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Group of 17 missionaries and family members kidnapped in Haiti

Five children were among group of 16 US citizens and one Canadian abducted by gang members after orphanage visitA group of 17 missionaries, including five children, have been kidnapped by an armed criminal gang in Haiti.The group – 16 Americans and one Canadian citizen – were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a statement from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, which supports 9,000 children in Haitian schools and sent out a message asking supporters to pray for its ...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, US news, Ohio, Haiti, Christian Aid Ministries


Kenosha police accused of ‘deputizing’ militia vigilantes during Jacob Blake protests

Lawsuit brought by Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded by Kyle Rittenhouse during anti-police brutality protests in August 2020 The police department in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha is facing new legal action after being accused of “deputizing” a group of militia vigilantes during anti-police brutality protests last year in which 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people.The action, brought by Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded during the incident, alleges that local police effectively depu...
Tags: US news, US policing, Wisconsin, Kenosha, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse, Gaige Grosskreutz


US urges UK to rebuild relations with Paris after submarine contract row

Exclusive: diplomatic effort by US following Australia cancelling $66bn deal with France not matched by LondonThe US has urged Britain to follow its example and try to repair its relations with Paris in the wake of the row over France’s loss of its submarine contract with Australia.Australia pulled out of the $66bn (£48bn) contract for 12 diesel electric-powered submarines, signed in 2016, to opt instead for nuclear-powered submarines to be developed with America and the UK. The secretive and su...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Australia, Washington, France, US, America, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Paris, Boris Johnson


Capitol attack panel’s message to Steve Bannon: we won’t forget about you

Republican Adam Kinzinger says pursuit of a criminal contempt referral was ‘the first shot over the bow’ for Trump alliesAdam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the special committee investigating the deadly 6 January US Capitol attack, said on Sunday the pursuit of a criminal contempt referral against Steve Bannon was “the first shot over the bow” for allies of Donald Trump defying subpoenas to testify.“It’s very real, but it says to anybody else coming in front of the committee, ‘Don’t think...
Tags: US news, Cnn, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol, Adam Kinzinger, Steve Bannon, Kinzinger, US Capitol Attack


Republicans move to tighten grip on Texas after redistricting map approved

Redrawn map, expected to strengthen Republican numbers, faces final negotiations before being sent to Governor Greg AbbottRepublicans have moved to tighten their grip on power in Texas after a late-night vote in the state’s legislature approved an early sign-off to new congressional boundaries at the expense of communities of color.The Republican-led effort will give the party powers over redrawn US House maps and shore up its eroding dominance in Texas, whose demographics are becoming less whit...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, US news, US politics, Greg Abbott, US House, Greg AbbottRepublicans


Chinese military condemns US and Canada over warships in Taiwan Strait

Countries ‘colluded to provoke and stir up trouble’ in region that China claims as its territoryThe Chinese military has condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region.China claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger in Taipei. Contin...
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Buttigieg warns Manchin of resistance to Biden’s climate plan: ‘It will cost lives’

White House has said clean energy provisions likely to be dropped from bill to secure support of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten SinemaThe transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg delivered a blunt warning on Sunday to Joe Manchin and other Senate Democrats who are forcing Joe Biden to scale back his climate crisis agenda: your resistance is going to cost lives.Manchin, senator for the coal-dependent state of West Virginia, opposes elements of the president’s clean energy performance program (CEPP), a $1...
Tags: Senate, White House, Environment, West Virginia, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US domestic policy, Biden, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Buttigieg, Climate Crisis, Pete Buttigieg, Biden Administration, Build Back Better


Bill Clinton released from hospital after infection treatment

Former US president was admitted to California hospital on Tuesday with an infection unrelated to CovidBill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection.The former US president was released around 8am from the University of California Irvine medical center. Continue reading...
Tags: California, US, US news, US politics, Bill Clinton, Southern California, University of California Irvine, CovidBill Clinton


Group of 17 US missionaries and family members kidnapped in Haiti

Children were among those abducted by gang members on their way home from an orphanageA group of 17 US missionaries, including children, have been kidnapped by an armed criminal gang in Haiti.The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a statement from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, which supports 9,000 children in Haitian schools and sent out a message asking supporters to pray for its members. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, US news, Ohio, Haiti, Christian Aid Ministries


‘Nobody ever put hands on me before’: flight attendants on the air rage epidemic

Although travelers’ hissy fits are nothing new, incidences of bad behavior have spiked amid the tense landscape of Covid-19Alexander Clark had only just boarded the Los Angeles-bound United airliner when the man seated behind him became incensed. As Clark tells it, a flight attendant had repeatedly asked the passenger to alternately stop talking on his phone or don a face mask when, after the fourth ask, the passenger snapped.“I will find your name, date of birth, and address! I will know your s...
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Pressure mounts on ex-DoJ official Jeff Clark over Trump’s ‘election subversion scheme’

Former assistant attorney general faces possible disbarment and charges after report details machinations on Trump’s behalfJeffrey Clark, a former top environmental lawyer at the Trump justice department accused of plotting with Trump to undermine the 2020 election results in Georgia and other states, is facing ethics investigations in Washington that could lead to possible disbarment, as well as a watchdog inquiry that might result in a criminal referral.The mounting scrutiny of the ex-assistan...
Tags: Washington, Georgia, US news, US politics, US Senate, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Clark, Jeff Clark, Richard Durbin, Trump Administration, US elections 2020, Senate judiciary committee whose Democratic


Spies next door? The suburban US couple accused of espionage

Jonathan and Diana Toebbes’s story is like a fictional spy caper, blending an all-American couple with technology and betrayalWhen accused spies Jonathan and Diana Toebbe were escorted into a West Virginia court to be arraigned on espionage charges, they looked as any middle-aged, suburban couple might: struck by a dramatic turn in circumstances that comes when placed in an orange jumpsuit and restricted by manacles.But the story of the Toebbes, 42 and 45, is now about as far from typical suburb...
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Up to 17 US missionaries and family members kidnapped in Haiti – reports

Children were reportedly among those abducted by gang members on their way home from an orphanage As many as 17 American Christian missionaries, including children, were kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, according to US media reports that cited security officials.The kidnapping happened as the missionaries were leaving an orphanage in the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation, according to the New York Times. Continue reading...
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‘Brutal aggression’: Venezuela halts talks with opposition after envoy extradited to US

Alex Saab, an ally of president Nicolás Maduro, was extradited to face money laundering charges after a 16-month legal battle Venezuela’s government is halting negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the US of a close ally of president Nicolás Maduro, who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South American country.Jorge Rodríguez, who has been heading the government’s delegation, said his team wouldn’t travel to Mexi...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, US news, Mexico City, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Jorge Rodriguez, Alex Saab


Hollywood strike averted after union and producers reach last-minute deal

Up to 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers had been set to strike from Monday over claims of excessive hours and unliveable wagesAn 11th-hour deal between producers and the union representing 60,000 film and television workers has averted a strike that threatened to cause widespread disruption in Hollywood.The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which includes camera operators, makeup artists, sound technicians and others, said negotiators agreed to a new three-year contract on Sat...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, California, US news, Television industry, US unions, Hollywood The International Alliance


Coal-state Democrat set to scupper Biden clean energy plans

White House forced to rewrite domestic bill as it makes late bid to secure backing for international dealPresident Joe Biden is likely to abandon a clean energy programme that was the centrepiece of his efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions at home, US media reported, because of opposition from a swing-vote Democratic senator from a state with a historically large coal industry.Funding to replace coal- and gas-fired plants with wind, solar and nuclear generation was part of a massive budget...
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Convicted murderer Robert Durst on ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19

The real estate heir was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan Berman just two days agoRobert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and convicted murderer, is on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19, his attorney has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin told the newspaper his client was in “very bad condition” during the sentencing hearing and “was having difficulty breathing and he was having difficulty communicating”. Continue readi...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, US news, Susan Berman, Robert Durst, Durst, Law (US, Dick DeGuerin, Coronavirus, COVID


Obama and Trump wade into key battle over Virginia’s governor seat

The race is unpredictable and tight, with former governor Terry McAuliffe up against Republican challenger Glenn YoungkinJoe Biden faces a key test of public standing in a tight and closely watched campaign for governor in Virginia next month. So important has the fight now become in being seen as a bellwether for the 2022 midterm elections, that two ex-presidents are weighing in on the battle.For Biden and the Democrats winning Virginia would hold out the prospect of keeping a grip on congress ...
Tags: Obama, Republicans, Virginia, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Terry McAuliffe, Glenn YoungkinJoe Biden


Pete Buttigieg hits back at Fox News host’s criticism of his paternity leave

The US transportation secretary and his husband recently adopted newborn twins and praised ‘an administration that’s actually pro-family’US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has been on paternity leave since mid-August with newborn twins, called right-wing attacks on his paternity leave “strange” and from “a side of the aisle that used to claim the mantle of being pro-family”.Buttigieg – who is gay – was the subject of criticism from Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday, who belit...
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Manchin hits back at Sanders criticism in fight over Biden investment plan

Vermont senator chides Manchin over lack of support for billProgressive-centrist impasse holds up Biden’s reform agendaInternal party warfare between progressive and moderate Democrats over Joe Biden’s $3.5tn tax-and-spending package has burst dramatically into the open after Vermont senator Bernie Sanders launched a thinly veiled attack on West Virginia senator Joe Manchin in an op-ed published in the centrist Democrat’s home-state newspaper.Sanders, writing in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, desc...
Tags: Congress, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, US Congress, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Charleston, Manchin, Joe Manchin


US officials set stage for vaccination campaign for younger children

US makes plans to approve vaccines for children five to 11Vaccinating children will reduce virus spread to adults – officialsUS health officials are setting the stage for a national Covid-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized.Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is currently being given to people as young as 12 in the US. Over the next three weeks, federal officials plan to discuss making smaller-dose versions available to t...
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‘I kept finding snakes’: more than 90 rattlesnakes found under California home

Rescuers used 24in snake pole to remove snakes preparing to hibernate from mountainside home in Santa RosaAl Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate.Wolf, director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, said he crawled under the mountainside home in Santa Rosa and found a rattlesnake right aw...
Tags: California, Animals, World news, US news, Wolf, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, Santa RosaAl Wolf


Nasa’s Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds to explore asteroids

Spacecraft with name inspired by a skeleton and the Beatles, and with lab-grown gems, starts 12-year questA Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Florida, Science, The Beatles, World news, US news, Nasa, Asteroids, Jupiter, Ringo Starr, Lucy


Winemaking and marathon running: what Kyrsten Sinema does instead of her job

Sinema is one of two Democrat holdouts against passing Biden’s Build Back Better agenda – but hasn’t made public why. Here’s what she is public aboutServing in the US Senate is a pretty good gig if you can get it. You’re paid $174,000 a year, only have to show up around 200 days and you almost always snag an even better-compensated private sector gig when you retire or lose an election.For all these perks, all you have to do is occasionally give a thumbs up or down on matters of serious import. ...
Tags: US news, US politics, Arizona, US Senate, Biden, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema


A US small-town mayor sued the oil industry. Then Exxon went after him

The mayor of Imperial Beach, California, says big oil wants him to drop the lawsuit demanding the industry pay for the climate crisisSerge Dedina is a surfer, environmentalist and mayor of Imperial Beach, a small working-class city on the California coast.He is also, if the fossil fuel industry is to be believed, at the heart of a conspiracy to shake down big oil for hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, California, Environment, US, ExxonMobil, World news, Oil and gas companies, US news, US politics, Fossil Fuels, Exxon, Climate Crisis, Dedina, Imperial Beach California


North Carolina Republican condemned over ‘repugnant’ anti-LGBTQ tirade

Democrats and gay rights groups groups call out Mark Robinson for ‘dangerous’ remarks but lieutenant governor remains defiantA top Republican politician in North Carolina is facing a wave of outrage and backlash, including calls for resignation, from elected officials and various human rights groups over his recent discriminatory comments that likened gay and transgender people to “filth”.Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, the state’s highest Republican in an executive office position, made the...
Tags: US news, Transgender, LGBT rights, North Carolina, US education, Mark Robinson, People for the American Way, Seagrove North Carolina, North Carolina Republican, Asbury Baptist


Is Hunter Biden’s art project painting the president into an ethical corner?

The sale of artwork by Joe Biden’s son – a novice artist – could generate up to half a million dollars. Critics say it is an open door to influence-peddlingIt was another starry night in Hollywood. In a white-walled room at the Milk Studios art gallery, where a lone violinist played before a projected animation, musician Moby, artist Shepard Fairey and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti reportedly mingled with about 200 guests.On display were artworks that combine canvas, yupo paper, wood and metal...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, US news, United States, US politics, Shepard Fairey, Eric Garcetti, Hunter Biden


US throws out millions of doses of Covid vaccine as world goes wanting

Figures surged over summer as doses expired and vaccinations flagged amid widespread hesitancyThe United States is wasting millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses even as shortages plague many parts of the world.At least 15m doses were scrapped in the US between March and September, according to one analysis of CDC data. A separate investigation found 1m doses were discarded in 10 states between December and July. Continue reading...
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‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok

Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be foundInstagram has attracted a firestorm after whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed internal research showing the platform downplayed proof of its toxic effects – including the rise of eating disorders – on children.But such issues are not limited to the Facebook-owned social media company. The Guardian has found a variety of harmful pro-anorexia hashtags remain searchable on the popul...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, US news, Eating Disorders, The Guardian, Young People, Tiktok, Frances Haugen


US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

Pentagon says it is also working to relocate any of those relatives to the US, almost two months after Kabul strikeThe Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country.The US defence department said it made a commitment that included offering “ex-gratia condolence payments”, in addition to working with the US state departme...
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