Monthly Archives: January 2021

  • Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession

    Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen is calling on Congress to do more to fight a deep pandemic-induced recession. In testimony prepared for her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Yellen says the threats of a longer and…

  • Group: Billions in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021

    Group: Billions in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A humanitarian organization says some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, and is calling for billions in new funds for aid. Just…

  • Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

    Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them? WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has evoked Franklin Delano Roosevelt in promising a remaking of America unseen since the New Deal. Pledging to emulate some of the loftiest reforms in the nation’s history has left him with towering promises…

  • Push from lawmakers gives coaches hope for reinstatement of all sports

    Push from lawmakers gives coaches hope for reinstatement of all sports Unmute Play Remaining Ad Time Ad – 00:00 (WBNG) — Last week, state Assemblyman Colin Schmitt introduced legislation to bring back all interscholastic competition in New York. Now, local coaches say the push from lawmakers is giving them…

  • Exhausted hospital chaplains bring solace to lonely, dying

    Exhausted hospital chaplains bring solace to lonely, dying LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like doctors, nurses and other medical-care providers, hospital chaplains have become part of the line of first responders when it comes to treating people with COVID-19. As families are barred from visiting loved ones to curb…

  • Roberts to swear in yet another president who opposed him

    Roberts to swear in yet another president who opposed him WASHINGTON (AP) — Someday, perhaps, John Roberts will swear in a new president who doesn’t wish someone else was chief justice of the United States. Wednesday won’t be that day. When Roberts leads President-elect Joe Biden in the oath…

  • Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes parts of Argentina and Chile

    Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes parts of Argentina and Chile SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake has struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with Chile, shaking people in parts of both countries,. There are no reports of injuries, but some buildings are said to have sustained damage in…

  • Asian shares mostly higher as Biden inauguration approaches

    Asian shares mostly higher as Biden inauguration approaches Shares have advanced in Asia as the changing of the guard in the U.S. is raising hopes for more support for the economy and more aggressive measures to fight the pandemic. Benchmarks were higher in Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong but…

  • After seeing floods, Indonesian leader to visit quake zone

    After seeing floods, Indonesian leader to visit quake zone MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 84 people was one of…

  • Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack

    Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill aimed at repelling an attack from China, which has increased its threats to reclaim the island and its own displays of military might. Maj. Gen.…