ACC Archives

Year: 2019
Winter Storm to Hit US Northeast With Up to Two Feet of Snow

(From Reuters) A winter storm that blanketed the U.S. Midwest with snow advanced on the U.S. Northeast on Saturday, forcing cancellations of flights and train service during a holiday weekend when many Americans were traveling. The storm was expected to...

Congo Opposition Calls for Protests as Top Court Rejects Vote Challenge

(From Reuters) Congo’s top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations. As Tshisekedi’s supporters celebrated in the streets of Democratic Republic of...

Does Theresa May Plan to Exit Europe Without a Deal?

(From The National Post) The front page of the London Daily Mirror undoubtedly had it wrong when it ran a front page on Wednesday with a full-length photo of Prime Minister Theresa May with the bold headlines covering the rest...

Thousands Participate in Women’s Marches Across US

(From UPI) Thousands of protesters in cities throughout the country rallied in the third year of protests since the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017. The marches, centered on Washington, D.C., have focused on the civil rights...

US Airstrike Hits Al-Shabab in Somalia

(From UPI) U.S. forces launched an airstrike Saturday in Somalia to support the Somali government’s efforts to fight al-Shabab militants linked to terror attacks. The airstrike near Jilib, Middle Juba Region, Somalia killed 52 militants, a U.S. Africa Command said...

McConnell: Senate Will Vote Next Week on Trump Plan

(From The Washington Examiner) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will take up legislation next week incorporating the deal President Trump outlined in a Saturday afternoon address that supporters hope will end a partial government shutdown now entering its...

Trump’s Bid to Negotiate on Wall Rejected by Democrats

(From Politico) In an address from the White House [today], the president proposed a bill providing temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants along with other measures in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for his border wall. . . ....

Using Taxes to Stifle Government Criticism

African countries already facing extensive online surveillance, internet and website shutdowns, and detention of online critics can now add taxes to the list of tools used by government to silence criticism and freedom of expression.

Government Shutdown Has Beer Brewer over a Barrel

Before beer can be sold outside the state it’s made in, the label must be approved by the federal government. But approvals aren’t being given because evidently the government’s “Beer Label Approver” must be furloughed due to the government shutdown.