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A Missouri man pleaded guilty this week to stealing his dead mother’s Social Security payments for more than a quarter century, accumulating nearly $200,000 in the process, federal prosecutors said. The man, Reginald Bagley, 62, of Dellwood, Mo., pleaded guilty on Thursday to a felony charge of stealing money belonging to the United States, the

WASHINGTON — A day after President Biden said he would be willing to talk with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia about a possible peace agreement in Ukraine, the Kremlin offered a frosty response, and prospects for settling the brutal conflict remained as distant as ever. Mr. Biden said on Thursday that he would hold […]

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — As World Cup fans throng stadiums across Qatar, about 8,000 American troops stationed just nearby watch over the airspace of the tumultuous Middle East from a major base run by this energy-rich nation. Built on a flat stretch of desert about 20 miles southwest of the Qatari capital Doha,

Comment on this story Comment Five U.S. soldiers were arrested on rape charges after allegedly sexually assaulting two women at a home in Louisiana, authorities said. The soldiers went to the home of a woman in the area of Rosepine, La., on Nov. 24, gave the woman and her roommate alcohol that incapacitated them, then […]

BOSTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Prince William greeted U.S. President Joe Biden at the waterfront in Boston on Friday, part of a multi-day visit by British royals to the United States to highlight efforts to address global environmental challenges. The trip that began on Wednesday was the first overseas excursion for William and his wife, […]

NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed an indictment against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co [RIC:RIC:HWT.UL], formally ending a criminal sanctions case that strained U.S.-China relations. Meng, whose father Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei and is the telecommunications company’s chief executive, entered an

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2022 – Today, President Joe Biden appointed three U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including two Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors and one Rural Development (RD) State Director. “Here at USDA, we are grateful to have such a talented group of individuals to lead our state offices,” said Agriculture […]

Begin text: On December 1 and 2, 2022, United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino met in Washington, D.C. to further reinforce the EU-U.S. strategic partnership including through the fourth high-level meeting of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China and the third meeting of the U.S.-EU […]

Nonfarm payrolls increase 263,000 in November Unemployment rate steady at 3.7%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters . . .

BRASILIA, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday he is considering traveling to the United States to meet President Joe Biden after his election victory is certified this month. Lula told reporters in Brasilia that he wanted to discuss a series of issues with Biden, including the Ukraine […]

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