India’s top court suggests government delay farm laws at heart of protests – National

India’s Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the government consider delaying implementation of new agricultural reform laws to restore a dialogue with tens of thousands of protesting farmers who say the legislation will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings. Chief Justice S.A. Bobde also deferred a proposal by the court to set […]

Minnesota regulators deny request to delay Line 3 pipeline

A Minnesota regulatory panel on Friday denied a request from two tribes to prevent Enbridge Energy from moving forward with its contentious Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, which broke ground this week after receiving its final state permit. The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Chippewa asked the independent Public Utilities Commission […]

U.S. agency to allow Biden transition to begin after delay: reports – National

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has informed president-elect Joe Biden that the current  administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power process, according to media reports. Read more: Michigan certifies Biden’s state victory despite Trump efforts to subvert election results In a letter obtained by CNN on Monday, GSA Administrator Emily […]

Biden set to announce 1st Cabinet picks despite transition delay – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration. Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming chief of staff, offered no details Sunday about which department heads Biden would first announce. The Associated Press has […]

Trump’s Pennsylvania election lawsuit goes ahead after judge denies request for delay – National

A hearing on the Trump campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday after a judge quickly denied the campaign’s new lawyer’s request for a delay. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann told lawyers for Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and the counties […]

‘Game Day!’: SpaceX aims for night crew launch after delay – National

SpaceX aimed for a Sunday night launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, although the prospects of good weather were just 50-50 and its leader was sidelined by COVID-19. Vice-President Mike Pence was expected at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations aboard privately owned and operated […]

Transition delay could impede Biden’s ability to address issues like coronavirus: experts – National

In the three days since Joe Biden was projected to be U.S. president-elect by all major news outlets, the Trump administration has refused to concede and has reportedly stalled the transition process. Matthew Lebo, political science department chair at Western University said normally, from now until inauguration day in January, the various departments of […]

White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines that would delay approval – National

The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for COVID-19 to market that would almost certainly have prevented their approval before the Nov. 3 election. At issue was the FDA’s planned requirement that participants in the ongoing mass clinical trials for nearly a half-dozen vaccine candidates be […]

Kentucky attorney general asks court to delay release of Breonna Taylor grand jury files – National

Kentucky’s attorney general asked a court Wednesday to delay the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police just as audio recordings were set to be made public. Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office filed a motion asking a court in Louisville for a week’s delay to allow the names of […]

Coronavirus forces Rio de Janeiro to delay Carnival for first time in 108 years – National

Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades that are […]