Armed man arrested by Secret Service near White House, police say – National

A 37-year-old man was arrested near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday after he was found with a gun in his car, police say. Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department told Global News 37-year-old Macias Santiago of Midland, TX was arrested by members of the Secret Service. Read more: 2 National Guard members pulled […]

Speakers at Martin Luther King Jr. Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times – National

Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. Capitol strained Americans’ capacity for civility. “This King holiday has […]

Social network app Parler suspended from Apple App Store, Amazon web hosting service – National

Jan 9 (Reuters) — Apple Inc and Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. The action by Apple and Amazon follows a […]

Calgary city council requesting ‘clause’ declaring Santa an essential service

In a first for Calgary city council, a special notice of motion was introduced Tuesday requesting the province of Alberta declare Santa Claus an essential service amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis — thus allowing him to visit homes throughout the city and province on Christmas Eve. A motion was introduced by Coun. Jeff Davison […]

U.S. Postal Service says it’s finished ballot sweeps required by judge – National

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday disclosed it had found just 13 undelivered ballots in Pennsylvania after it completed required sweeps of mail processing facilities late Tuesday in about a dozen states. The Postal Service earlier on Tuesday had said it could not meet a 3 p.m. EST deadline that day to complete the […]

U.S. Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes that slowed delivery – National

The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during the novel coronavirus pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service on […]

U.S. election officials warn voters of ‘misleading’ mailers from postal service – National

A voter-outreach effort by the U.S. Postal Service drew a growing backlash on Monday as election officials in several states warned voters that the embattled agency was providing inaccurate information about how to vote in the Nov. 3 election. The statements by officials in West Virginia, Maryland, Utah and Washington state come after a […]

U.S. Postal Service leader Louis DeJoy subpoenaed by House over delivery delays

Louis DeJoy, a major donor to Republicans and President Donald Trump, took over the agency in June.