U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other countries as new Covid variant emerges

A traveler wears a face mask while checking their phone on the arrivals level outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid increased Covid-19 travel restrictions on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The United States will restrict … Read more

Woman Walks Away After Semitruck Flattens Her Car

Nov. 18, 2021 — First responders expected the worst when they arrived at a wreck scene on I-5 in Washington state. A tractor trailer rear-ended a 2015 Nissan Altima Tuesday afternoon on the Skagit River Bridge near Mount Vernon. The impact folded the car in half and left it flattened underneath the truck’s wheels. “There’s … Read more

Afghanistan ‘at brink of economic collapse’, warns Pakistan

Afghanistan is “at the brink of economic collapse” and the international community must urgently resume funding and provide humanitarian assistance, Pakistan‘s foreign minister warned Thursday as US, Chinese, Russian and Taliban diplomats met in Islamabad. Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke at the opening of the so-called “troika plus” meeting, which included Thomas West, the new US … Read more

Biden social and climate bill clears procedural vote in House, where it still awaits final approval

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., right, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., conduct a news conference on plans to move forward with the Build Back Better Act and the infrastructure bill in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, November 5, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. … Read more

Biden’s top trade advisor will say China isn’t complying with phase 1 deal reached under Trump, according to sources

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will announce Monday that China is not complying with the so-called phase one trade deal reached under former President Donald Trump’s administration, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC’s Kayla Tausche. Under the agreement, China was supposed to purchase an additional $200 billion in U.S. goods over a two-year period, … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is a ‘toxic’ workplace, some current and ex-workers claim in essay

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Twenty-one current and former employees of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin claim the space company is a “toxic” workplace, according to an … Read more

Fed Chair Powell to warn Congress that inflation pressures could last longer than expected

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in remarks to be delivered Tuesday, cautioned Washington legislators that the causes of the recent rise in inflation may last longer than anticipated. In a speech that he will deliver to the Senate banking committee, the central bank chair said economic growth has “continued to strengthen” but has been met … Read more

France’s Macron, America’s Biden to talk in ‘coming days’ about submarine spat

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron will talk on the phone in the coming days amid high tension over a submarines contract, a French government spokesman said Sunday. The announcement comes a day after France recalled its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra, unhappy over secret US-Australia negotiations that led to the cancellation … Read more

Small crowd gathers near the Capitol to protest arrests of Jan. 6 rioters

A demonstrator carrying a U.S flag passes by police officers standing in formation during a rally in support of defendants being prosecuted in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 18, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters A sparse crowd of demonstrators gathered in Washington to rally for those criminally … Read more

His economic agenda on the line, Biden prepares to fight for tax increases on the wealthy

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Library in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – After a rough summer, President Joe Biden is getting ready to spend the autumn fighting for tax increases on the wealthy and … Read more