US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has convened European allies to pledge to take tough action against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to exactly what the United States and Europe want to do, the allies don’t seem so united. In the military field, for example, the United States, Turkey … Read more

Virginia parents file lawsuit against Gov. Youngkin over executive order ending mask mandates in public schools

The lawsuit, obtained by CNN affiliate WTKR, points to advice from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as a law passed by the Virginia General Assembly last year directing local school boards to adopt in-person schooling policies that reduce the spread. of Covid-19 based on CDC recommendations. The lawsuit alleges that … Read more

Omicron is milder, but scientists say it’s still too soon to relax

A sign reminding passengers to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19 appears on a bus on First Street outside the United States Capitol on Monday, January 10, 2022. tom williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Infectious disease experts have warned it is too soon for the public to stop … Read more

Political setbacks diminish India PM Modi’s strongman image

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally at Jerenga Pathar in the Sivasagar district of the Indian state of Assam on January 23, 2021. Biju Boro | AFP | Getty Images Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys his image as a strong and decisive leader. But the prime minister was recently forced to … Read more

Neil Gorsuch declines to wear mask, as bench-mate Sonia Sotomayor works from her office

In addition, Sotomayor participated in the judges-only conferencing sessions remotely, a court spokeswoman confirmed. These sessions — where only nine are allowed, with no staff or hitches — are where the justices essentially debate and determine the legal direction of the country. Since January, amid the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, all … Read more

US Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in new campaign ad

Gary Chambers Jr., a Democrat and social justice activist, is shown in the ad sitting in a chair and taking puffs from a rolled joint of marijuana. While smoking, he cites statistics of arrests of black Americans linked to possession of marijuana. “I hope this publicity not only works to de-stigmatize the use of marijuana, … Read more

Exclusive: Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s phone records subpoenaed by January 6 committee

This appears to be the first time the select committee has issued a subpoena targeting a member of the Trump family, marking a significant escalation in the investigation into Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 insurgency. The decision to subpoena communication records involving the Trump family underscores the aggressive approach the committee is taking as … Read more

Some Americans blocked from ordering Biden’s free Covid tests in early website launch

Take-home COVID-19 self-test kits provided by the District of Columbia government, which provides city residents with four free take-home tests a day, are seen in this illustration taken January 11, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Americans began placing orders for free Covid tests promised by the Biden administration on Tuesday after the federal government rolled … Read more

Two long-serving Democratic congressmen announce they won’t seek reelection in 2022

McNerney, who has served since 2007, announced he will not run for another term in Congress, pointing to California’s newly drawn 9th congressional district. “Today I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to California’s newly created 9th congressional district,” he wrote on Twitter. “I am honored that the citizens of California’s 9th … Read more

U.S. Aims Sanctions at Pro-Russian Agents as Blinken Plans Ukraine, Russia Meetings

The US prepares financial sanctions on pro-Russian operatives in Ukraine as Foreign Minister Antony Blinken heads to Europe to meet with the Ukrainian leadership and its Russian counterpart, as part of a display of diplomacy and pressure that Washington hopes Russia will stop. will stop it from invading its neighbor, US officials said. As pressure … Read more