U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed American Troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria against buildings belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militias responsible for recent attacks against American and allied personnel in Iraq. President Biden authorized the strikes in response to the rocketing in Iraq and to continuing threats to American and coalition […]

She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Space.

Hayley Arceneaux, 29, had hoped this would be the year that she would complete her aim of visiting all seven continents before she turned 30. She will not have time to do that, though. She is going to space. Ms. Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, will be one […]

Shipwreck rain falls on someone’s truck on American city

Reports According to the US city of Denver on Saturday, a large amount of debris rained down from the sky. The US city of Denver was hit by heavy debris on Saturday as an airplane failed and was forced to return to the city’s airport. Photos posted on social media include a large circular piece […]

GM slashes production at North American plants amid chip shortage

General Motors Co said on Tuesday that it was extending production cuts at three North American plants until at least mid-March due to the global semiconductor chip shortage, while vehicles at two other factories would only be partially built. GM, whose shares dipped 1.6 percent after the announcement, did not disclose the impact volumes or […]

The feats, fiats and failures of American news networks

The three main US news networks, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, have enjoyed a roller-coaster ride over the past five years, thanks to one man, Donald J Trump. His presidency may have not been great for America, or for democracy, but it was fantastic for the news channels. But now that the curtains are drawn […]

Robinhood sued over 20-year-old American student trader’s suicide

Alex Kearns’ family alleges the 20-year-old took his own life after he thought he lost $730,000 that his family would be forced to repay. The family of a 20-year-old United States stock trader who died by suicide sued the broker Robinhood for his death, citing its “misleading communications” that caused their son to panic over […]

At the Capitol on Jan. 6, Veterans Fought on Both Sides of an American Battle

Mr. Brower’s lawyer said he could not be reached for comment. Sergeant Gross, 50, remembers turning on his police radio on Jan. 6 and hearing that the Capitol had been breached. “I grabbed six others guys,” he said, and they made their way on motorcycles to the carriage entrance of the Senate side of the […]

American Airlines warns 13,000 staff of furloughs amid COVID-19 pain

Carrier says COVID-19 vaccines are not being distributed as quickly as expected and travel restrictions are hurting demand. American Airlines says about 13,000 employees are at risk of furlough when a United States aid package for airline workers expires on April 1, blaming slow vaccine rollouts and new international travel restrictions for dampening demand. “We […]

Sanders’ meme and Gorman’s poem: The mystic soul of American folk

“The US empire is crumbling before our eyes,” declared Rebecca Gordon in a short but poignant essay published by The Nation just a day after President Joe Biden took office. “With unprecedented economic inequality and massive overspending on military expansion, America now looks a lot like 476 CE Rome.” The factors that fractured the Roman […]

American Airlines shares surge after WallStreetBets shoutout

American Airlines also reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday. Shares in American Airlines Group Inc surged more than 20 percent in opening trading on Wall Street after the carrier was mentioned on Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum and it posted a slimmer-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday. American joined rival Delta Air Lines in calling 2021 a […]

The delusion of American exceptionalism

On January 6, Vice President Mike Pence convened the two chambers of Congress to count electoral votes and officially certify Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States. This is usually a straightforward and purely ceremonial procedure that takes around one hour. Yet these are not “normal” times. First, several Republican lawmakers, in a […]

A very American riot

If the past four years of the Donald Trump presidency had dented America’s carefully cultivated – if inaccurate – reputation as a bastion of democracy, the November 2020 election, its aftermath and, especially the events of January 6 have completely destroyed it. As a shocked world tried to make sense of the scenes of a […]

Trump’s Call Leaves Allies Fearful for American Democracy

BRUSSELS — President Trump’s extraordinary, wheedling telephone call to state officials in Georgia seeking to overturn the election results there has shaken many Europeans — not so much for what it reveals about Mr. Trump himself, but for what it may portend for the health of American democracy. With just 16 days left in his […]

Biden names second Arab American to White House staff

ROME: Italy has authorised a boat operated by the Spanish NGO Open Arms to disembark 265 migrants, including 63 minors, in Porto Empedocle, on the southern Sicilian coast. The NGO’s vessel rescued 169 people in the Mediterranean on Dec. 31 and 96 on Jan. 2. They include at least fourteen women, one of them nine months […]

U.S. Penalizes Venezuelan Officials Involved in Imprisoning 6 American Oil Executives

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Wednesday on two Venezuelan officials for their roles in sending six American oil executives to prison on corruption charges. Those penalized by the United States government included a judge, Lorena Carolina Cornielles Ruiz, and a prosecutor, Ramon Antonio Torres Espinoza, for their involvement in a court case […]

‘Trapped’: The American women and girls forced into marriage

“A week after we got married, my husband became violent. He flew into rages and controlled every aspect of my life. I couldn’t have my own money, have a driver’s licence, go to school – I was trapped for 15 years.” Fraidy Reiss, a 45-year-old mother of two daughters who lives in New Jersey, grew […]

Reporting on a shambolic American election

“America is a Third World country now”, Fortune magazine announced at the beginning of October, just a few weeks ahead of the US elections. Right on cue, as happens elsewhere in the “Third World”, an army of foreign correspondents descended on the country a month later – like vultures drawn to a carcass. The elections […]

Pope Francis appoints first African American cardinal

Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, DC, made headlines this year for criticising Donald Trump’s visit to a Catholic shrine. Pope Francis has confirmed 13 new cardinals to the highest rank of the Catholic Church hierarchy, including the first African American to hold the position. In a ceremony at St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican […]

Iranian American Sima Ladjevardian loses congressional race #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Ladjevardian lost to Dan Crenshaw in a race for the 2nd congressional district of Texas. Iranian-American progressive Sima Ladjevardian has lost her congressional race with staunchly conservative House Republican Dan Crenshaw, according to The Associated Press. Ladjevardian had garnered national attention while encapsulating the shifting demographics in the one-time Republican bastion of Texas. Crenshaw and Ladjevardian […]

American Voter: Stefanie Mingari #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States. Trump has focused on “law and order”, while Biden has tried to strike a conciliatory note. The Black Lives Matter movement and whether Trump will release his taxes are among the many issues Americans will […]

American Voter: Louis Murray #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States. Trump has been focusing on “law and order”; Biden has been trying to strike a conciliatory note. The Black Lives Matter movement – and whether Trump will release his taxes – are among the […]