U.S. Senate's Schumer will 'look at' bipartisan infrastructure pitch

  By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell    WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he was open to considering a bipartisan infrastructure bill, but wanted to see it in writing – and added he might also push for a follow-up measure that had only his party's support.    President […]

U.S. withdrawing Trump executive orders that sought to ban TikTok, WeChat

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden is withdrawing a series of executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok and ordering a new Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps, the White House said Wednesday.    The administration of former President Donald Trump had attempted to block new users from […]

U.S. reunites only seven immigrant children with parents since Feb

By Mimi Dwyer and Ted Hesson    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -An effort by U.S. President Joe Biden to reunite migrant families separated by the previous administration is moving slowly, with only seven children reunited with parents by a task force launched in February, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report released on Tuesday.  […]

Fan who injured U.S. soccer player arrested, banned from stadium

Only one of the fans who pelted U.S. and Mexican soccer players with drinks on Sunday night so far is facing criminal charges. Denver police arrested a fan who injured a U.S. player with a projectile, Empower Field at Mile High stadium management said in a statement released Monday night. Widely-shared video footage showed U.S. […]

Official says U.S. seized ransom made to pipeline hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has seized millions of dollars in a cryptocurrency payment made to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, a law enforcement official said Monday. FBI and Justice Department officials were to disclose the operation at a […]

U.S. FDA approves Biogen Alzheimer's drug

By Deena Beasley    (Reuters) -U.S. regulators on Monday approved Biogen Inc's aducanumab as the first treatment to address an underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease despite controversy over mixed clinical trial results for the drug.    Aducanumab is one of a long list of drugs that have aimed to remove sticky deposits of a protein called amyloid […]

Facebook suspends former U.S. President Trump's account for two years

(Reuters) -Facebook Inc on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform until at least January 2023 in a decision that has been watched closely for signals on how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.    The social media giant's independent oversight board in May upheld its block on Trump, […]

U.S. Rep. Mace: Vandalism at South Carolina home 'very scary'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —  U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace on Tuesday posted a video of obscenities that she said had been spray-painted on her Charleston-area home over the Memorial Day weekend. "It's very scary," the first-term Republican said in the video as she pointed to the graffiti on the front of her home on Daniel Island, […]

U.S. closes in on 50% adult vaccination rate as COVID cases ebb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than half of all American adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said, roughly six weeks before U.S. President Biden's July 4 goal of a 70% inoculation rate.    The halfway mark comes as federal, state and local leaders press ahead with delivering COVID-19 shots to people who have not […]