US Capitol on Lockdown as Trump Protesters Breach Congress

U.S. Capitol Police ordered a lockdown Wednesday across the Capitol Complex, citing an external security threat, as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the building to protest Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory. The Senate entered into recess as it was proceeding to certify the electoral college votes for Biden,...


Trump Again Signals Objections to Pandemic Aid Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump indicated Saturday his continued objections to a pandemic relief and government funding package that he sharply criticized earlier this week. The larger checks have been seen as a rebuke to members of his own Republican Party,...


Amid Pandemic, US Farmers Endure Another Year of Uncertainty

BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS - After reaching a “phase one” agreement with China in January, temporarily cooling a heated trade dispute between the United States and one of the largest markets for its crops, farmers like Brian Duncan in Illinois were optimistic....


Covid vaccine: Rumours thrive amid trickle of pandemic facts

With a number of potential vaccines for Covid-19 now imminent, there are increasing concerns that misinformation online could turn some people against being immunized. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the world's not only fighting the pandemic, but also what...


Fauci to Discuss Coronavirus Pandemic with Biden Transition Team

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, is meeting virtually Thursday with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team about the surging coronavirus pandemic in the country and the likely start soon of widespread vaccinations of millions of Americans. Fauci,...


VP-Elect Harris Picks Tina Flournoy to Be Her Chief of Staff

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief of staff, the transition team announced Thursday. Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team...

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