Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

Amazon’s breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, made a giant heart that read, “NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!” Word came from Chicago and suburban Maryland that they, too, are still interested in a relationship with … Continue reading Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo visited Reykjavik today, marking the first official visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to Iceland since 2008. Secretary Pompeo met with Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and they discussed Iceland’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council, regional security concerns, … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Nigerian Presidential Candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with major Nigerian presidential candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in advance of the country’s February 16 presidential election. The Secretary noted the deep and long-standing partnership between the United States and Nigeria, Africa’s … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Nigerian Presidential Candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

United States | Press Availability With Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson

United States – MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, and Secretary of State – Secretary of State of the United States of America Mr. Mike Pompeo. Minister Thordarson, please. FOREIGN MINISTER THORDARSON: Thank you. Good afternoon, everybody, and thank you for coming to this press conference on the … Continue reading United States | Press Availability With Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson

WASHINGTON | Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Scientists don’t know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

PARIS | Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In the explosive book, “In … Continue reading PARIS | Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

COBLESKILL, N.Y | Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave plans to develop a … Continue reading COBLESKILL, N.Y | Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices have agreed to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship