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Top Republican says Trump committed “impeachable offenses“
2021-01-10 05:09:57 President Donald Trump gestures at a campaign rally in support of U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' momentum for a fresh drive to quickly impeach outgoing President Donald Trump has gained support, and a top Republican said the president's role in the
US diplomats in extraordinary protest against Trump for riot
2021-01-10 19:32:47 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the White House with family members, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly unusual move, American diplomats have drafted two cables condemning President Donald Trump’s incitement of the deadly assault on the Capitol and calling for administration officials to possibly support invoking the
Capitol police were overrun, “left naked“ against rioters
2021-01-10 22:18:01 U.S. Capitol Police push back demonstrators who were trying to enter the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could


EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia“s plane safety record is a concern
2021-01-10 13:38:07 Indonesian marines look at a large part of a plane recovered from the waters off Java Island where Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crashed on Saturday, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The search for the black boxes of the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet intensified Monday to boost the investigation into what caused the plane carrying 62 people to nose
The unfolding of “home-grown fascism“ in Capitol assault
2021-01-11 00:31:41 Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon a
Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign
2021-01-10 23:26:41 President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Trump enters the last days of his presidency facing a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation after his supporters launched an assault on the nation’s Capitol in an effort to disrupt the peaceful transfe
EXPLAINER: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes
2021-01-10 21:35:42 This Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 image shows the suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. On Friday, the social media company permanently suspended Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence." (AP Photo/Tali Arbel) WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media companies decided this past week they had finally seen enough from President Donald Trump. Facebook
Arnold Schwarzenegger compares US Capitol mob to Nazis
2021-01-10 20:51:12 This Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, image from a video released by Schwarzenegger shows former Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivering a public message. Schwarzenegger compared the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol to the Nazis and called President Donald Trump a failed leader who “will go down in history as the worst president ever.” (Frank Fastner/Arnold Schwarze
Trump-supporting Christian leaders and their Sunday messages
2021-01-10 21:42:39 FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Pastor Paula White leads a prayer in Washington, at a rally in support of President Donald Trump called the "Save America Rally." On Sunday, Jan. 10, the first day of Christian worship services since the Capitol riot, religious leaders who have supported the president in the past delivered messages ranging from no mention of t
Lawmakers who voted against Biden are denounced back home
2021-01-10 20:18:31 About 300 demonstrators gather after painting a sign in the middle of Broadway Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 outside the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Speakers called for Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., to resign following a seizure and occupation of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) Republican members of Congress who voted ag
VIRUS TODAY: Lag in vaccinations underscores lack of support
2021-01-10 17:48:27 FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, hospital staff members enter an elevator with the body of a COVID-19 victim on a gurney at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. California health authorities reported on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, a record high of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. The state Department of Public Health sa
Oaths questioned as Trump“s backers fight against loss
2021-01-10 15:20:26 FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi administers the oath of office to members of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The oath, which normally doesn’t attract much attention, has become a common subject in the final days of the Trump presidency, being invoked by members of both parties as they met Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 to affi
Vaccine rollout confirms public health officials“ complaints
2021-01-10 17:11:34 University of Scranton nursing student Glen Johnson administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a medical professional during a clinic at the Throop Civic Center in Throop, Pa. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The Lackawanna County Medical Society had about 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine on hand to administer to people in Pennsylvania's Phase 1A group of the vaccine rollout plan,
Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot
2021-01-10 17:11:54 Workers install a flag on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol as preparations take place for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a vio
The Latest: Clyburn says impeachment vote expected this week
2021-01-10 14:43:59 FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020 file photo, Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump administration political appointees tried to block or change more than a dozen government reports that detailed scientific findings about the spread of the coronavirus, according to a Ho
Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate
2021-01-10 16:04:07 FILE - In this April 9, 2014, file photo, oil rigs stand in the Loco Hills field on U.S. Highway 82 in Eddy County near Artesia, N.M., one of the most active regions of the Permian Basin. In the closing months of the Trump administration energy companies stockpiled enough drilling permits for western public lands to keep pumping oil for years. That stands to undercut President
Police: Man shoots 7 in series of Chicago-area attacks
2021-01-10 14:27:09 Chicago and Evanston police investigate the scene of a shooting outside an IHOP restaurant in Evanston, Ill., Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2021. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago's South Side and ended with his death in a shootout wi
New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption
2021-01-10 14:36:31 FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building at dusk in Washington. The Corporate Transparency Act, enacted into law on Jan. 1, 2021, seeks to strengthen controls by creating a registry managed by the Treasury Department that will contain the names of the true owners of both domestically-created shell companies as well as foreign on
Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines
2021-01-10 14:10:53 FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 file photo, a Catholic pastor receives the first of the two Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at a hospital in Chicago. In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take
In wake of Capitol riot, Americans struggle for answers
2021-01-10 15:02:41 FILE - This Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo shows the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) This past week, Americans watched as the hallowed chambers of the Capitol were overrun and defiled, not by some foreign enemy of democracy but a mob of their fellow citizens. And then they tried to make sense of it. In letters to the editor and posts on soci
Trump legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions
2021-01-10 13:01:26 FILE - In this May 3, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News virtual town hall from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Trump repeatedly claimed in the final months of his presidency to have done more for Black Americans than anyone with the “possible exception” of Abraham Lincoln. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump repe
Chinese state media blast latest Pompeo move on Taiwan
2021-01-10 11:46:46 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo announced Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and others have contact with thei
Protesters arrested for criticizing Kazakhstan“s vote
2021-01-10 13:42:03 Kazakhstan's police officers detain a protester during an opposition rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, as voters in resource-rich Kazakhstan are going to the polls in a parliamentary election lacking any serious opposition. Dozens of activists were detained in at least three major cities, including the capital, Nur-Sultan, and Almaty, with reports of independ
Woman in widely seen hotel confrontation charged in NYC
2021-01-09 23:07:25 This booking photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office in California shows Miya Ponsetto. Ponsetto, who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and tackled him at a New York City hotel in a widely seen video has been charged after returning to the city. New York City police said Miya Ponsetto was charged Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in Manhattan with attempted
What Biden“s Cabinet picks say about how he plans to govern
2021-01-10 13:24:06 FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden announces his climate and energy team nominees and appointees at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to deliver. The president-elect announce
Minister: Massive power outage leaves Pakistan in the dark
2021-01-10 06:00:27 People are silhouetted on vehicle's headlights on a dark street during widespread power outages in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Pakistan's national power grid experienced a major breakdown late night on Saturday, leaving millions of people in darkness, local media reported. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) ISLAMABAD (AP) — A major technical fault in Pakistan's power gen
UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho“ about world role after Brexit
2021-01-10 05:34:11 British Ambassador to the United Nations Barbara Woodward poses for a photo, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important player on the world stage despite its exit from the European Union. Barbara Woodward pointed to the United
Asia Today: China reports 380 cases south of Beijing
2021-01-10 05:02:35 Visitors wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk by Forbidden City in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. More than 360 people have tested positive in a growing COVID-19 outbreak south of Beijing in neighboring Hebei province. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) BEIJING (AP) — More than 380 people have tested positive in a growing COVID-19 outbreak south of Beijing in
US consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara
2021-01-10 09:16:36 An archway in the entrance of Dakhla carries an image of Morocco's King Mohammed VI, in Western Sahara, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. U.S. plans to open a consulate in Western Sahara mark a turning point for the disputed and closely policed territory. U.S. recognition of Morocco’s authority over the land frustrates indigenous Sahrawis seeking independence. But others see the future U
The Latest: England invites over 80s to get virus vaccine
2021-01-10 08:37:22 FILE - This Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 file photo, shows a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. New research suggests that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation 


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