Former vice president Joe Biden opened his third campaign for the presidency on Thursday, April 25, taking direct aim at President Donald Trump and declaring that "we are in the battle for the soul of this nation." In a video posted on social media, Biden recounted the deadly clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters at a 2017 gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, after which Trump said there were "some very fine people on both sides." "In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had seen in our lifetime," Biden said, adding: "The core values of this na
Canadian regulators on Thursday, April 25, found that Facebook committed "serious" breaches of local laws over its mishandling of users' personal information, announcing they would take the company to court to force it to change its privacy practices. The new legal threat from Canada comes after federal authorities and regulators in British Columbia determined that Facebook had in place "superficial" protections for users' data and failed to keep close watch over third-party apps that accessed that information.
MEXICO CITY - President Donald Trump has threatened to rip up NAFTA. To shut the border with Mexico. To impose tariffs on the thriving car industry in Mexico. "They're killing us on jobs and trade," he said as a candidate. And yet, two years into his presidency, a strange thing has happened. Mexico has become the No. 1 U.S. trading partner.
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is moving forward with plans to relocate two influential scientific agencies out of downtown, a cost-saving initiative that critics fear could provoke mass resignations among employees who fund critical agricultural research and produce statistics that shape farm policy.
A parrot was taken into custody Monday, April 22, after nearly spoiling a raid while playing lookout for two crack-dealing suspects by repeatedly yelling, "Mamãe, polícia!" according to Brazilian police in the state of Piauí. The phrase means, "Mama, police!" Police encountered the unnamed parrot at the home of the two alleged crack cocaine dealers, perched inside a small brick one-story home with a windowless facade, Brazil's R7 news channel reported.
HOUSTON - The groans erupted halfway through Bernie Sanders' appearance Wednesday at a presidential candidates' forum sponsored by She the People, a group that aims to drive up voter participation among women of color.
Measles cases in the United States have now exceeded the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000. Nationwide, at least 673 cases have been reported in 22 states in 2019, according to a tally by The Washington Post of state and local health department data on Wednesday. That's more than the 667 cases reported in 2014, when one large outbreak primarily among unvaccinated people in Amish communities in Ohio accounted for more than half of the total that year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an official update Monday.
Twitter on Wednesday unveiled a new reporting tool designed to prevent deliberate attempts to misinform voters. As part of the social media company's efforts to curb election manipulation and interference, the tool allows users to flag posts with misleading information about, for example, how to register to vote or cast a ballot; voter identification requirements; or the date and time of an election.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him - a notion that legal experts said showed a misunderstanding of the Constitution. It was unclear how Trump would legally justify such a move, since the Constitution delegates impeachment proceedings to Congress, not the courts.
Eddie Adams didn't have the money to buy college textbooks this semester, so he had to rely on his classmates at George Mason University to loan him theirs. He is the principal cellist in the school orchestra, but he couldn't afford to buy or even rent a cello.