U.S. President Biden, Russian President Putin to resume diplomatic operations, agree to return ambassadors to posts

After their summit in Geneva on Wednesday, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they have agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks and return their ambassadors to their foreign posts. Currently, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, and Washington’s ambassador to Moscow, John Sullivan, are not stationed at their posts. Both men […]

U.S. Education Department to protect students based on sexual orientation and gender identity

On Wednesday, the Education Department announced its plans to enforce elements of Title IX that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The move comes one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from being fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Education […]

Biden administration unveils plan to fight against domestic terrorism

The Biden administration unveiled a new national strategy on Tuesday to help combat a rise in domestic terrorism, which includes adding prosecutors and other law enforcement officials across the government. The strategy seeks $100 million to add key personnel in the departments of justice and homeland security, and calls for monitoring federal employees who could […]

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at water distribution plant in Alabama

Police in Albertville, Alabama say an employee at a water distribution plant opened fire on co-workers early Tuesday, killing two and injuring two before taking his own life.  The shooting occurred at the Mueller Co. plant, which employs more than 400 people and makes water distribution and measurement products, giving the city of Albertville its […]

FAA announces new fines for ‘unruly’ airline passengers who refuse to wear masks

Airline passengers who refuse to wear masks this year could face fines as high as $15,500, officials said on Monday.  The fines are part of an increased effort to crack down on what federal authorities described as “unruly and dangerous behavior” in the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) made the announcement amid alcohol bans […]

Authorities say that Illinois chemical plant fire could last for days, forcing 100s of home evacuations

Dozens of homes in northern Illinois were evacuated Monday after A massive fire destroyed a chemical plant in northern Illinois on Monday forcing dozens of evacuations and producing smoke so thick that it could be seen for miles. Fire officials in Rockton, Ill., issued a mandatory evacuation order affecting about 150 homes near a Lubrizol […]

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

President Joe Biden took part in an Inspection of the Guard Honor before he and first lady Jill Biden met with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in England on Sunday.  President and Mrs. Biden joined the queen to watch a military march and traveled to her apartment for tea. Biden said the Queen was “extremely […]

Naftali Bennett approved as new Israel Prime Minister, to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule

On Sunday, Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of 71-year-old Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Naftali Bennett, who was a former ally of Netanyahu but turned his rival, became prime minister after the 60-59 vote. Bennett, who promised to try to heal a divided nation, will preside […]

President Biden says United States to donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to other countries

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced his plan to buy an additional 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to distribute to lower-income countries, increasing the U.S. commitment to fighting the pandemic across the globe. Biden made the announcement in the Cornwall village of St. Ives, the United Kingdom seaside resort village where world leaders […]