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Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

WASHINGTON — Chuck Schumer is used to drinking from a firehose.

Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here's what's in Biden plan

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy.
Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden's presidency

Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden's presidency

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow.
Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S.
GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

WASHINGTON — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial.
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre.

12 Pakistani police fired for not protecting Hindu temple

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities sacked a local police chief and 11 other policemen for failing to protect a Hindu temple that was set on fire and demolished last month by a mob led by hundreds of supporters of a radical Islamist party, pol
EXPLAINER: What's next after House impeachment vote

EXPLAINER: What's next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate.
Spain rejects virus confinement as most of Europe stays home

Spain rejects virus confinement as most of Europe stays home

MADRID — While most of Europe kicked off 2021 with earlier curfews or stay-at-home orders, authorities in Spain insist the new coronavirus variant causing havoc elsewhere is not to blame for a sharp resurgence of cases and that the country can avoid
Cambodian labour leader's trial for border remarks begins

Cambodian labour leader's trial for border remarks begins

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The trial of a Cambodian labour union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened in Phnom Penh on Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics.