United States of America

US Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack

US Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack

Mar 4, 2024 | 9:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday restored Donald Trump to 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state attempts to hold the Republican former president accountable for the Capitol riot. The justices ruled a day before the Super Tuesday primaries that states cannot invoke a post-Civil War constitutional provision to keep presidential candidates from appearing on ballots. That power […]
Brutally cold weather reaches deep into lower United States, causing dozens of deaths

Brutally cold weather reaches deep into lower United States, causing dozens of deaths

Jan 21, 2024 | 10:28am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Much of the U.S. remained gripped by deadly Arctic weather Sunday — with subfreezing conditions reaching as far south as Texas and Florida. But the numbing cold is expected to ease up in the coming days. Freezing rain, sleet and high wind gusts later Sunday would make traveling in parts of […]
Exploding wild pig population on the prairies threatens to invade northern US states

Exploding wild pig population on the prairies threatens to invade northern US states

Nov 22, 2023 | 9:19am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An exploding population of hard-to-eradicate “super pigs” in Canada is threatening to spill south of the border, and northern states like Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana are taking steps to stop the invasion. In Canada, the wild pigs roaming Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba pose a new threat. They are often crossbreeds that combine the […]
U.S. dismisses charges against Saskatoon mother accused of faking deaths

U.S. dismisses charges against Saskatoon mother accused of faking deaths

Nov 7, 2023 | 12:58pm
A United States court has dismissed charges against a Saskatchewan woman accused of faking her death and that of her child before they crossed the border.  Dawn Walker was given a one-year conditional sentence in Saskatoon court last Thursday, after she pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and abduction. The following day, the U.S. Attorney’s Office asked […]
Volunteer youth bowling coach and ‘hero’ bar manager are among the Maine shooting victims

Volunteer youth bowling coach and ‘hero’ bar manager are among the Maine shooting victims

Oct 27, 2023 | 7:14am
A volunteer youth bowling coach known for encouraging children and a bar manager whose father said tried to confront the shooter and died “a hero” were among the at least 18 people killed and 13 injured in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine. According to Maine State Police, seven people died Wednesday night at Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley. […]
US vows support, as Israel prepares ground offensive in Gaza

US vows support, as Israel prepares ground offensive in Gaza

Oct 12, 2023 | 8:54am
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed American support to Israel on Thursday as its military pulverized the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with airstrikes and prepared for a possible ground invasion. As Palestinians tried to stock up on bread and groceries amid dwindling supplies, Israel said nothing would be allowed into Gaza until around 150 hostages taken captive by Hamas […]

Pentagon shoots down unknown object flying in U.S. airspace

Feb 10, 2023 | 2:30pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon shot down an unknown object flying in U.S. airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday on orders from President Joe Biden, White House officials said. The object was flying at about 40,000 feet and posted a “reasonable threat” to the safety of civilian flights, said John Kirby, White House […]

As ‘Three Amigos’ meet in Mexico, experts call on leaders for North American vision

Jan 9, 2023 | 8:56am

From the frosty throes of a Canadian winter, the land of conquistadors and Frida Kahlo can seem a million miles away. But that’s not the way North American diplomats, trade experts and business leaders see it — and they hope the continent’s leaders have a similar vision as the so-called “Three Amigos” gather this week […]

Frigid monster storm across US claims at least 24 lives

Dec 25, 2022 | 1:28pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of people hunkered down against a deep freeze Sunday to ride out the winter storm that has killed at least 25 people across the United States and is expected to claim more lives after trapping some residents inside houses with heaping snow drifts and knocking out power to several hundred […]