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  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Is Retiring
    Supreme_court_justice_stephen_breyer_is_retiring_ 2022-01-26 18:26:01 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday. Breyer, 83, has been a pragmatic force on a court that ha...

  • Germany’s Position Is Rooted in Its History
    Germany%e2%80%99s_position_roots_in_history 2022-01-26 01:13:14 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia. The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as to block Estoni...

  • Stocks Stage Turnaround After Reversing Steep Slide
    Stocks_stage_wild_turnaround_after_reversing_steep_slide 2022-01-25 02:48:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finished a volatile day slightly higher on Monday after reversing a steep slide caused by uncertainty over inflation-fighting measures from the Federal Reserve and the possibility of conflict between Russia and Ukraine. A late-day buying spree pushed the benchmark S&P 5...

  • US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
    Us_puts_8_500_troops_on_heightened_alert_for_europe_ 2022-01-24 23:53:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S. sol...

  • Europe Considers Managing Pandemic with Different Parameters
    Europe_considers_whether_to_manage_pandemic_with_different_parameters 2022-01-21 04:03:18 UTC
    MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtually stopped. But officials credited the draco...

  • Biden Says He Thinks Russia Will Invade Ukraine
    Biden_says_he_thinks_russia_will_invade_ukraine 2022-01-20 04:47:47 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a &ldquo;dear price&rdquo; in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.</p><p>Biden, speaking at...

  • Germany Is Raising Pressure on Russia Over Its Threat to Ukraine
    Germany_is_raising_pressure_on_russia_over_its_threat_to_ukraine 2022-01-19 00:48:49 UTC
    MOSCOW — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told reporters Tuesday after talks in Moscow with her Russian counterpart, Lavrov, “In recent weeks, more than 100,000 Russian troops with tanks and guns have gathered near Ukraine without an understandable reason, and it’s hard not to understand...

  • Ukraine Crisis: Germany Warns Russia of Serious Consequences
    German_foreign_minister_annalena_baerbock_warns_russia_of_serious_consequences 2022-01-18 05:41:37 UTC
    KYIV (AP) — On a visit to Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warned that “any further escalation would carry a high price for the Russian regime — economic, political and strategic” — and emphasized the need to continue negotiations. “We are prepared to have a serious dialogue wit...

  • Jan. 6 Pro-Trump Riot: 11 People Charged With Seditious Conspiracy
    Jan._6_pro-trump_riot-_11_people_charged_with_seditious_conspiracy 2022-01-14 04:17:06 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday.</p><p>Despite hundreds of charges alr...

  • At Least 164 People Dead in Kazakhstan Protests
    At_least_164_people_dead_in_kazakhstan_protests_ 2022-01-12 21:05:59 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan authorities said Sunday that 164 people, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in a week of protests that marked the worst unrest since the former Soviet republic gained independence 30 years ago. The office of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said order has been res...

  • Kazakhstan’s President Orders Forces to Kill Protesters
    Kazakhstan%e2%80%99s_president_orders_forces_to_kill_protesters 2022-01-08 05:06:05 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president authorized security forces on Friday to shoot to kill those participating in unrest, opening the door for a dramatic escalation in a crackdown on anti-government protests that have turned violent. The Central Asian nation this week experienced its worst str...

  • Dilemma: A Pandemic of Unvaccinated
    Dilemma-_a_pandemic_of_the_unvaccinated 2022-01-05 02:03:39 UTC
    <p>The United States reported more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases on Monday setting a global record, according to data from John Hopkins University.</p><p>The country saw a daily rise of 1,080,211 in infections after the long New Year&#39;s weekend.</p><p>While the number of infections tends t...

  • Omicron Less Likely to Put You In Hospital, Studies Say
    Omicron_less_likely_to_put_you_in_hospital__studies_say 2021-12-31 03:00:05 UTC
    Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version. Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much fas...

  • Harry Reid, Former US Senate Majority Leader, Dies at 82
    Harry_reid__former_us_senate_majority_leader__dies_at_82 2021-12-29 03:13:40 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82. Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends “following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” Landra Reid said of her husband in a...

  • Putin addresses Ukraine: Depend on Proposals From Military Experts
    Reports-_vladimir_putin_has_parkinson's_disease__may_stand_down 2021-12-28 02:43:56 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he would ponder a slew of options if the West fails to meet his push for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine. Earlier this month, Moscow submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to U...

  • Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Icon Dies at 90
    Anglican_archbishop_emeritus_desmond_tutu_dies 2021-12-28 02:43:20 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the globe mourned the d...

  • Covid Antibody Drugs Unlikely to Work Against Omicron
    Covid_antibody_drugs_unlikely_to_work_against_omicron 2021-12-20 01:13:46 UTC
    (AP) — As strained U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge: the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain. For more than a year antibo...

  • European Nations to Reimpose Tougher Measures to Curb Omicron
    European_nations_to_reimpose_tougher_measures_to_curb_omicron 2021-12-19 01:32:43 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown. All non-essential stores, bars and restaurants in the Ne...

  • Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
    Iran_appears_to_be_preparing_for_a_space_launch 2021-12-13 01:22:30 UTC
    (AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The likely blast off at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport comes as Iranian state media has offered a list of up...

  • Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
    Germany_warns_russia_will_pay_a_high_price_if_invades_ukraine 2021-12-19 01:38:10 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that it would pay a “high political and economic price” if it makes any militaristic moves against neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock emphasized the need to coordinate a common European position when dealing wi...

  • California Will Be a Sanctuary for Women if Supreme Court Supports Abortion Ban
    California_will_be_a_sanctuary_for_women_if_supreme_court_supports_abortion_ban 2021-12-09 02:05:04 UTC
    San Francisco, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for those seeking reproductive care,...

  • Will Putin Invade Ukraine? The Realities and Rationalization of the Russian strategy
    Will_putin_invade_ukraine__the_realities_and_rationalization_of_the_russian_strategy 2021-12-08 01:21:12 UTC
    Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making the claims to cover up their own allege...

  • YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
    A_couple_kiss 2021-12-08 01:20:20 UTC
    A couple kiss in front of a barricade set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with police following a protest condemning the imprisonment of rap singer Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 18, 2021. Hasél was convicted of insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence. (AP...

  • Omicron: A Big Jump in Evolution of Virus
    Omicron-_a_big_jump_in_evolution_of_virus 2021-12-06 20:31:46 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new variant of concern — one that appears to be driv...

  • Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
    Unvaccinated_people_to_face_tighter_requirements_in_germany 2021-12-02 19:33:18 UTC
    Germany to ban unvaccinated people from ‘culture and leisure nationwide’ as COVID fears worsen. Those who have yet to be vaccinated are to face additional restrictions after German leaders held talks on Thursday. The concern is mainly with the newly detected Omicron strain of the coronavir...