More than 9,000 anti-Asian incidents since pandemic began – Times of India

Reading Time: 10 minutes The frequency of anti-Asian incidents – from taunts to outright assaults – reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism, according to a new report released Thursday. Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that became the authority on gathering data on … Read more

US Senate debate on $3.5 trillion spending plan enters second day – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes WASHINGTON: Debate on a $3.5 trillion spending blueprint for President Joe Biden’s top priorities entered a second day Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers sparred over the need for massive spending to fight climate change and poverty. After months of haggling, the Senate on Tuesday passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill in a bipartisan … Read more

Trump raises big money in early 2021, but doesn’t spend much – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: A fundraising group run by former President Donald Trump raised $62 million in the first half of the year but only spent $3 million, with the biggest chunk of money going to a pro-Trump research center and more than $65,000 to Trump’s own hotels, according to federal records published on Saturday. Trump, a Republican, … Read more

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm dies at 85 – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes DENVER: Former Colorado Democratic Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm, who successfully fought to stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado even though they had been awarded to the state, has died. He was 85. Lamm passed away late Thursday following complications from a pulmonary embolism suffered this week, his wife, Dottie Lamm, said … Read more

US Senate scrambles to finish infrastructure bill ahead of vote – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes WASHINGTON: The US Senate majority leader pressed lawmakers on Thursday to make progress on President Joe Biden’s agenda, setting up a vote on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and demanding Democrats back a larger $3.5 trillion budget blueprint. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who like Biden is a Democrat, told the Senate the bipartisan infrastructure … Read more