Exclusive: Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Exclusive: Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Aug 7 (Reuters) – The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald Trump’s false election-fraud claims, according to a Reuters analysis of court filings and public records. The analysis shows that people working with Matthew DePerno – … Read more

U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon, … Read more

Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate, drug bill

Senate Democrats battle to pass 0 billion climate, drug bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Saturday began debating a Democratic bill to address key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly and energy, while forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes. The debate began after the Senate voted … Read more

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. The first bus arrived early on Friday at the … Read more

LA City Council to consider ordinance that would give empty hotel rooms to homeless

LA City Council to consider ordinance that would give empty hotel rooms to homeless

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Los Angeles City Council on Friday is expected to consider an ordinance to house homeless people in hotels alongside guests. Under the initiative, hotels in the city would be required to notify the city — every day by 2 p-m — how many empty rooms they have for the night. … Read more

UK leadership favourite Liz Truss U-turns on pay plan in first big misstep

UK leadership favourite Liz Truss U-turns on pay plan in first big misstep

Conservatives’ Truss climbs down on key pledge Opponents say policy would have hit nurses, police officers Polls show conflicting picture on extent of Truss’s lead Daily Mail newspaper gives Truss its backing LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – British foreign minister Liz Truss, the front-runner to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister, was forced to backtrack … Read more

Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign trail promise to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy as part of a battle against glaring income inequality in the United States got an unexpected boost on Wednesday. Early proposals to increase tax rates from Biden and his fellow Democrats hit a brick wall … Read more

Los Angeles City Council defers final vote on homeless encampment ban near schools, day care centers

Los Angeles City Council defers final vote on homeless encampment ban near schools, day care centers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday delayed until next week a final vote on an ordinance that would ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers. The council voted 10-1 in favor of the ordinance earlier this month, with Councilman Mike Bonin dissenting. Since the vote was … Read more

U.S. Capitol attack probe to push forward with new witnesses, Cheney says

U.S. Capitol attack probe to push forward with new witnesses, Cheney says

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – The panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol plans to push its investigation further in the coming weeks, interviewing additional members of Donald Trump’s cabinet and his campaign, as well as U.S. Secret Service members, the committee’s vice chair said on Sunday. “We’re not finished yet,” … Read more

Increasingly bitter race to replace UK PM Johnson narrows to four

Increasingly bitter race to replace UK PM Johnson narrows to four

Sunak holds on to lead at third round of voting Tom Tugendhat eliminated from race to replace Johnson Concern that the race may leave the party split LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s former finance minister Rishi Sunak held onto his lead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Monday as another … Read more