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Three House Democrats have introduced legislation to stop tenants at risk of losing their homes due to rising evictions. After the Supreme Court overturned the federal eviction moratorium in August, the bill was introduced by Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts; Rosa...
BANGKOK -- Coronavirus-related cases are on the rise in Tonga. Officials have revealed that tests have shown that the highly contagious Omicron variant of Coronavirus is responsible for the first pandemic outbreak in the Pacific island nation since the...
Uber, the ride-hailing company, reported more riders and increased food delivery as people ventured out and ordered food despite the widespread spread of the omicron variant. In its fourth quarter earnings call Wednesday, Uber announced that it now has more...
President Biden's first year in the White House has ushered in record job gains, unprecedented wage gains for low-income workers and GDP growth not seen in decades. But polls show Americans remain deeply cynical about how the president is handling...
Kathleen Hernandez, her fiancée, and her family moved into their dream home in Las Vegas in June 2020. The nightmare started a month later. "The downstairs bathroom overflowed, twice," Hernandez says. She adds that she noticed the foul-smelling water rushing onto her...
47-year-old Jeremy Giambi, a former major leaguer, dies in California LOS ANGELES -- Jeremy Giambi was a former outfielder in the major leagues and first baseman. He died Wednesday at his home in Southern California, according to his agent and...
An apparent doping failure meant that medalists in team figure skate have not received their awards at the Beijing Olympics. Russian media reports that Kamila Valieva is the person in question. She made history with her quadruple jumps. On Wednesday, reports...
Congress approves bill ending forced arbitration in cases of sexual assault Senate passed legislation to ban the use of clauses in employment contracts that make victims of sexual assault or harassment subject to forced arbitration. This protects accused perpetrators. The bill...
A long-standing community activist and Democratic candidate to the U.S. Senate, He smoked a blunt while advocating legalization. He is also a talker in his latest commercial. Chambers burns a Confederate flag as he discusses -- and symbolically destroys -- Jim...
La. In his new campaign ad, Senate candidate Gary Chambers burns the Confederate flag Gary Chambers and his famous lighter are back. A long-standing community activist, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was in hot news last month after a campaign video...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh's collapsed bridge on Friday to show support for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Biden was due to visit the city on Friday to present his program. The bridge collapsed just hours before...
LOUISVILLE (Ky.) -- Friday saw the start of Breonna Taylor's criminal trial. Hundreds of potential jurors gathered in Louisville to hear what activists consider a chance for justice.   Brett Hankison (ex-Louisville officer) is currently on trial for three lesser felony...
IRBIL (AP) -- Zhiwei Hu, a teacher in northern Iraq, watches over his students like an orchestra conductor. His students respond in fluent, perfect Chinese.   The Chinese consulate in Irbil has ordered the 52-year-old to teach the 14 Iraqi Kurdish students. This...
WARSAW (AP) -- High stakes diplomacy continued Friday to avoid war in Eastern Europe. These urgent efforts are necessary because 100,000 Russian troops are positioned near Ukraine's borders and the Biden administration fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might launch...
WASHINGTON (AP), -- Jill Biden, first lady and President Joe Biden have added the long-awaited cat to their pet family.   Willow is a 2-year old farm cat from Pennsylvania named Willow. Michael LaRosa, spokesperson for the first lady, stated that Willow...
According to an Associated Press analysis of the situation, state and local governments lost $117 billion in revenue in the early stages of the pandemic. However, many are now flooded with record-breaking amounts of money thanks in part to...
OKLAHOMA CITY, (AP) -- "Tiger King" Joe Exotic was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment on Friday by a federal judge. This reduction is despite the pleas of Exotic, a former zookeeper, for leniency. Exotic began treatment for cancer.   He said,...
BEIJING (AP), -- Human rights activists called for action against the Beijing Olympics Friday. They urged sponsors and athletes to protest what they call "genocide Games."   At an online press conference, Human Rights Watch activists representing Chinese dissidents, the minor...
KENOSHA (Wis.) -- Friday's Wisconsin court decision approved a deal by lawyers to destroy an assault-style rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used during a 2020 street demonstration to shoot three people.   Thomas Binger, Assistant District Attorney, stated that the gun would be...
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minneapolis police officers have been trained to recognize that they have a duty of intervention to stop unreasonable force. The commander of the department’s training division testified Friday in the trial of three former officers...
JERUSALEM (AP), -- A group of octogenarians bundled against the cold chattered in Hebrew and Russian as they sorted through piles of grapefruit, onions, and carrots in a Jerusalem courtyard.   Nearly all of them Holocaust survivors, the volunteers were collecting...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP). -- North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into South Korea on Thursday in its sixth round weapons launches this month. According to South Korea's military,   Experts believe that North Korea's extraordinaryly rapid pace of testing activities...
PARIS (AP), -- Diplomacy is still possible in the Ukrainian crisis. That's at least the conviction of Emmanuel Macron, French President. He continues to push for dialogue between Russia and France despite warnings about war.   This is France's post-World War II...
Democrats, who have been hurt by failures in election years to deliver legislative wins to their loyal voters, hope that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.   Multiple sources confirmed Wednesday that Justice Stephen...
PUL-E-ALAM (AP), Afghanistan -- Gulnaz barely sees her son, 18 months old, beneath an icy blanket, as she struggles to survive on a cold road leading to Kabul.   The snow-covered hills are a feature of the 70-kilometer (45 mile) stretch...
BEIJING (AP), -- Beijing's Winter Olympics is a surreal, sometimes anxious, experience for thousands of journalists, athletes and other visitors.   For the duration of the Games which begin next week, China will isolate all foreigners from contact with the public. This...
SOUTHFIELD (Mich.) -- On Thursday, a new lawsuit was filed in Michigan regarding the shooting at Oxford High School. The attack left four people dead and six others injured.   Ven Johnson, a Detroit attorney, announced the lawsuit on behalf of...
A new study has shown that gas stoves contribute more to global warming then previously thought. This is due to methane leaks from the stoves when they are off.   This same study, which tested the emissions from stoves in houses,...
PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger has made his exit.   On Thursday, the long-serving Steelers quarterback announced his retirement. He said it was time to "clean out my locker, hang my cleats," after 18 seasons, two Super Bowls and numerous...
WARSAW (AP) -- Survivors recalled the pain they felt to a world that is slowly forgetting. Israel's parliamentary speaker wept at the German parliament, while politicians warned about a resurgence in antisemitism during Thursday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   This day...
  There is no ban on high-end, but toxic waxes that allow cross-country skis to glide smoothly over snow. U.S. stated that "it was supposed to have been in effect this year." Chris Grover, ski and snowboard director for cross-county skiing and...
  WASHINGTON (AP), -- President Joe Biden's efforts to gather support at home and abroad ahead of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine are just one of many big tests of his ability to balance competing interests and bridge ideological...
BEIJING (AP), -- Millions of Beijing residents are being tested for COVID-19, a virus that is threatening their health ahead of the Winter Olympics.   The third round of mass testing began Wednesday for 2 million Fengtai residents. There were many...
SAN JOSE (Calif.) -- Tuesday night's vote in a California city to require gun owners to have liability insurance was deemed the first of its kind in the United States.   Despite opposition from gun owners, who claimed it would violate...
BERLIN (AP), -- StefanieHoener was home in Berlin one night when she heard sirens wailing in her Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood and anti-vaccine protesters shouting vehement slurs at them as they marched to the Gethsemane Church, a symbol for the...
WASHINGTON (AP), -- The stock market's wild volatility this week has raised questions about Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting. It is unclear if the Fed will make clear how fast it plans on tightening credit and slowing the economy.   The Fed...
LONDON (AP), -- Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, was waiting for the results of an investigation into lockdown-breaching allegations. This document could have helped him end weeks and weeks of discontent or bring his time in office abruptly to an...
BEIRUT (AP), -- A disturbing series of voice messages sent by an Australian teenager from a prison outside of Damascus highlights the dire situation of thousands of children still held in detention centers in Syria and Iraq.   Many minors are...
WASHINGTON (AP), -- Wednesday's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency relates to air pollution, unsafe drinking waters, and other issues affecting minority communities along three Gulf Coast states. This follows a "Journey to Justice", which Administrator Michael Regan took...
Scientists reached a critical milestone in the long journey towards fusion energy that is nearly free of pollution with the use of 192 lasers at temperatures three times higher than the center sun.   Researchers from the National Ignition Facility at...
RICHMOND (VA) -- President Joe Biden has created a board to investigate major incidents and find out what went wrong. They will also try to prevent similar problems from occurring again. It is similar to a transportation safety board...
ST. PAUL (Minn.) -- Prosecutors showed videos of George Floyd's arrest at Tuesday's federal civil rights trial. The three former Minneapolis police officers were accused of violating Floyd’s civil rights when fellow Officer Derek Chauvin shot him.   Tou Thao, Thomas...
LONDON (AP), -- London police stated Tuesday that they are investigating Downing Street lockdown parties for 2020 in order to determine if U.K government officials have violated coronavirus restrictions. This puts more pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Metropolitan...
BERLIN (AP), -- Germany's refusal of joining NATO members to provide weapons to Ukraine has upset some allies and raised doubts about Berlin's determination to stand up to Russia.   This issue was brought up by a report that Berlin had...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP). -- North Korea tested two cruise missiles on Tuesday in its fifth round weapons launches this month. This is despite pandemic-related difficulties, and a prolonged freeze of nuclear negotiations with the United States.   A department official...
Wall Street saw sharp stock drops Tuesday as investors feared for their safety.   Inflation has been hurting consumers and businesses, and the Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates in 2022 to counter it. Investors worry that the Fed may be...
BRUSSELS, (AP) -- The confidential military report of the European Union recommends that the controversial EU program to train and arm Libya's navy and coast guard continue despite growing concerns over their treatment of migrants, a rising death toll...
Since the Supreme Court's conservative majority indicated an openness to new abortion restrictions, nearly two years have passed before money has been poured into the political fundraising arm for the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.   According to The Associated...
Administrators announced Tuesday that the SAT exam will be moving from paper and pencil format to a digital format. They claim this will increase its relevance as more colleges will make standardized tests optional for admission.   Although test-takers can use...
RICHMOND (VA) -- President Joe Biden has created a board to investigate major ransomware attacks and other digital espionage incidents. This board will be similar to a transportation safety board that deals with crashes.   Eight months after Biden signed the...

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