WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an “agreement in principle” to raise the nation's legal debt ceiling late Saturday as they raced to strike a deal to limit federal spending and avert a potentially disastrous U.S. default.
From birth to death, legacy of racism lays foundation for Black Americans' health disparities. Read the AP's five-part series here.
From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. Read the AP's five-part series here.
An alleged campaign by Chinese state-sponsored hackers on targets in the U.S. and Guam has raised fears that Beijing is preparing to disrupt communications in the Pacific in the event of a conflict.
The Republican speaker gathered top allies behind closed doors at the Capitol as negotiators pushed for a deal.
The historic vote came after a monthslong House investigation into the three-term attorney general that resulted in 20 charges.
Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to develop Alzheimer's disease. They are less likely to be diagnosed and get treatment. The reasons are many and systemic and can be traced to American health inequities that follow Black people from birth to death. While evidence exists t…
Planning on squirting some ketchup on your hot dog at a barbecue this weekend? You may be seeing red.
Half of US public approves of Washington's arms deliveries to Ukraine in 2nd year of Russia's war, poll finds
Half of the people in the U.S. support the Pentagon’s ongoing supply of weapons to Ukraine for its defense against Russian forces, a new poll finds, as public support for Ukraine's defense remains strong.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts.
The drivers of the youth mental health crisis for Black children begin early and persist through a lifetime. Black children’s first encounters with racism can start before they are even in school, and Black teenagers report experiencing an average of five instances of racial discrimination per day. Young Black students are often perceived as less innocent and older than their age, leading to disproportionately harsher discipline in schools. Black kids are far less likely than their white peers to seek and find mental health care. In part, that’s because Black families often distrust the medical system after generations of mistreatment.
Tina Turner dies at 83, Jimmy Carter in good spirits in hospice care, and more of the week's top news
From news of the death of rock and roll icon Tina Turner, to former president Jimmy Carter's updates in hospice care, here's some of the top national news this week.
Dashcam footage shows the moment a runaway cow was lassoed by a wrangler on a Michigan highway, an alligator was rescued after strolling through a Texas neighborhood, and more popular videos from the past week you may have missed.
In a nation plagued by high blood pressure, Black people are more likely to suffer from it. And so, in the time of COVID-19, they are more likely than white people to die. It’s a stark reality. And it has played out in thousands of Black households that have lost mothers and fathers over the past three years, a distinct calamity within the many tragedies of the pandemic. About 56% of Black adults have high blood pressure, compared to 48% of white people. Three in four African Americans are likely to develop the disorder by age 55.
While shaky and skewered by critics, Twitter’s forum for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce his presidential run nevertheless underscored the platform’s unmistakable shift to the right under new owner Elon Musk.
Social media has law enforcement facing increasing pressure to release information fast amid a surge of mass shootings.
From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. They have higher rates of infant and maternal mortality, higher incidence of asthma during childhood, more difficulty treating mental illness as teens, and higher rates of high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease and other illness as adults.
Black children are more likely to have asthma than kids of any other race in America. They're also more likely to live near polluting plants, and in rental housing with mold and other triggers, according to a project examining health disparities experienced by Black Americans across a lifetime.
Black women are nearly three times more likely to die during pregnancy or delivery than any other race. Black babies are also more likely to die, and also far more likely to be born prematurely, according to a project examining health disparities experienced by Black Americans across a lifetime.
Each of the three women killed last week when indiscriminate gunfire erupted in a residential neighborhood of Farmington, New Mexico, left a unique mark in the community that spanned generations.
Several GOP-led states are relaxing child labor laws to ease workforce shortage. "Instead of panicking, we should be celebrating," says Reason Assistant Editor Emma Camp, "because there are so many positive outcomes associated with working as a teenager."
Oath Keeper who stormed Capitol sentenced; AI presents political peril for 2024; new Taylor Swift exhibit | Hot off the Wire podcast
🎧 Another long prison sentence for a member of the Oath Keepers, early concerns for the 2024 election and Taylor Swift costumes go on display in New York. Those stories and more on our daily podcast.
To be Black anywhere in America is to struggle with health problems from birth to death, with the core problem being racism over centuries.
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The unofficial start of the summer travel season is here, with airlines hoping to avoid the chaos of last year and travelers scrounging for ways to save a few bucks on pricey airfares and hotel rooms.
President Joe Biden said Friday that Democratic and Republican negotiators were on the verge of resolving a debt ceiling standoff, as the deadline for a potentially catastrophic US default was pushed back to June 5. FRANCE 24's Washington correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani comments.
An upbeat President Joe Biden says a deal to resolve the government’s debt ceiling crisis seems “very close." He spoke late Friday, shortly after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed the deadline for a potentially catastrophic default back to June 5. That announcement seemed likely to drag negotiations between the White House and Republicans into another frustrating week. House Republicans led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy spent the day negotiating by phone and computers with the White House. One Republican negotiator, Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, called Biden’s comments “a hopeful sign” but also cautioned that there’s still “sticky points” impeding a final agreement.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services has issued an unusual reminder for residents using the state's new digital driver's licenses and IDs.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called on his supporters to protest when the GOP-led state House of Representatives takes up impeachment proceedings against him on Saturday. During a news conference Friday, the three-term Republican invited "fellow citizens and friends to peacefully come let their voices be heard at the Capitol tomorrow.” The request echoes former President Donald Trump’s call for people to protest his electoral defeat on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. Paxton decried the impeachment proceeding as an effort to disenfranchise the voters who returned him to office in November. The state House will consider on Saturday whether to impeach Paxton on 20 articles, including bribery, unfitness for office and abuse of public trust.
More voters are sure of who they won’t support in the 2024 presidential election than who they will. This according to a Monmouth University poll. Veuer's Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
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🎧 Reporter Karen Robinson-Jacobs discusses the racial makeup of police departments in relation to the communities they serve.
Politicians in Washington may be offering assurance that the government will figure out a way to avert default, but around the country, economic anxiety is rising and some people already are adjusting their routines.