World
May 4
People gather for information at a vaccination center as shortage of COVID-19 vaccine continues in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. COVID-19 infec

'Horrible' weeks ahead as India's virus catastrophe worsens

COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be "horrible."
Politics
May 4
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the House Republican Conference chair, spoke with reporters last month after a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washin

Whose 'Big Lie'? Trump's proclamation a new GOP litmus test

Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year's election was stolen from him.
World
May 4

EU delivers vaccine jabs to Balkans after China and Russia

The European Union started delivering EU-funded coronavirus vaccines Tuesday to the Balkans, a region that wants to join the 27-nation bloc but where China and Russia have already been supplying the much-needed shots and making political gains.
Business
May 4

UK-India trade deal includes COVID-19 vaccine investment

Britain has announced 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) of new trade and investment with India, including a deal with the Serum Institute of India to aid in the development of vaccines against COVID-19 and other diseases.
Variety
May 4

3 romance novels by Stacey Abrams to be reissued

Nothing like a prominent life in public service to help your other career as a romance novelist.
Nation
May 4

Some immigrants, hard hit by economic fallout, lose homes

Sotero Cirilo sleeps in a small blue tent under a train track bridge in Elmhurst, Queens.
World
May 4

Slovakia's new government wins mandatory confidence vote

The new Slovakian government formed after a secret deal to buy Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine triggered a political crisis won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday.
World
May 4

Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy

As the waves pounded the gray rubber boat carrying more than 100 Africans hoping to reach Europe from Libya, those aboard dialed the number for migrants in distress frantically. In the series of calls to the Alarm Phone hotline, passengers explained that the dinghy had run out of fuel while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and was quickly filling up with water and panic.
Politics
May 4

Flurry of diplomatic contacts fuel Iran deal speculation

A flurry of diplomatic contacts and reports of major progress suggest that indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran may be nearing an agreement. That's despite efforts by U.S. officials to play down chances of an imminent deal that would bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
World
May 4
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. gestures during a senate hearing in Manila, Philip

Philippine diplomat apologizes for profanity toward China

The Philippines' foreign secretary apologized Tuesday after tweeting an obscene phrase demanding China get out of Philippine-claimed territory in the South China Sea in an outburst that annoyed the Philippine president.
World
May 4
Ethiopian Orthodox Church priest Aba Yosief Desta, who hopes young people will shun ethnic-driven politics which he calls “the source of all problem

Ethiopia 'at a crossroads' amid spiraling ethnic conflict

Aba Yosief Desta preferred not to discuss the ethnicities of victims in the widening conflicts threatening Ethiopia's unity.
World
May 4

As Lebanese cry for justice, politics paralyzes the system

Even after she was taken off an investigation into alleged financial crimes by a money transfer company, the defiant Lebanese prosecutor charged ahead. She showed up at the company's offices outside of Beirut with a group of supporters and a metal worker, who broke open the locked gate.
World
May 4
Surgeon and doctor-turned-refugee, Dr. Tewodros Tefera, left, and his manager Sudanese medic Saleh Adam made a cast for 31-year-old Tigrayan refugee K

Refugee doctor chronicles Tigray's pain as he treats it

He is a surgeon and a father. Every morning, he wakes up under a plastic tarp and is reminded he's now a refugee, too.
Business
May 3

Wage theft: His paycheck bounced. It got worse from there.

On a Tuesday afternoon last June, Humberto was yanking old wires from the walls of a middle school in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, when his cellphone rang.
Business
May 3

Wage theft: Methodology for analysis of Labor data

To perform this analysis, The Center for Public Integrity analyzed data provided by the Labor Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The data used in the analysis covers the period from October 2005 through September 2020 and includes all cases in which the agency determined there were minimum wage or overtime violations.
Politics
May 3

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

President Joe Biden formally raised the nation's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by former President Donald Trump.
World
May 3

China: US should push North Korea diplomacy, not pressure

China's U.N. ambassador expressed hope Monday that President Joe Biden's policy toward North Korea will give more importance to diplomacy and dialogue instead of "extreme pressure" to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Nation
May 3

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Politics
May 3
In this March 24, 2021 photo, migrant families, mostly from Central American countries, wade through shallow waters after being delivered by smugglers

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

President Joe Biden on Monday formally raised the nation's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by former President Donald Trump.
Nation
May 3

Marine inspector general suspended amid tank sinking probe

The Marine Corps inspector general, Major General Robert Castellvi, has been suspended amid the ongoing probes into last summer's fatal sinking of a seafaring tank off the Southern California coast, a newspaper reported Monday.