The Senate worked through the night and past sunrise Saturday on Democrats’ showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after a deal between leaders and moderate Sen. Joe Manchin on emergency jobless benefits broke a logjam that had stalled the p...
The sweeping legislation, which was first approved last summer but stalled in the Senate, would ban chokeholds and "qualified immunity" and create national standards for policing.
Biden said it is critical to remain vigilant about wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing as Texas and Mississippi rolled back restrictions and mask mandates.
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish Russia for what it described as Moscow's attempt to poison opposition politician Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent in 2020.
Biden's speech was set against the backdrop of states across the country moving to relax virus-related restrictions.
Former U.S. president Donald Trump reportedly received a coronavirus vaccine in private, one month after he said he was not scheduled to get it.
The sanctions would be the first of several steps by the Biden administration to "respond to a number of destabilizing actions,'" said one of the administration officials.
Biden on Tuesday vowed to work with Canada to secure the safe release of Spavor and Kovrig, saying "humans are not bartering chips."
Democrats will have to sort out how to handle a proposed minimum-wage increase, which may have to be stripped from the bill due to the complicated rules that govern the Senate.
Solid Republican opposition to the wage increase means an uphill battle for Democrats to get it approved.
The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded multiple troops.
White House officials emphasized that the order would help to create manufacturing jobs, a promise made by past presidents with decidedly mixed results.
On Wednesday, Jonathan Wilkinson met with U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry to discuss the two countries' plans to address climate change.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing additional costs on the state.
Speaking in French, Trudeau thanked Biden for his support in calling for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Experts want Ottawa to push hard for a Canadian exemption from plans to prioritize U.S. businesses for federal infrastructure and procurement.
Monday's bleak threshold was playing out against contradictory crosscurrents: an encouraging drop in coronavirus cases and worries about the spread of more contagious variants.
The White House has said it will memorialize the moment but had no immediate comment on Sunday about its plans.
President Joe Biden's office said Saturday he has declared a major disaster in Texas, directing federal agencies to help in the recovery.
The two are expected to discuss each country's COVID-19 response, climate change, their energy relationship, defence and security, and promoting diversity and inclusion.