Category Archives: International

Hitting latest vaccine milestone, Biden pushes shots for all

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden's latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of

China’s Xi to participate in Biden’s climate summit

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week, the government announced Wednesday. Xi will participate in the online event by video link from Beijing and “deliver an important speech," the offic...

China’s Xi to participate in Biden’s climate summit

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week, the government announced Wednesday. Xi will participate in the online event by video link from Beijing and “deliver an important speech," the offic...

China’s Xi to participate in Biden’s climate summit

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week, the government announced Wednesday. Xi will participate in the online event by video link from Beijing and “deliver an important speech," the offic...

Hawaii to begin vaccine passports for travel between islands

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials will allow state residents who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. Hawaii becomes the second state in the nation after New Yo...

Montana blocks bill to ban gender affirming surgery in youth

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Senate voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have banned gender affirming surgery for transgender minors, effectively killing the proposal. The measure had faced significant opposition from medical experts...

Montana blocks bill to ban gender affirming surgery in youth

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Senate voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have banned gender affirming surgery for transgender minors, effectively killing the proposal. The measure had faced significant opposition from medical experts...

Families, doctors urge Alabama to reject trans treatment ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Transgender youth, parents and advocates on Tuesday urged the Alabama House of Representatives, as well as the state’s governor, to reject legislation that would ban the use of puberty-blockers or hormones to treat transgender minors...

Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an open house

Maxine Waters’ bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism

WASHINGTON — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to “stay on the street” in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long