Latest Edward Markey News

Planet savior or horror show? Green New Deal inflames debate

Mar. 23, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation," in the words of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, one the plan's lead...

US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

Mar. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida, to an organization that works to end human trafficking. Markey received $3,600 in donations from Kraft during the...

Thousands turn out for St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston

Mar. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors and bagpipe brigades march by. Politicians figured heavily in Sunday's parade, including Republican Gov. Charlie...

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

Mar. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming from...

Trump disappointed by activity at North Korea missile sites

Mar. 7, 2019 9:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's a "little disappointed" by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site and that time will tell if U.S. diplomacy with the reclusive country will be successful. South Korea's military said it is...

Eyeing 2020, White House steps up 'socialism' attack on Dems

Mar. 2, 2019 12:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it's pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it's calling the policies of "socialism." Trying to portray Democrats as out of step with ordinary Americans, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Friday at the...

Washington Gov. Inslee focuses on climate change in 2020 bid

Mar. 1, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Declaring climate change the nation's most pressing issue, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid on Friday with a promise to refocus American government and society. "It is time for our nation to set a new priority," Inslee told supporters gathered at a...

Trump-Kim go one-on-one: Who will know what was really said?

Feb. 27, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Only four other ears on the planet heard what President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said to each other Wednesday during a one-on-one chat that began their second nuclear summit. The two leaders' interpreters were the only others privy to their conversation,...

Teen video app Musical.ly agrees to FTC fine

Feb. 27, 2019 5:46 PM EST

The operator of a video-sharing app popular with teenagers agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle federal allegations it illegally collected personal information from children . The Federal Trade Commission said the Wednesday penalty against lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, is the largest ever...

White House manages expectations for second Kim summit

Feb. 24, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to manage expectations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, predicting a "continuation of the progress" made last time. Trump tweeted Sunday that he was leaving early the next day for the meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, adding a...