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Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China’s efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing, including for its forced labor...

Go green or go bipartisan? Biden's big infrastructure choice

Jun. 12, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s hopes of channeling billions of dollars into green infrastructure investments to fight climate change are running into the political obstacle of winning over Republican lawmakers who oppose that approach as unnecessary, excessive spending. ...

Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India's middle class

Jun. 12, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ram Babu moved from his village to the Indian capital New Delhi in 1980, to clean cars. Soon, he learned to drive and got a job as a tour bus driver. Decades later, he set up his own company, Madhubani Tours and Travels. In March 2020, a stringent...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

The Latest: Biden and Germany's Merkel meet 1-on=1 at summit

Jun. 12, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden have met on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in England. A spokesman for the German chancellor tweeted two...

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers...

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Jun. 12, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs for patients and taxpayers while preserving profits that lure investors to back potentially promising treatments. ...

Police: Attacker wounds 13 in Austin shooting and escapes

Jun. 12, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Someone opened fire in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin early Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. Investigators were looking into what sparked the shooting and weren't able...

AP wins 2 Pulitzers for photos of pandemic pain, US unrest

Jun. 11, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic. AP’s chief photographer in...

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Man shot to death outside Junction City barber shop

Jun. 12, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Junction City police are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old man. Police said in a statement that Lavincent Perdue was shot outside the Elite Cuts Barber Shop on Friday afternoon., Police did not release any...

Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting in the state marks the homestretch to primary election day on...

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

Georgia city official arrested, accused of pushing trooper

Jun. 12, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia elected official has been charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement after police say he interfered in the investigation of a fatal accident. WALB-TV reports Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves Sr....

Man sentenced for ditching car after 2014 witness murder

Jun. 12, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for ditching the getaway car following the murder of a woman in western Pennsylvania just before she was to meet with federal authorities about another man's involvement in a New Jersey-supplied heroin ring. ...

One dead, several critically injured in Savannah shooting

Jun. 12, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A shooting in Savannah has left one person dead and eight injured, including several who were critically hurt. The Savannah Police Department told local media that the shooting happened early Saturday at an apartment complex. Among those injured...

Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England

Jun. 12, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a strong hint Saturday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England this month will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India. In a series of...

As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste. ...

End of COVID-19 emergency means end of curbside beer in SC

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's decision to end the COVID-19 state of emergency in South Carolina means it's back to being illegal to buy beer and wine outside of a store. During the pandemic, McMaster's emergency order allowed grocery and other stores to...

Woman dies week after being injured in Wichita hit-and-run

Jun. 12, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who was injured in a hit-and-run last weekend has died, police said. Wichita police said the woman was hit by a speeding car last Saturday as she crossed a street in central Wichita. She died Friday. The...