil Abdurasulov visits eastern Ukraine as soldiers watch Russia's nearby movements.
Biden and Trump release dueling Thanksgiving messages
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and former President Donald Trump issued messages on Thursday morning wishing people a happy Thanksgiving.
Adams won’t be New York’s first 'night mayor’
It was the Roaring Twenties, a time of easy money, youthful rebellion and just plain silliness, and nobody personified the spirit of the moment better than Jimmy Walker.
Biden administration approves first ever offshore wind farm to supply power to New York
The Biden administration approved Wednesday plans for a major offshore wind farm to supply power to New York.Why it matters: The approval for the installation of a dozen turbines near Rhode Island marks a major step in the administration's goal of reaching 30 gigawatts of offshore...
CCP internal police leader elected to Interpol executive committee despite international outcry
A key Chinese Communist Party police leader was elected to serve on Interpol’s executive committee on Thursday despite opposition from an alliance of international legislators, including Republicans in Congress as well as a host of exiled activists, all of whom warned China would abuse the position.
Alabama city told to keep Confederate street name or face $25,000 fine
The Republican attorney general is threatening Montgomery after the city renamed Jeff Davis Avenue The civil rights attorney Fred Gray, centre, his wife Carol, left, and Montgomery’s mayor, Steven Reed, attend a ceremony on 26 October in which Jeff Davis Avenue was renamed Fred D Gray Avenue...
Watchdog: Department in charge of Trudeau's climate agenda lacks clout to drive it
Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Jerry DeMarco said Canada's climate record is one of failure.
Five US lawmakers defy China by meeting with officials in Taiwan
Five US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to meet with government officials, defying Beijing to visit the contested island.
Instagram head to testify before Congress
Adam Mosseri, head of Meta-owned Instagram, has agreed to testify before Congress in early December about Instagram's impact on young people, he said in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday.Why it matters: Meta, formerly Facebook, is continuing to acknowledge mounting concern from the public and...
Biden Thanksgiving menu released by White House
President Biden and his family celebrated Thanksgiving at the White House with family while enjoying a traditional holiday menu
Lara Trump Cooks Up The Strangest Idea Yet About Democrats And Thanksgiving
Donald Trump's daughter-in-law also went full War on Halloween during an appearance on Fox News.
The 1621 Project: Why Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday
Today, the country celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving holiday. Families will unite, perhaps for the first time in over a year, gather around the dinner table, and eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie. As this has long been a yearly custom in the…
For many, guilty verdicts in Arbery case mark progress for racial justice in court
Attorneys and activists lauded the jury verdict that found three white men guilty in the murder of a 25-year-old Black man.
Unrest continues in Solomons with PM blaming foreign powers
Looting and violence continue for a third day in the capital as Australian police arrive.
In New Zealand, deepening despair for ‘abandoned’ tourism sector
New Zealand’s plans to reopen its borders in April 2022 have frustrated businesses reliant on travel.
Weed lounges are coming to a city near you
Las Vegas hopes to become a pioneer in creating public consumption spaces.
Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings
NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons once again wafted through miles of Manhattan, wrangled by costumed handlers. High school and college marching bands from around the country were back, and so were the crowds at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Washington faces threat of more 'atmospheric rivers,' floods
A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, forecasters are warning that multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day
Opinion | When Black Men Meet White Communities
For all of American history, the criminal justice system has considered Black men in white communities dangerous. With the Arbery verdict, could that be changing?
Tribes to mourn on Thanksgiving: 'No reason to celebrate'
Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who've suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment.
More than 200,000 Californians could be without power on Thanksgiving
Hundreds of thousands of customers in Southern California may be without electricity during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Trump's Thanksgiving message teases 2024 presidential run
Former President Donald Trump hinted at a possible 2024 presidential run on Thanksgiving, saying, "we will be great again" and "we will all do it together."
Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says
Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff's office.
Judge Rules Scottish Officials Can Keep Being Sketchy About Trump
Reuters/Clodagh KilcoyneA Scottish judge on Thursday shot down attempts to force the government to investigate former President Donald Trump’s purchase of two golf courses there, leaving the matter in the hands of the nation’s top prosecutor.Just as in the United States, where politicians have...
Egypt opens Luxor's ancient 'Avenue of Sphinxes' to great fanfare
Egypt will inaugurate the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in a glitzy ceremony.
When People Thought the First Thanksgiving Was Too Woke
Thanksgiving might seem like a fairly uncontroversial national holiday. That wasn't the case in Abraham Lincoln's day.
Thanksgiving traditions return to U.S.: Football, family and parades
Americans flocked to parades, packed football stadiums and gathered more freely for family feasts on Thursday, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year.
Sudanese security forces fire tear gas at anti-coup protests
Thousands resume protests in Sudan days after the military signed a new power-sharing deal with the prime minister.
Chuck Schumer's father dies at 98
"He took whatever was thrown at him no matter how difficult, did his job, never complained," the senator said of his father.
Thousands of people have raised more than $1 million for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit
Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition
Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled multiple "landing teams" to coordinate his transition to governor.
Romanian president swears in new coalition, says crisis over
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday swore in a new coalition government led by a Liberal former army general and declared an end to a months-long political crisis that had gripped the Eastern European nation. The vote in parliament approving the new administration, which passed...
Indian farmers mark a year of protest week after Modi’s climbdown
Farmers observe anniversary of protest against three farm laws, despite the prime minister saying they will be repealed.
Navajo and Hopi farmers keep the culture of food alive
The Navajo and Hopi nations in northeastern Arizona are known as “food deserts,” with little access to fresh fruits and vegetables. But local farmers are working to keep the culture of food alive for the next generation of Indigenous farmers, gardeners, and chefs.
Schumer mourns death of ‘amazing’ father
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is mourning the death of his father, whom he called an “amazing husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent.”“My father Abe, 98,…
Australia sending troops to Solomon Islands as unrest grows
The protesters breached the National Parliament building and burned the thatched roof of a nearby building, the government said.
'Afghan Girl' from National Geographic magazine cover granted refugee status in Italy
The "Afghan Girl" made famous after featuring on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985 has been granted refugee status by Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, according to an Italian government press office statement.
The most entertaining and binge-worthy queer content arriving in November
From a new Marvel superheroes feature to a Princess Diana biopic, this month’s film releases highlight LGBTQ romances. And reality shows stir up controversy on TV.
Hawaii groups want US to shut down military fuel tanks
Citing threats to Honolulu's drinking water, the Sierra Club of Hawaii and other groups on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden and military leaders to shut down tanks that provide an important fuel reserve for U.S. forces in the Pacific. The military built 20 fuel tanks, each the equivalent...
Sudan's civilian prime minister has been reinstated, but the protests aren't over yet
Sudan's civilian prime minister has been reinstated after having been removed from power by the country's military a month ago. But protesters aren't satisfied with the deal that was made.
Turkish police fire tear gas at female protesters in Istanbul
March for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women confronted by riot police.
Thanksgiving travel rush returns: Airport screenings reach pandemic high
The TSA said 2.3 million people passed through its checkpoints Wednesday, the highest volume since the low point of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Michael Jackson jacket helped the FBI identify a suspected Capitol rioter
Prosecutors said James Beeks, who played Judas in a Jesus Christ Superstar production and also works as a Michael Jackson impersonator, can be seen in photos and videos from Jan. 6 wearing the jacket.
Myanmar-India border area experiences 6.1 magnitude earthquake
A monitoring center in India reported on Friday that a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Myanmar-India border area. The National Center for Seismology, which monitors earthquakes in India, note…
Polyp removed during Biden's colonoscopy is 'benign' -White House physician
A polyp removed during President Joe Biden's colonoscopy last week "is a benign, slow-growing, but thought to be precancerous lesion" for which no more action is required at this time, the White House physician said in a letter released on Wednesday.
Trump Resumes Spending Money on Republicans Who Aren’t Him
Win McNamee/GettyAfter a long hiatus, Donald Trump is once again contributing cash to Republicans not named Donald Trump.The Republican National Committee filed a financial report last weekend revealing a $1 million October contribution from Trump Make America Great Again, the joint fundraising...
LeSnitch trends as LeBron James has Pacers fans ejected in first game back from suspension
As the saying goes, snitches get ... criticized on social media.
Virus surge overwhelms hospitals in Cochise County
PHOENIX (AP) — A surge of COVID-19 cases is overwhelming hospitals in southeastern Arizona. Cochise County said Wednesday that its hospitals were low on resources, struggling with nurse shortages and that patients without COVID-19 were facing long waits to be transferred to larger hospitals for...
Bryan Adams tests positive for COVID in Italy
MILAN ` (AP) — Bryan Adams tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at Milan’s Malpensa Airport on Thursday, ahead of the unveiling of the 2022 Pirelli calendar that he photographed. The Canadian rock ‘n roller disclosed the positive test in an Instagram post that included a photograph of him...
Omicron: How worried should we be?
Scientists are closely watching a new variant - but there are few clear answers.
Are you vaxxed? Some families face fraught divide over jabs
NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving is Jonatan Mitchell's favorite holiday, usually spent with his wife co-hosting up to 20 loved ones. He’d been looking forward to the gathering this year after calling it off in 2020 due to the pandemic, but one of the most pressing issues of the times got in the way...
Merkel: 'Sad day' as Germany marks 100,000 deaths from COVID
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of “a very sad day” as her country became the latest to surpass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began
Biden adding COVID-19 vaccines to ‘Remain in Mexico’ restart: report
The Biden administration is planning to offer COVID-19 vaccines to migrants that enroll in the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program, which could go back into effect as soon as…
WHO to hold special meeting amid concerns over new COVID-19 variant
The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a special meeting amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa, officials said Thursday.“Our technical advisory group on vi…