Thanks for using Ruthub, but we will migrate to a new domain and plus better features.

Associated Press
The Associated Press is an American not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1846, it operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. Its members are U.S. newspapers and broadcasters Health May 26, 2021, Wednesday
Biden asks US intel officials to investigate COVID-19 origin
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlikely possibility that the origins of the virus trace to Chinese lab.
cover Politics Apr 22, 2021, Thursday
DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. Voting along party lines with minority Republicans in opposition, the House approved the bill 216-208. That's likely the easy part, though. The proposal faces a far tougher fight in the Senate, where simple Democratic control of the chamber won’t be enough. The legislation proposes creating a 51st state with one representative and two senators, while a tiny sliver of land including the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall would remain as a federal district. Instead of the District of Columbia, the new state would be known as Washington, Douglass Commonwealth — named after famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who lived in Washington from 1877 until his death in 1895.
cover Politics Apr 01, 2021, Thursday
Biden holds first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first Cabinet meeting to promote his new infrastructure plan, but the gathering had a very different look and tone from those held by his...
cover Politics Mar 31, 2021, Wednesday
Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to 'win the future'
PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan Wednesday to reengineer the nation’s infrastructure in what he billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America”...
cover Politics Mar 25, 2021, Thursday
Georgia Gov. Kemp signs GOP election bill amid outcry
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and gives the...
cover Environment Mar 23, 2021, Tuesday
Report: California wildfire sparked when tree hit power line
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed more than 200 buildings last year was sparked when tree branches came into contact with Pacific Gas &...
cover Media Mar 22, 2021, Monday
Transphobia, hostility about protesters in private cop group
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a private Facebook group called the Pittsburgh Area Police Breakroom, many current and retired officers spent the year criticizing chiefs who took a knee or officers who...
cover Politics Mar 17, 2021, Wednesday
Senate confirms Katherine Tai as Biden's top trade envoy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as the top U.S. trade envoy in an overwhelming bipartisan vote on Wednesday . She will be the first Asian American and first woman of color to...
cover Politics Mar 15, 2021, Monday
Haaland OK'd at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet head
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the...
cover Politics Mar 11, 2021, Thursday
Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and...
cover Politics Mar 10, 2021, Wednesday
Biden immediately begins selling virus aid plan to public
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House began highlighting the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill immediately after it gained final congressional approval on Wednesday, wasting no time in selling the...
cover Politics Mar 08, 2021, Monday
Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd on Monday paused jury selection for at least a day while an appeal...
cover Politics Mar 06, 2021, Saturday
Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for...
cover Politics Mar 04, 2021, Thursday
Senate begins considering Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe...
cover Law Mar 04, 2021, Thursday
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivers 1st opinion
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered her first Supreme Court majority opinion Thursday, ruling against an environmental group that had sought access to government records....
cover Health Mar 02, 2021, Tuesday
Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a...
cover Health Feb 24, 2021, Wednesday
FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a...
cover Politics Feb 22, 2021, Monday
Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach
For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly a number. Until two women she had...
cover Health Feb 15, 2021, Monday
Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role
BRUSSELS (AP) — The rumors began almost as soon as the disease itself. Claims that a foreign adversary had unleashed a bioweapon emerged at the fringes of Chinese social media the same day China...
cover Politics Feb 09, 2021, Tuesday
Senate agrees to hear Trump case, rejecting GOP arguments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday with graphic video showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and “fight like...
cover Health Jan 28, 2021, Thursday
Virus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st time
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina, state health...
cover Health Jan 28, 2021, Thursday
Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in UK study
Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from a British study and that it also seems to work — though not quite as well — against new mutated strains of the virus circulating in that country and South Africa.
cover Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order,...
cover Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their...
cover Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
Schumer: House to send Trump impeachment article Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge...
cover Politics Jan 18, 2021, Monday
Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to...
cover Politics Jan 17, 2021, Sunday
Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol,...
cover Politics Jan 15, 2021, Friday
Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It's the...
cover Politics Jan 14, 2021, Thursday
Trump impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated...
cover Politics Jan 13, 2021, Wednesday
Report: Companies donated $170M to GOP election objectors
WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporations and industry groups have donated at least $170 million in recent years to Republicans who rejected President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump,...
cover Politics Jan 11, 2021, Monday
Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared
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...
cover Politics Jan 11, 2021, Monday
Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Army is investigating a psychological operations officer who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the...
cover Politics Jan 08, 2021, Friday
House Democrats discussing swift action to impeach Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are discussing Friday whether to move forward with the quick impeachment of President Donald Trump if his Cabinet doesn’t try to remove him first, acting swiftly two...
cover Health Jan 08, 2021, Friday
Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant
New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two easier-to-spread variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa. Those...
cover Politics Jan 08, 2021, Friday
Capitol siege raises security concerns for Biden inaugural
WASHINGTON (AP) — The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden that already has been...
cover Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
EXPLAINER: Transfer of power under 25th Amendment
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's role in inciting violence at the Capitol and his long refusal to acknowledge his election defeat is prompting some lawmakers to urge his removal from...
0 Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob...
cover Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Biden to name judge Merrick Garland as attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney...
cover Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
EXPLAINER: How Congress will count Electoral College votes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wednesday's congressional joint session to count electoral votes could drag late into the night as some Republicans plan to challenge Democrat Joe Biden's victory in at least six...
cover Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
GEORGIA TAKEAWAYS: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's special election for an unexpired term for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Warnock will become the...
1 Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Ossoff seals Democrats' sweep; will be youngest US senator
ATLANTA (AP) — As a teenager, Jon Ossoff was inspired by the pivotal role John Lewis played in the fight for racial equality when the civil rights icon was in his early 20s. He was in awe of...
cover Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the...