Steve April 16, 2021

Pandemic has pushed the nation’s health system to the limit, with hospitals turning away patients due to a lack of medical staff. The WHO has expressed concern about a “sharp increase” of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea warning the outbreak was at a critical stage and could fuel a much larger epidemic. WHO Director-General […]

Steve April 16, 2021

New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as India faces a ferocious new coronavirus wave, with daily cases hitting another record increase of 234,692 nationwide and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds. The health ministry said the latest number is the eighth record high in the last nine days. Total cases reached […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Source: International Business Times By AFP News on April 17 2021 5:15 AM The United States on Friday welcomed Brazil’s renewed promise to end illegal deforestation but urged immediate action to protect the Amazon, a major factor in global climate change. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime scourge of environmentalists, in a letter to President […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Congress approved former president’s temporary ban from public office by 86 votes in favour and zero against. Former Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra has been banned from holding public office for 10 years in a unanimous vote by the country’s congress after he allegedly jumped the queue to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vizcarra was found guilty […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Commercial divers on Friday recovered two more unresponsive crew members from the scene of a lift boat that capsized off the Louisiana coast this week, the Coast Guard said. Nine people are still missing in the disaster involving the 129-foot vessel. “Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and loved ones of everyone […]

Steve April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, accusing Stone and his wife, Nydia, of owing nearly $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes and fees. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says the couple underpaid their income taxes by $1,590,361 […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1 By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press April 17, 2021, 3:08 AM • 3 min read JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Source: BBC President Joe Biden has reversed course hours after signing an order to keep the number of refugees admitted annually to the US at Trump-era levels. Mr Biden drew ire on Friday as he held the cap at the historically low figure of 15,000, two months after he pledged to increase it to 65,500. […]

Steve April 16, 2021

(NewsNation Now) — Twitter apparently went down for thousands of users Friday night. According to the website, downdetector.com, at least 72,000 users reported issues accessing the site. Problems were first reported at approximately 7:46 ET. Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. Twitter has […]

Steve April 16, 2021

In today’s show, French-American cooking writer Jamie Schler joins us to talk baking and politics. We get into the whole Coronavirus situation in Europe, and how things got so out of control over there, and also delve in to the resurgence of far-right politics there and here at home. But a good portion of our show is […]

Steve April 16, 2021

by Lacey Wallace, Penn State The U.S. has suffered yet another mass shooting, with a deadly attack in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. This was the fifth mass shooting in five weeks, including a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado that took the lives of 10 people on March 22 and just days earlier, […]

Steve April 16, 2021

No action was recommended against former secretary of state who is widely seen as seeking to run for president in 2024. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics rules governing the use of taxpayer-funded resources when he, and his wife, asked State Department employees to carry out personal tasks more than 100 […]

Steve April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping and caring for their dog. In a report released on Friday, the department’s inspector […]