George Floyd, whose death energized a movement, to be buried

The casket of George Floyd

The black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried in Houston Tuesday, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage. George Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed, will be laid to rest next to his mother. On May 25, as a white Minneapolis officer pressed a knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, the dying man More...

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By Desk of Editor On Saturday, June 6th, 2020

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.3% as reopened businesses began recalling millions of workers faster than economists had predicted, triggering a big rally Friday on Wall Street and giving President More...

Keystone XL oil pipeline
By Desk of Editor On Friday, May 29th, 2020

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the More...

President Donald Trump and Matt Schlapp
By Desk of Editor On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Trump allies lining up doctors to prescribe rapid reopening

Republican political operatives are recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed More...

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell
By Desk of Editor On Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Fed signals it will likely hold rates near zero for months

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it will keep its key short-term interest rate near zero for the foreseeable future as part of its extraordinary efforts to bolster an economy that is sinking into its More...

Qasem Soleimani
By Graham Moore On Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Qasem Soleimani: Strike Was To ‘Stop War’, Says Trump

President Donald Trump said the US killed Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani “to stop a war, not to start one”. He said Soleimani’s “reign of terror is over” following More...

Trump Impeachment
By Tony Williams On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Trump Impeachment: President Pens Irate Letter To Pelosi On Eve Of Vote

President Donald Trump has lashed out over his impending impeachment in an irate letter to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of declaring “open war on American democracy”. “You have cheapened More...

Trump Impeachment Inquiry
By Graham Moore On Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Trump Impeachment Inquiry: New Claims Amid Public Hearing

A top US diplomat told impeachment hearings that President Trump directly asked about a Ukrainian investigation into his Democratic rival Joe Biden. In previously unheard testimony, Bill Taylor, the acting US ambassador More...

By Tony Williams On Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Trump Impeachment Hearings To Go Public Next Week

Congressional Democrats have announced the first public hearings next week in an inquiry that may seek to remove President Donald Trump from office. Three state department officials will testify first. So far lawmakers More...

Paris climate accords
By Graham Moore On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Paris Climate Accords: Us Notifies Un Of Intention To Withdraw

The United States has formally notified the United Nations of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The notification begins a one-year process of exiting the global climate change accord, culminating More...