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US agency still 'gathering facts' on Texas Tesla crash

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday (April 22) the federal investigators are still gathering "information" in a probe of Saturday's fatal Tesla Inc crash in Tex...

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people...

Biden hopes to boost offshore wind as Mass. project advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge wind farm off the Massachusetts coast is edging closer to federal approval, setting up what the Biden administration hopes will be a model for a sharp increase in offshore win...

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek climate emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Democrats in charge of Congress and the White House, progressive lawmakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing the Biden administration t...

Retiring Rep. Kennedy says greed hinders aid to needy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III used his farewell speech from Congress on Wednesday to deride the “great lie of our times” that the government lacks the resources and will to help peop...

Klain to lead Biden White House in return of professionals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Klain has checked all the boxes of a classic Washington striver: Georgetown, Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk and Capitol Hill staffer, White House adviser and, along the way, of...

Klain to lead Biden White House in return of professionals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Klain has checked all the boxes of a classic Washington striver: Georgetown, Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk and Capitol Hill staffer, White House adviser and, along the way, of...

At least 131 pro-Taiwan lawmakers reelected in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 131 pro-Taiwan lawmakers were reelected in last week's U.S. Senate and House races, including most of the members of the bipartisan Taiwan Caucuses in both ch...

McConnell wins reelection, but control of Senate at stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans fought to keep control of the Senate on Tuesday in a razor-close contest against a surge of Democrats challenging President Donald Trump’s allies across a vas...

2020 serves another blow as Ginsburg's death ignites fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang “Amazing Grace” in the dark. Fresh off a rally stage in Minnesota, President Dona...

Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era

BOSTON (AP) — After the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy famously compared his 1,000-day presidency to “Camelot,” a popular Broadway musical about the legend of King...

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Tru...

Senate Dems urge White House to reinstate pandemic unit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats urged the Trump administration on Thursday to reinstate the White House pandemic unit as a separate office, saying that dissolving it in 2018 slowed the U.S. respons...

Oversight of veterans homes to be probed after virus deaths

A congressional watchdog agency has agreed to investigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ oversight of homes for aging veterans following a surge of coronavirus deaths at the state-run facili...

US senators seek probe of veterans homes after virus deaths

A group of U.S. senators is seeking an investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs' oversight of homes for aging veterans amid a spate of coronavirus deaths at the state-run centers. ...