Biden administration releases COVID funds to boost local economies

Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday released $3 billion in COVID-19 rescue funds aimed at helping localities bolster their economies in the wake of the pandemic, calling on communities to seek funding for a

Denver mayor talks to Biden at the White House about infrastructure

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told President Joe Biden on Wednesday that cities and states know best how to spend the possibly $4 trillion in Democrats’ proposed infrastructure spending package. Hancock and seven other mayors and governors — Democrats and Republicans

Biden to announce wage boost, bonuses for wildfire fighters

(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce wage hikes and bonuses for federal firefighters ahead of a meeting with western state governors who may face a record number of forest blazes this year because of drought and

Champ, the Bidens’ German Shepherd, Dies at 13

Champ, who was the family’s cherished companion, “died peacefully at home,” President Biden and the first lady said. By Maria Cramer Champ, a German shepherd who helped restore the time-honored presidential tradition of having a pet at the White House,

Face to face: Biden, Putin meet for long-anticipated summit

With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree

Joe Biden, Boris Johnson strike convivial tone in first meeting

CARBIS BAY, England — President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the first time Thursday, looking to highlight their nations’ famed “special relationship” but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal. Biden