US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Los Angeles County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce County’s Vaccine Mandate In His Office ThroughThe Associated Press October 8, 2021, 4:40 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff says he will not enforce the county’s vaccine mandate in his office. Sheriff Alex … Read more

Ireland succumbs to pressure, joins global corporate tax deal

Ireland has agreed to join an international agreement setting a minimum corporate tax rate of 15% worldwide, eliminating the low-tax policies that have led companies like Google and Facebook to establish their European operations in the country. abolished. Through DANICA KIRKA Associated Press October 8, 2021, 10:17 a.m. • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare … Read more

Former Chief of Staff to the Governor of Maryland Indicted

Former Maryland Chief of Staff Larry Hogan has been charged in federal court with defrauding a state agency he headed. Through BRIAN WHITE Associated Press October 5, 2021, 21:51 • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ANNAPOLIS, Md. Former Maryland Chief of Staff Larry Hogan has been charged with defrauding a … Read more

Most people in the US support refugees with an Afghan ally: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — Most people in the US want Afghans who worked with Americans to offer resettlement to the United States, a new poll shows, confirming support across political divides for former military translators and others struggling to escape the Taliban rule. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey shows that 72% of Americans … Read more

Ex-US Representative Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ remark, dies

Former U.S. Representative Todd Akin, a conservative Republican from Missouri whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape,” scuttled his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP officials. candidates, died late Sunday. He was 74. Akin had had cancer for several … Read more

COVID vaccine mandate comes into effect for NYC teachers, staff

NEW YORK — Teachers and other school workers in New York City are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rings Monday morning, in one of the first school district mandates in the country requiring employees to be vaccinated against the virus. coronavirus. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a final warning to the … Read more

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

An EgyptAir jet has landed in Tel Aviv, making the Egyptian flag carrier’s first official direct flight since the two countries signed a landmark 1979 peace treaty. ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 19:32 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM – Egypt’s flag carrier made its first official direct … Read more

Chinese fighter jets fly to Taiwan for the second day in a row

China has flown more than 30 military planes to Taiwan in its second major show of force in as many days ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 07:30 am • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TAIPEI, Taiwan — China flew more than 30 military planes to Taiwan on Saturday, the … Read more

Women’s March targets Supreme Court, with abortion online

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s first women’s march went straight to the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday, part of nationwide protests that drew thousands to Washington to demand continued access to abortion in a year when conservative lawmakers and judges have introduced the danger. Protesters filled the streets around the court, shouting “My … Read more

Abortion, weapons, religion at the top of a big Supreme Court term

WASHINGTON — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that begins a new term Monday that will also include key issues about gun rights and religion. The court’s credibility with the public could also be at stake, especially if a divided court set aside the landmark 1973 Roe … Read more

N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, fourth recent test

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday it has fired a new anti-aircraft missile, the fourth weapons launch in recent weeks, which experts say is part of a strategy to get relief from economic sanctions and win other concessions. South Korea, Japan and the United States typically confirm North Korean ballistic missile launches, which … Read more

Pacquiao submits bid for president as Philippine race heats

MANILA, Philippines – Newly retired boxer Manny Pacquiao submitted his candidacy for the Philippine presidency on Friday as registration opened for candidates seeking to lead a Southeast Asian nation hard hit by the pandemic and deep political conflict. Election officials imposed heavy restrictions to prevent the October 1-8 registration period from drawing huge crowds of … Read more

Military suicides rise 15% as senior leaders call to action

WASHINGTON — The suicide rate in the US military rose 15% last year, fueled by a significant increase in the military and the Marine Corps, which senior leaders called troubling. They urged more efforts to reverse the trend. According to data released Thursday, there were 580 suicides last year, compared to 504 the year before. … Read more

Man opens emergency door, jumps on wing of Miami plane

Police say a passenger on an American Airlines flight landing at Miami International Airport opened an emergency door and walked onto the wing as the plane reached the terminal ThroughThe Associated Press September 30, 2021, 1:30 PM • 1 minute reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MIAMI — A passenger on an American … Read more

AP-NORC Survey: Virus fear lingers in vaccinated older adults

NEW YORK — Bronwyn Russell always wears a mask when she leaves her Illinois home, though she wouldn’t think of going out to dinner or hearing a band play, let alone stepping foot on a plane . In Virginia, Oliver Midgette rarely puts on a mask, never lets himself be worried about COVID-19, and likes … Read more

North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new hypersonic missile as it continues to expand its military capabilities Through KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press September 29, 2021, 5:23 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Wednesday it had successfully tested a new … Read more

Japan to lift all virus emergency measures across the country

Japan plans to lift all coronavirus emergency measures when they expire later this week as infections slow and the country tries to reactivate its economy Through MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press September 28, 2021, 3:41 • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — Japan is ready to shut down everything coronavirus … Read more

Alabama tries to use COVID tools for new prisons

Alabama Lawmakers Begin Special Session on $1.3 Billion Prison Construction Plan Through KIM CHANDLER Associated Press September 27, 2021, 18:42 • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MONTGOMERY, Ala. Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama’s notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers began a special session Monday on a $1.3 billion construction … Read more

US officials: Biden aide meets Saudi crown prince in Yemen

WASHINGTON – Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, will travel to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the US tries to push for a ceasefire in the years-long war between the kingdom and the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Sullivan will be Biden’s top government official to visit … Read more

Mexican soldiers discover 43-acre marijuana farm in the north

Mexican military says it has found 17.4-acre marijuana farm in northern border state of Chihuahua ThroughThe Associated Press September 26, 2021, 23:23 • 1 minute reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Mexican soldiers found 17.4 hectares marijuana farm in the northern border state of Chihuahua, the military said Sunday. The … Read more

Utah’s Lowe killed in shooting less than a year after Jordan

Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe is killed in a house party shooting, less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting ThroughThe Associated Press September 26, 2021, 9:14 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SALT LAKE CITY — Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe died … Read more

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gun battle

Palestinian health officials say at least five Palestinians have been killed in firefights with Israeli forces in occupied West Bank Through ILAN BEN ZION Associated Press September 26, 2021, 14:04 • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM – Israeli forces launched a series of arrest attacks on suspected Hamas militants … Read more

South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for potential talks

South Korea urges North Korea to restore dormant communications hotlines a day after the North reiterated an offer to open conditional talks Through HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press September 26, 2021, 10:20 am • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to … Read more

Nationalize her governor run? “You bet,” says Sanders

CABOT, Ark. — She toured the state in an RV with her name on it, launched a TV ad that airs during Arkansas Razorbacks football games and spoke to packed rooms at restaurants. The introduction of former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders as a candidate for governor has not strayed from most campaigns here. … Read more

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