Fierce Capitol attacks on police in newly released videos

Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The … Read more

AstraZeneca, EU both claim a win in vaccine delivery tussle

AstraZeneca and the European Union have both claimed victory in a court tussle over allegations that the coronavirus vaccine-maker was not producing shots for the 27-nation bloc fast enough By LORNE COOK Associated Press June 18, 2021, 2:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS — A Belgian court … Read more

After enrollment dips, public schools hope for fall rebound

Ashley Pearce’s daughter was set to start kindergarten last year in Maryland’s Montgomery County school system. But when it became clear that the year would begin online, Pearce found a nearby Catholic school offering in-person instruction and made the switch. Now Pearce is grappling with a big question: Should her child return to the local … Read more

N Korea’s Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation

The last time Kim Jong Un faced rumors about his health, it was because the North Korean leader walked with a cane, missed an important state anniversary or panted for breath By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press June 16, 2021, 8:54 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Kim warns of ‘tense’ food situation, longer COVID lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned about possible food shortages and called for his people to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press June 16, 2021, 6:29 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned … Read more

Tokyo organizers roll out final editions of COVID rule books

The IOC vice president in charge of overseeing the Tokyo Olympics has arrived in town By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer June 15, 2021, 2:08 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — IOC Vice President John Coates arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday, the same day that organizers and … Read more

UK Covid live: Speaker says sidelining of Commons over England lockdown delay ‘totally unacceptable’ | Politics

A total of 37,729 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in England in the seven days to 9 June, according to Public Health England. This is the equivalent of 67.0 cases per 100,000 people: the highest level since 2 March, when the rate stood at 69.6. It is still well below the peak of the … Read more

Coronavirus live: expected delay in UK lockdown easing backed in poll; G7 pledges more than 1bn vaccines | World news

The public health advice would be to take it slowly and in a sustained way so we can keep up the progress we’ve been making. It does depend on the balance. It’s a political decision at the end of the day, what happens on the 21st of June, but, from a public health point of … Read more

Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

JERUSALEM — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as prime … Read more

Big-winning whippet, Pekingese face off at Westminster show

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — The Westminster Kennel Club dog show finals are shaping up to be a clash of canine titans. One is Bourbon the whippet, the prestigious show’s runner-up last year and the winner of the huge American Kennel Club National Championship show in December. Another is Wasabi the Pekingese, the AKC show’s 2019 winner … Read more