Edition:
United Kingdom

Daniel Trotta

Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days

5:38am GMT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to put top priority on passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days, should he win Tuesday's election.

Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days

28 Oct 2020

Oct 28 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to make passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act a top priority, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days should he win Tuesday's election.

Creators of gene 'scissors' clinch Nobel as women sweep chemistry

13 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM/BERLIN Two scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for creating genetic 'scissors' that can rewrite the code of life, contributing to new cancer therapies and holding out the prospect of curing hereditary diseases. | Video

American Louise Gluck wins Nobel Prize for Literature

08 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for works exploring family and childhood in an "unmistakable...voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal", the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. | Video

Police say they banged on Breonna Taylor's door 30 to 90 seconds - recordings

04 Oct 2020

Police serving a search warrant on Breonna Taylor's home told investigators they banged on her door and announced themselves from 30 to 90 seconds before breaking in during a raid that ended with the officers fatally shooting her, audio recordings released on Friday show. | Video

Kentucky AG says he did not recommend charges against two Breonna Taylor officers

30 Sep 2020

Kentucky's attorney general, who presented evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, did not recommend any charges against the two police officers who shot her, saying the grand jury needed to make that decision on its own.

In reversal, Kentucky prosecutor to release Breonna Taylor grand jury evidence

29 Sep 2020

Kentucky's attorney general reversed course and said he would release on Wednesday a recording of grand jury proceedings into the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor that resulted in none of the officers involved being charged with homicide. | Video

Kentucky legislator urges police to drop charges against her and fellow Breonna Taylor protesters

28 Sep 2020

A Kentucky legislator who was arrested during demonstrations over the Breonna Taylor case accused Louisville police of detaining her and about 20 allies on false pretenses on Sunday and called for charges to be dropped.

As U.S. Supreme Court nomination looms, a religious community draws fresh interest

23 Sep 2020

People of Praise, a self-described charismatic Christian community, has faced renewed interest since U.S. President Donald Trump put one of its purported members, Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on his short list of candidates for elevation to the Supreme Court.

Despite Trump's 'law and order' rhetoric, protesters won't back down

11 Sep 2020

Anti-racism protesters recognize the risk that comes with their calls for equal justice, knowing that for all their peaceful protests, scenes of burning buildings will hand U.S. President Donald Trump the images he needs for his "law and order" re-election campaign.

World News

Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida

With Election Day looming, President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will both rally supporters on Thursday in the critical battleground state of Florida – campaigning in the same city hours apart and putting their differing approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic on full display.