.United States
Joe Biden promised to stop the twin health and economic crises caused by COVID-19 upon being elected upon being elected as the head of the state. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • More than $550 billion Covid aid has yet to be disbursed
  • Unspent funds reflect the extent of planning, says administration
  • Joe Biden mentions reluctance of states in utilising assistance

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden will meet CEOs of Walt Disney and Microsoft on Wednesday (Photo Credit: PTI/AP)

  • President Joe Biden will meet top business leaders on Wednesday
  • The president is expected to discuss vaccine mandates with the businesses
  • Opinion polls show most Americans in favour of some sort of a vaccine mandate

.Detroit, MI, USA
James Craig would be Michigan's first Black governor if elected. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced his campaign for governor
  • Protesters hindered the progress of his kickoff event
  • Six other Republicans created campaign committees

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Antony Blinken testified before the US Congress on Monday (Photo Credit: AP)

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before the Congress on Monday
  • Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • Republicans have slammed Biden for what they call a botched withdrawal

.Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Texas witnessed protests against the six-week abortion ban at the Capitol in Austin. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Legal strategy used in abortion ban is being employed in Republican-led states
  • Some state courts have sided against laws backed by conservatives
  • Texas abortion law is a double-edged sword for Republicans, according to Texas attorney

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Some questions were also asked on polls conducted in 2013 and 2015. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Fewer people are saying the government is doing a good job
  • The AP-NORC poll builds on work conducted in 2011
  • Several Americans think the government is doing a poor job

.Minnesota, USA
Amy Klobuchar urged people to not delay physicals and routine examinations. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Amy Klobuchar)

  • Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer seven months ago
  • She said she is now cancer-free following successful treatment
  • The senator thanked her family and friends for supporting her

.Sacramento, CA, USA
Voters will have the final say in the recall elections scheduled on Tuesday, 14th September. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Photos of the maskless dinner showed Newsom going against COVID protocols
  • A majority of voters would need to mark "yes" to oust Newsom
  • Voters would have a list of 46 replacement candidates

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
"We think we are in some kind of jail," said one Afghan woman among the would-be evacuees gathered in Mazar-e-Sharif. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Biden administration called for action after weeklong standoff
  • Taliban is currently blocking them from entering the airport, said Afghan woman.
  • Secretary of State said U.S. was working with the Taliban to resolve the matter.

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden reassured President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of his administration's support towards Ukraine. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Joe Biden highlighted concerns about Russian aggression
  • He informed of US committing up to $60 million in aid 
  • Ukraine agreed to join a secure communications line