Latest Christopher Coons News

The Latest: GOP, Democratic lawmakers visit climate talks

Nov. 06, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW — Glasgow became the site of a rare event Saturday -- a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation attending a climate summit. Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, led the Republican...

Shaheen to participate in international security forum

Oct. 30, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is planning to participate in an international security forum in November. Shaheen, a Democrat, and Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, a Republican, are leading a congressional delegation in Halifax, Nova Scotia,...

Big, messy, complicated: Biden's plan churns in Congress

Oct. 29, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s big. It’s messy. And it’s very politically complicated. That's President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic policy package as Democratic leaders in Congress try to muscle it into law. Fallout was brutal Friday after Biden’s announcement of a...

Senate confirms Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake to ambassador posts

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the...

Book helps Elsmere’s Firmani, 100, share insights into WWII

Oct. 16, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

ELSMERE, De. (AP) — The life story of Elsmere resident Ray Firmani is one that can serve as an inspiration to anyone with its story of service above self, love and family. That’s because Mr. Firmani, who celebrated his 100th birthday at the Delaware Military Museum in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Clegg; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; former White House press secretary...

Dems edge toward pared-down spending plan to boost support

Oct. 05, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats edged closer to agreement Tuesday on how sharply to cut back his ambitious social spending plan, even as the president made a public case that the package will help keep the nation from losing its “edge” in global...

Man who pointed gun at rally convicted of felonies

Oct. 01, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Dover man who pointed a gun at counterprotesters during a campaign rally for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate last year has been convicted of two felonies. A jury convicted Michael Hastings on Thursday of first-degree reckless endangering...

Afghan girls soccer team in Portugal gets surprise visit

Sep. 30, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Girls from the Afghanistan national soccer team who were recently granted asylum in Portugal have had a surprise visit from the captain of the senior team. Farkhunda Muhtaj, a professional player who from her home in Canada spent weeks helping...

Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...