atlas news
Reuters : US
01  décembre     16h03
U.S. Congress averts railroad ’Christmas catastrophe,’ Biden says
   Congress gave final approval to a bill blocking a national U S railroad strike that could have devastated the American economy but rejected a measure that would have provided paid sick days to railroad workers The U S Senate voted to on Thursday to impose a tentative contract deal reached
29  novembre     20h12
U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak ridership jumps by 10 million riders
   U S passenger railroad Amtrak said ridership jumped by more than million riders in the year ending Sept and has nearly returned to pre COVID levels Amtrak said ridership rose over levels to million riders up million passengers over the prior year Overall ridership
28  novembre     14h02
400 groups urge U.S. lawmakers to take ’immediate steps’ to block potential rail strike
   More than groups on Monday called on Congress to intervene in an ongoing railroad labor standoff that threatens to idle shipments of food and fuel and strand rail travelers while inflicting billions of dollars of economic damage The U S Chamber of Commerce National Association of
21  novembre     11h13
Biggest U.S. rail union digs in on paid sick time, raising threat of strike
   Workers at the largest U S rail union voted against a tentative contract deal reached in September raising the possibility of a year end strike that could cause significant damage to the U S economy and strand vital shipments of food and fuel Train and engine service members of the
02  décembre     16h05
Biden signs bill to block U.S. railroad strike
   President Joe Biden signed legislation Friday to block a national U S railroad strike that could have devastated the American economy The U S Senate voted to on Thursday to impose a tentative contract deal reached in September on a dozen unions representing workers who could have
No plans to go back to Congress to change inflation act - White House
   There are no plans to go back to Congress to push for changes to the Inflation Reduction Act the White House said Friday a day after President Joe Biden said it could be tweaked to appease European leaders We don t have any plans to go back to Congress for legislative changes to the inflation
Department of Homeland Security to probe cyber attacks linked to Lapsus
   The U S Department of Homeland Security DHS said on Friday the Cyber Safety Review Board will investigate recent cyber attacks linked to Lapsus Lapsus has reportedly employed techniques to bypass a range of commonly used security controls and has successfully infiltrated a number of companies
Biden weighs reviving Trump-era immigration restrictions, officials say
   U S President Joe Biden s administration would make it harder to seek asylum at the U S Mexico border under several plans being considered that bear similarities to policies pushed by former President Donald Trump Two Department of Homeland Security officials and a person familiar with the matter
U.S. detainee Whelan calls family after week of silence in Russia
   American detainee Paul Whelan phoned his family from Russia early on Friday in his first contact since last week a period of silence that prompted the White House to express concern Whelan a former U S Marine detained in Russia since had been transferred to the hospital prison his brother
Heavy turnout in Georgia runoff election as early voting wraps up
   Election officials on Friday reported heavy turnout in Georgia on the last day of early voting ahead of the Dec runoff election that will determine whether Democrats can add to their razor thin majority in the U S Senate Voters in some locations faced waiting times of more than an hour to cast
Biden’s South Carolina pick for presidential kick-off spurs state battle
   President Joe Biden s bid to shake up the Democratic Party s presidential nominating contest has set off a battle with state officials testing his political muscle and reshaping the contest to lead the United States The White House told Democratic officials on Thursday that Biden would like to see
Mexico, U.S. trade officials discuss energy, corn exports, environment
   U S Trade Representative Katherine Tai met Mexican Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro and stressed the need to make progress in talks over Mexico s energy measures and its fisheries related environmental laws the USTR office said Tai also stressed the importance of avoiding any disruption in U S
Kyiv schools adapt to survive under Russian bombardment
   Despite the missile strikes and power cuts that have become a regular occurrence in Ukraine s capital Kyiv s remaining school children are still expected to attend classes whether online or in person If there is no light it s sometimes hard to see when you are writing said Yulia
Trump’s company benefited from tax fraud, prosecutor says at end of trial
   The Trump Organization reaped substantial benefits from a year tax fraud scheme a prosecutor said near the end of the trial of former U S President Donald Trump s real estate company countering defense claims that a rogue executive acted for himself Joshua Steinglass from the Manhattan
Florida mulls U-turn on move to strip Disney theme-parks of self-governing status - FT
   Florida lawmakers are mulling plans to reverse a move that would strip Walt Disney Co DIS N of its right to operate a private government around its famous theme parks the Financial Times reported on Friday citing people briefed on the plan In April lawmakers had given their final approval to a
01  décembre     12h45
Exclusive: Reckitt expects U.S. infant formula shortage until spring
   The near year long infant formula shortage in the United States that prompted the intervention of the White House is likely to persist until spring according to Reckitt Benckiser the maker of what is now the biggest brand in the market Enfamil Panicked parents had earlier this year emptied the
02  décembre     13h36
Alex Jones files for bankruptcy following 1.5 billion Sandy Hook verdicts
   Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday after he and the parent of his Infowars website were ordered to pay about billion for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook mass shooting Jones filed for Chapter protection from creditors with the U S bankruptcy court in
U.S. imposes sanctions on two Haitian politicians over drug trafficking
   The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a current and a former Haitian senator accusing the two politicians of engaging in international drug trafficking activities Washington s latest action targeting corruption in the Caribbean country In a statement the U S Treasury Department said
Biden to sign railroad bill into law on Friday, averting a strike
   U S President Joe Biden is set to sign railroad related legislation later on Friday that will block a strike that could have wrecked the nation s economy but stops short of providing additional paid sick leave Biden who the White House said would sign the measure into law and deliver remarks at
Web designer opposed to gay marriage at center of U.S. Supreme Court clash
   The wedding websites that Colorado based web designer Lorie Smith would like to create for clients might offer ceremony details pictures a story about the couple and a biblical quote celebrating how through marriage they become one flesh They would not however show same sex nuptials Smith an
Northrop Grumman set to unveil B-21 nuclear bomber for U.S. Air Force
   Northrop Grumman Corp NOC N is set to roll out the first plane in a new fleet of long range stealth nuclear bombers for the United States Air Force at a ceremony in Palmdale California on Friday Similar in shape to the B a flying wing design already in the Air Force s inventory the B
Jennifer Garner, John Legend attend lavish U.S. state dinner for France’s Macron
   U S President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet on Thursday for celebrities lawmakers and titans of industry at the White House s first state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron The dinner is the crowning social event of a trip aimed at showing Biden s commitment to Washington
Blinken says he will support France in World Cup if U.S. team eliminated
   Antony Blinken the U S Secretary of State who spent much of his childhood in Paris said he could support the French soccer team in the World Cup if the U S team got knocked out before the French I support the United States team but if they cannot make it to the very end and France manages to
01  décembre     17h26
Biden pushes South Carolina to lead presidential primary kick-off
   U S President Joe Biden is pushing for South Carolina to host the first Democratic presidential primary aiming to usher more diversity into the party s campaigns to lead the country according to people with direct knowledge of the matter Starting in Biden would like to see South Carolina
Biden, Macron vow unity on Ukraine and move to end subsidy tensions
   Joe Biden on Thursday used the first state visit of his presidency to demonstrate unity with France s Emmanuel Macron on Ukraine show willingness to speak to Russia s Vladimir Putin and assuage European anger over U S subsidies The U S president and first lady Jill Biden held a sumptuous star
U.S. Congress averts railroad ’Christmas catastrophe,’ Biden says
   Congress gave final approval to a bill blocking a national U S railroad strike that could have devastated the American economy but rejected a measure that would have provided paid sick days to railroad workers The U S Senate voted to on Thursday to impose a tentative contract deal reached
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Biden’s bid to reinstate student debt plan
   The U S Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear President Joe Biden s bid to reinstate his plan to cancel billions of dollars in student debt after it was blocked by a lower court in a challenge by six states that have accused his administration of exceeding its authority An injunction issued on
02  décembre     01h07
Arizona county certifies midterm election vote after court order
   A conservative rural Arizona county that had defied a state deadline to certify its Nov midterm election results relented on Thursday after a judge said state law required the approval Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley ruled at a hearing on Thursday that the Cochise County board of
U.S. Congress tax panel chief backs requiring presidents to make tax returns public
   The chairman of the U S Congress committee that has been given access to Donald Trump s tax returns on Thursday said he supported legislation requiring future presidents to make such information public I think it would be fair to say that it would be a good idea for presidents down the road to be
Biden endorses placing South Carolina first in party presidential contest -sources
   U S President Joe Biden asked Democratic leaders to let South Carolina host the first nominating contest for the party s presidential nomination in a shake up that could displace Iowa s caucus according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter Biden endorsed a plan that would have South
Australian prosecutors drop parliament rape case
   Australian prosecutors said on Friday they will drop the high profile case of a former government adviser accused of sexually assaulting a colleague in parliament because the trial was severely harming the complainant s mental health Based on compelling evidence from two independent medical
01  décembre     22h42
U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in documents fight, ends arbiter
   A U S appeals court on Thursday dealt a blow to Donald Trump reversing a judge s appointment of an independent arbiter to vet documents seized by the FBI from his Florida home and allowing all of the records to be used in a criminal investigation of the former president The Atlanta based th
Uvalde shooting victims file 27 billion class-action suit
   Victims of the Uvalde mass shooting that killed children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school in May have filed a billion class action lawsuit against an array of public entities and officials seeking damages for ongoing trauma The suit filed on Tuesday in U S District Court for
Wall Street ends mixed; Salesforce selloff pressures Dow
   Wall Street ended mixed on Thursday as a selloff in Salesforce weighed on the Dow while traders digested U S data that suggested the Federal Reserve s interest rate hikes are working On Wednesday the S P surged over on optimism the Fed might moderate its campaign of interest rate hikes U