RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond.
U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations.
VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of the coronavirus illness.
DENVER (AP) — It was lunchtime on a mild day in the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora when a truck full of teens pulled into a high school parking lot where students were gathered, and gunfire rang out.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday urged world powers to take a hard line against Iran in negotiations aimed at reviving an international nuclear deal, as his top defense and intelligence officials headed to Washington to discuss the flailing talks.
LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were searching for survivors Sunday on the slopes of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s island of Java after it was rocked by an eruption that killed at least 13 people, as smoldering debris and thick mud hampered their efforts.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European right-wing populist leaders declared Saturday they will cooperate more closely at the European Union's parliament in order to defend the sovereignty of their bloc's 27 member nations.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak by telephone on Tuesday as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border seen as a sign of a potential invasion.
A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures.
DENVER (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to stand trial and ordered him to be treated at the state mental hospital to see if he can be made well enough to face prosecution.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal appeals judges asked Friday whether a U.S. president's every remark is part of the job as they weighed whether former President Donald Trump can be held liable in a defamation case that concerns his response to a rape allegation.
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, the Ad Council, America's leading organization harnessing the power of communications for social change, held its Annual Public Service Award Dinner. Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, was honored for his exceptional contributions t…
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new variant of concern, which appears to be driving…
DENVER, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ethiopian American Civic Counci l (EACC) applauds moves by the Biden Administration to prioritize diplomacy in Ethiopia's Tigray region -- where a dire conflict is over one-year-old and spilling into other parts of the country -- above determin…
On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as never before.
“Some say the world will end in fire,” wrote the poet Robert Frost — and for much of 2021, Associated Press photographers captured scenes of a world ablaze, amid rumblings of ruin.
THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - After strong global demand, Universal Exhibition Group Inc. (UEG) has arrived in North America with its one-of-a-kind Immersive Arts Series (IAS). Welcoming more than 2.5 million visitors in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Thailand…
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.
BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people and injuring dozens, said Wednesday that he feels like he's being “demonized.”
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday as they revealed additional details, including a meeting between troubled officials and…
WASHINGTON — In the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled they would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and may even overturn the nationwide right that has existed for nearly 50 years.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Serious development challenges – from climate emergencies to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us that we need to change the way we live, work, and cooperate. It is time for a global reset.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps has activated, sending extra blood units in response to yesterday's school shooting in Oxford Township, MI. The blood will be used to assist Versiti – the blood center that serves the area – meet the immediate me…
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing a cinematographer.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of top decision-makers by Crowell & Moring finds that nearly 80% of responding companies have identified and adopted environmental performance goals beyond what regulations require. Fewer than half of those surveyed measure their c…
SUSSEX CO., Va., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Sussex County Sheriff's Office announced that the corrections industry's newest tablets – the JP6S devices – are now available to incarcerated individuals at Sussex County Jail. The tablet program deployed on November 9, 2021 is made p…
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Allies, a national nonprofit whose mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it, is honored to announce the launch of its Racial Equity Fundraising Campaign. The campaign has an ambitious goal of rai…
AARHUS, Denmark, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LMS365 today announced an integration with the world's largest digital learning platform, Go1. This integration further deepens and expands the value delivered to Go1 and LMS365 joint customers by allowing users to seamlessly push curated content…
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut's suit or damage the International Space Station.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Today VideoElephant Ltd., a leading aggregator of premium global video content, announced the launch of the Goalcast channel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Gyllenhaal's Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Lost Daughter" won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A three-year study of more than 1,000 patients found that the risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage and death following head trauma was significantly higher for adults taking older blood thinning medications including clopidogrel (Plavix) and warfarin…
LESBOS, Greece (AP) — When Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos in 2016, he was so moved by the stories he heard from families fleeing war in Iraq and Syria that he wept and brought a dozen refugees home with him.
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones' lawyers are trying to get his free speech defense and other claims before a jury to argue that he is not liable for damages for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax years ago.
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SRSI has joined MHEDA, the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. MHEDA is the premier trade association dedicated to serving the material handling community. MHEDA programs and services are accessed by thousands of industry…
WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Moody's Investors and Standard and Poor's have announced significant rating upgrades for Babson College during a year of difficult pandemic challenges for institutions of higher education.
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cytalux (pafolacianine), an imaging drug intended to assist surgeons in identifying ovarian cancer lesions. The drug is designed to improve the ability to locate additional ovarian cancerou…