Pete Buttigieg wins Senate committee vote as Biden Transportation secretary | Reuters
Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor who challenged Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, won U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approval on Wednesday, 21-3, to head the U.S. Transportation Department.
Russia, U.S. security chiefs discuss extending New START arms treaty: reports | Reuters
The secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, discussed extending the New Start arms treaty in a phone call with new U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.
Yellen nomination sails through Senate panel; final vote set for Monday | Reuters
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Friday unanimously approved Janet Yellen's nomination as the first woman Treasury secretary, indicating that she will easily win full Senate approval, but Republicans called for her to work with them in developing economic policies.
In second impeachment bid, Democrats accuse Trump of inciting insurrection | Reuters
Congressional Democrats began a push on Monday to force U.S. President Donald Trump from office, introducing an article of impeachment that accuses him of inciting insurrection in connection with the violent attack on the Capitol last week.
U.S. Capitol police officer who died after violent assault 'loved his job' | Reuters
His first big assignment was working at former President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Officer Brian Sicknick had just been sworn in with the U.S. Capitol Police Department, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning | Reuters
Alphabet Inc's Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Fact check: Man with painted face wearing fur and horns rallied for Trump and QAnon, not Antifa or BLM | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Posts shared tens of thousands of times on the evening of Jan. 6, 2021 claim that one of the individuals photographed during the D.C. protests where Trump su
U.S. senator says Capitol building rioters made off with laptop | Article [AMP] | Reuters
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley said that pro-Trump demonstrators who invaded the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday also ransacked his office and stole a laptop.
Explainer-How does AstraZeneca's vaccine compare with Pfizer-BioNTech? | Reuters
Britain on Wednesday became the first country to approve AstraZeneca and Oxford University's home-grown UK COVID-19 vaccine, adding an easy-to-manage shot to the arsenal of a nation desperate for pandemic relief.
Big Tech's stealth push to influence the Biden administration | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Silicon Valley is working behind the scenes to secure senior roles for tech allies in lesser-known but still vital parts of president-elect Joe Biden's administration, even as the pushback against Big Tech from progressive groups and regulators grows.
U.S. lawmakers set to back $15 billion in airline payroll assistance | Reuters
The bipartisan legislative deal expected to be unveiled by U.S. lawmakers on Sunday will grant U.S. airlines $15 billion in new payroll assistance that will allow them to return more than 32,000 furloughed workers to their payrolls through March 31, sources briefed on the...
Explainer: U.S. has authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine - when will I get it? | Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE , making it available for emergency use to patients aged 16 and older.
Texas asks U.S. Supreme Court to help Trump upend election | Reuters
The state of Texas, aiming to help President Donald Trump upend the results of the U.S. election, said on Tuesday it has sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at the Supreme Court, calling changes those states made to election procedures amid the coronavirus...
Fired U.S. cyber chief sues Trump campaign, lawyer over threats | Reuters
The former head of the U.S. government's cybersecurity agency sued Donald Trump's campaign and one of the president's lawyers on Tuesday for defamation after the lawyer suggested in a television interview he should be shot.
Analysis: First U.S. delivery of COVID-19 vaccine will leave out many high-risk workers | Reuters
The U.S. government's first shipment of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to be divided among states and federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, will fall far short of protecting high priority groups such as healthcare workers, a Reuters analysis has found...
Biden plans to keep Wray as FBI director: New York Times | Article [AMP] | Reuters
President-elect Joe Biden will not remove Christopher Wray as FBI director if he is still in the job when the Democratic president takes office, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a senior Biden official.
U.S. states race to buy ultra cold vaccine freezers, fueling supply worries | Reuters
U.S. states, cities, and hospitals are scrambling to buy ultra-cold freezers that can safely store Pfizer Inc's <PFE.N> COVID-19 vaccine, ignoring advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to hold off.
Mexico surpasses 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus | Reuters
Mexico's health ministry reported on Saturday 5,860 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country and 635 deaths, bringing the official totals to 1,003,253 cases and 98,259 dead.
Biden aide Dr. Vivek Murthy says no U.S.-wide COVID lockdown planned as West Coast states advise against travel | Reuters
President-elect Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser said on Friday there were no plans for a wholesale nationwide lockdown to curb the surging COVID-19 pandemic, while three U.S. West Coast states jointly called for a halt in non-essential travel.
Breakingviews - Biden’s finance squad is a progressive fig leaf | Reuters
Joe Biden is assembling the kind of transition team that gives Wall Street the chills. The U.S. president-elect’s agency review squad, which will help size up bodies that oversee financial firms, includes many left-leaning voices – including people who have pushed for tougher regulation on big banks. That could influence the kind of policies he champions – but it’s a fair bet that bankers will still have Biden’s ear.
Zuckerberg defends not suspending ex-Trump aide Bannon from Facebook: recording | Reuters
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company's policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior U.S. officials, according...
Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days | Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to put top priority on passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days, should he win Tuesday's election.
Mexico says two women may have had non-consensual surgery in U.S. detention center | Reuters
Mexico's Foreign Ministry said it has identified two Mexican migrant women who may have had surgery performed on them without their consent while detained at a U.S. immigration center in the state of Georgia.
Reuters/Ipsos Poll Shows Biden Leading In Pennsylvania, Wisconsin | Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to lead President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania less than a month before the Nov. 3 election, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Monday.
Proud Boys Rally Has Portland In State Of Emergency | Article | Reuters
Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group were expected in Portland, Oregon on Saturday as police prepared for clashes in a city that has become the epicenter of sometimes deadly political violence in the run up to the Nov. 3 election.
U.S. Lawmakers Raise Questions About Proposed Bytedance-Oracle Deal | Reuters
U.S. lawmakers of both major parties voiced skepticism about a proposed deal between Oracle and China's Bytedance that appears to stop short of a full sale of Bytedance's popular social media app TikTok to a U.S. firm as demanded by President Donald Trump.
Business Partner Of Falwells Says He Had Affair With The Power Couple
Giancarlo Granda said he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University, looked on.
U.S. Postmaster General Has 'full Support' Of Board: Source - Reuters
The U.S. Postal Service board of governors plans to announce its "full support" for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday.
Judge Blocks Uber, Lyft From Classifying Drivers As Contractors In California - Reuters
A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Hong Kong Police Raid On Newspaper Filmed In Real Time As China Flexes Muscles - Reuters
Six weeks after China imposed sweeping national security laws on Hong Kong, police moved in on media tycoon Jimmy Lai, one of the most outspoken critics of Beijing in the city.
Hong Kong Activist Agnes Chow Arrested, Says Fellow Activist - Reuters
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has been arrested under National Security Law, fellow activist Nathan Law said on Monday.
Trump Issues Orders For U.S. Ban On WeChat, TikTok In 45 Days - Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent <0700.HK>, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days.
Microsoft Talks To Buy TikTok's U.S. Operations Spark Ire In China - Reuters
A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp for TikTok's U.S. operations provoked an outcry on Monday on Chinese social media as well as criticism from a prominent Chinese investor in TikTok owner ByteDance.
Congressional Democrats, White House Still At Impasse Over Coronavirus Bill - Reuters
The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. economy to ease the coronavirus' heavy toll, both sides said on Saturday, after an essential lifeline for millions of unemployed Americans expired.
U.S. Charges 18 Portland Protesters As It Sends Tactical Police To Seattle - Reuters
U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the Trump administration expanded the deployment of tactical police to Seattle.
U.S. Counterspy Gives Rare Warning On Foreign Meddling In U.S. Election - Reuters
Voters should be on high alert for foreign interference in the Nov. 3 U.S. election, the U.S. counterintelligence agency chief said on Friday in a rare warning that the public should screen information, check online sources and report suspicious actions.
Russia Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Data, Say UK, U.S. And Canada - Reuters
Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday.
U.S. Senator Warner Asks For Probe Of Hacks, Better Monitoring Of High-risk Accounts - Reuters
U.S. Senator Mark Warner called on Thursday for Twitter Inc to investigate how hackers gained access to the social media company's internal systems to hijack accounts of several politicians, billionaires, celebrities and companies, and to put more resources into protecting high-profile feeds.
Exclusive: U.S. FBI Is Leading An Inquiry Into The Twitter Hack - Sources - Reuters
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading a federal inquiry into the Twitter hacking, two sources familiar with the situation said, after hackers seized control of accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian and others in what appeared to be a bitcoin scam.
Twitter Scammers Just Wanted Money. But What If They Had Worse Plans? - Reuters
The hackers who seized control of the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk appear to have been in it only for the money.
Fauci blames virus surge on U.S. not shutting down completely - Reuters
Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Monday ascribed the surge in U.S. coronavirus cases to the country's failure to shut down completely, then a rush to reopen too soon, and urged a commitment to guidelines to snuff out the disease.
Police ignored George Floyd's 'I can't breathe' plea: transcript - Reuters
The former U.S. police officer charged in the death of George Floyd told him to stop shouting and save his breath as he knelt on his neck and Floyd gasped for air, according to a newly released transcript of police body camera footage.