Republicans want to yank baseball's antitrust immunity after MLB reaction to Georgia voting law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Republican senators introduced a bill on Wednesday to strip Major League Baseball of its immunity to antitrust law, saying the legal shield wasn't deserved after the league moved its All-Star game away from Georgia to protest a law that could make it harder to vote.
U.S. utilities want protection from Biden's tight timeline in clean energy mandate
(Reuters) - The U.S. power industry is willing to comply with a proposed requirement that it eliminate carbon emissions by 2035 as long as it has flexibility on how to achieve that goal and the ability to miss compliance deadlines that prove unrealistic, according to the nationâs top electric utility lobby group.
UPDATE 1-More than 100 companies sign letter opposing U.S. state voting restrictions
April 14 (Reuters) - More than 100 U.S. companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Ford Motor Co and Starbucks Corp have declared their opposition to voting curbs that a number of states are considering implementing.
NATO forces to start Afghanistan withdrawal by May 1
BRUSSELS, April 14 (Reuters) - NATO said in a statement on Wednesday that allies agreed to start the withdrawal of its forces in Afghanistan by May 1.
Biden, Ghani discusses continued U.S. commitment to Afghanistan -White House
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday and the two expressed continued commitment to a strong bilateral partnership after the departure of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan, the White House said.
Biden administration vows economic and justice reforms for Black Americans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and two of his top cabinet members on Wednesday promised U.S. economic and criminal justice reforms that would benefit Black communities at a conference organized by longtime activist Al Sharpton.
U.S. Capitol Police probe finds widespread shortcomings ahead of deadly Jan. 6 assault
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law enforcement internal probe of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol found significant shortcomings within the police department charged with securing the complex and made dozens of recommendations for avoiding a repeat of the violence.
Battle-hardened and better funded, Ukraine's army knocks on NATO's door
KYIV, April 14 (Reuters) - At the outbreak of the war in eastern Ukraine in 2014, the Ukrainian army was so poorly equipped that ordinary citizens were knitting socks, donating scrap metal and even crowdfunding a tank for soldiers at the front line.
U.S. Treasury sets up new 'recovery office' to oversee relief programs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday unveiled a new office to oversee the implementation of economic relief programs, including nearly $420 billion in programs under President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan.
U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to begin May 1- Biden
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States would begin its final military withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 1 and it would be complete before Sept. 11.
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