US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

Biden falls off bike after flubbing, but unharmed

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., June 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden took a spill from his bicycle on Saturday when he stopped to greet supporters during a weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He appeared to be unharmed after standing up immediately. “I’m fine,” Biden, 79, said after the crash, which took place in front … Read more

Biden defends meeting with Saudi prince, says talks are part of wider meeting

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a Shura Council session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said Friday he did not explicitly travel to Saudi Arabia … Read more

US Capitol panel on Jan. 6 examines Trump pressure on Pence

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating last year’s deadly attack on the United States Capitol is turning its attention on Thursday to then-President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence over his election defeat of 2020 undo. The United States House of Representatives selection committee has scheduled a hearing … Read more

Biden Announces New $1 Billion In Weapons For Ukraine

US President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington, June 14, 2022, US. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced another $1 billion in weapons infusion for Ukraine, which sources familiar with the package said included anti-ship missile … Read more

Biden blows up oil refineries for record high gas prices, profit

Gas prices above $6.00 are advertised at a 76 Station in Santa Monica, California, US, May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden demanded on Wednesday that oil refineries explain why they are not bringing more gasoline to market, sharply … Read more

Arms Reform Agreement Reached in Senate with Major Republican Support

Biden praises deal as step in the right direction Deal follows Texas school massacre, Buffalo shootings WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – In a potential breakthrough toward the first major new U.S. gun law in decades, a bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on Sunday on a framework for a firearms safety bill with enough … Read more

Tens of thousands protest gun violence in Washington, in the US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence after last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers of March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

Biden says federal government is funding New Mexico wildfire recovery

SANTA FE, NM, June 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. federal government will fund New Mexico’s entire wildfire campaign, President Joe Biden said Saturday, speaking from Santa Fe amid anger from survivors over the blaze started by federal officials . “We have a responsibility to help the state recover,” Biden told elected officials and emergency services … Read more

US drops COVID tests for inbound international air travelers

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The United States late Friday withdrew a 17-month-old requirement that people arriving in the country on an air test be negative for COVID-19, a move following intense lobbying by airlines and the travel industry. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, issued a four-page … Read more