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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 30, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Aug. 27, 2021. Editorial: Voluntary mask policies at schools put parents in difficult situation We don’t need a crystal ball to credibly predict schools with voluntary mask policies will be a virus-infested mess in a few weeks....

House panel probing 1/6 riot seeks host of Trump-era records

Aug. 25, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding a trove of records from federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, showing the sweep of the lawmakers' review of the deadly attack by a mob of Donald Trump supporters. ...

51 evacuees from Afghanistan arrive in Uganda at US request

Aug. 25, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government said that 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan arrived in the East African country Wednesday at the request of the United States. Authorities said in a statement that the group, transported to Uganda on a chartered flight,...

UN council urges inclusive talks on new Afghan government

Aug. 16, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday called for an immediate end to violence in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country, and for inclusive talks to form a new Afghan government that includes women. In its first statement since the...

UAW members to vote in fall on direct election of leaders

Aug. 13, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union's 397,000 members will vote by mail this fall on whether they want to pick their leaders in direct elections. In a posting on his website, union monitor Neil Barofsky says ballots will be mailed by an election vendor starting...

US envoy meets Libyan commander to push for elections

Aug. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Libya met Wednesday with a Libyan military commander amid international efforts to salvage a U.N.-brokered roadmap to elections in the North African country later this year. Richard Norland met with Khalifa Hifter, commander of the...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

US official lands in Sudan to support democratic transition

Jul. 31, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Sudan, aiming to support the country's fragile transition to democracy before travelling to Ethiopia to press the government there to allow humanitarian aid to the war-torn Tigray region. ...

US hits Iran for delay in nuclear and prisoner swap talks

Jul. 17, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration lashed out at Iran on Saturday for accusing it of delaying a proposed prisoner swap to force a quick resumption of indirect nuclear talks. The State Department slammed as “outrageous” comments made by Iran’s deputy...

Trump opines on coup while rejecting fears about his actions

Jul. 15, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he wouldn’t have used the military to illegally seize control of the government after his election loss. But he suggested that if he had tried to carry out a coup, it wouldn’t have been with his top military adviser....