For First Time, Biden Calls Deportations Under Obama ‘Big Mistake’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Going further than he ever has in expressing regret over Obama administration immigration policy, presidential candidate Joe Biden called it a “big mistake” to have deported hundreds of thousands of people without criminal records. “We took far too long to get it right,” Biden said in a wide-ranging, sometimes contentious interview […]

Mississippi Braces for Flooding Amid Cresting River

In this article Jackson, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the state capital of Jackson could burst its banks and spark widespread flooding. Forecasters believe the Pearl River will crest at 38 feet (11.6 meters) Sunday evening to […]

Singapore Plans Massive Budget Stimulus to Counter Virus Threat

Singapore is set to deliver a strong budget this week to offset the damage to the economy from the coronavirus, with analysts predicting the biggest deficit in almost two decades. The fiscal gap may widen to 1.5% of gross domestic product in the year beginning April 1, the highest since the 1.7% shortfall recorded in […]

Nevada Could Be A Key Test Of Sanders’ Outreach To Latino Voters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Bernie Sanders for President campaign set up shop in Las Vegas last July, its first move was to open an office in the city’s east side, the heart of the Latino community. Staffers decorated the stark space with brightly colored paper banners known as “papel picado” and threw an […]

Bloomberg campaign ad touts Obama relationship despite complicated history

Bloomberg spending millions on 2020 campaign ads America First Action PAC spokesperson Steve Cortes explains what Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s ad spending means for his campaign. In a multimillion-dollar TV campaign and on the trail, Michael Bloomberg portrays himself as having a close bond with former President Obama. But the two have had a […]

U.S. Says It Has Thwarted $6 Billion Russia-Germany Gas Pipeline

President Donald Trump’s top energy official said he’s confident that Russia won’t be able to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea — and signaled that the U.S. will press forward with its opposition to the project. Asked about Russian efforts to circumvent U.S. sanctions on the pipeline by completing it […]

An Unusual New York City Election Tests Whether Global Warming Can Win A Local Race

RIDGEWOOD, N.Y. ― In a past life, during the halcyon days before hipsters colonized New York City’s outer boroughs, Costa Constantinides sold toys here in this working-class, immigrant neighborhood in central Queens.  It was a time when the city had more crime but fewer cars. Hometown slumlords weren’t in the White House, and a deadly […]

Pressure on airlines as business ground workers over coronavirus fears

The risk of employees catching the virulent coronavirus is prompting global corporations to ban international business travel, a move that will put significant pressure on airlines and associated businesses. Business travel to and from Australia is likely to plummet over the next few months as corporations restrict employees’ movements, particularly on airlines, with global business […]