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  • Canadians home after Huawei CFO resolves US charges

    13 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged two Canadians who landed in Canada on Saturday following what amounted to a high-stakes prisoner swap involving China, the U.S. and Canada. Trudeau greeted Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor after their ...

  • Oldest human footprints in North America found in New Mexico

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday. The first footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park ...

  • Oldest human footprints in North America found in New Mexico

    2 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday. The footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park, first ...

  • Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

    4 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump flagrantly abused. The legislation, expected to be ...

  • Wray: Afghanistan unrest could inspire extremism inside US

    4 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years, but the Taliban victory in Afghanistan could embolden U.S.-based extremists at the same time that the FBI is confronting increasing threats from individuals motivated ...

  • Officials: Pentagon to say deadly drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not Islamic State extremists

    8 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Pentagon to say deadly drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not Islamic State extremists.

  • Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

    8 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They’re feeling left out and seeing it as a return to the Trump ...

  • Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

    8 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They’re feeling left out and seeing it as a return to the Trump ...

  • Biden's 'summer of love' with Europe hits an abrupt break-up

    9 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s summer of love with Europe appears to have come to an abrupt end. After promising European leaders that “America is back” and that multilateral diplomacy would guide U.S. foreign policy, Biden has angered numerous ...

  • US targets 5 al-Qaida operatives in Turkey with sanctions

    9 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday against five men in Turkey suspected of providing financial services and travel assistance to al-Qaida. The five are a mix of Turkish and Egyptian nationals who Treasury said provided various ...

  • US: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

    10 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. The U.S. Fish and ...

  • Leaders aim for more action out of closed-door climate talks

    10 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans private climate talks with world leaders Friday to try to spur hard-and-fast commitments to cut climate-damaging pollution globally, following up on his livestreamed summit that saw dozens of leaders make earnest public promises ...

  • Leaders aim for more action out of closed-door talks

    10 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans private climate talks with world leaders Friday to try to spur hard-and-fast commitments to cut climate-damaging pollution globally, following up on his livestreamed summit that saw dozens of leaders make earnest public promises ...

  • Biden to speak in-person to United Nations General Assembly

    12 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to deliver his first address to the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York, the White House announced Monday. The annual convening of world leaders will take place in-person this ...

  • Providers urge Supreme Court to reject 15-week abortion ban

    12 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion providers urged the Supreme Court Monday to reject Mississippi's 15-week prohibition on most abortions, saying a decision to uphold it would “invite states to ban abortion entirely.” The filing with the high court comes at a ...

  • Biden embraces message of unity on 9/11 anniversary

    14 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — From an urban memorial to a remote field to the heart of of the nation's military might, President Joe Biden on Saturday paid tribute at three hallowed places of grief and remembrance to honor the lives ...

  • Biden embraces message of unity on 9/11 anniversary

    14 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — From an urban memorial to a remote field to the heart of of the nation's military might, President Joe Biden on Saturday paid tribute at three hallowed places of grief and remembrance to honor the lives ...