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AP source: Caroline Kennedy considered for ambassadorship

May. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to nominating Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy who served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration, to serve in a high-profile ambassadorial role, according to a person familiar...

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

May. 27, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

May. 26, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill

May. 12, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

Americans can begin applying for $50 off their monthly internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion program is part of the $900 billion December pandemic-relief package. The...

Latin American student club transforms into advocacy group

May. 02, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Yaslin Machuca Molina was a sophomore at Baltimore City College High School in 2014, she only knew five other Latino classmates. So she cofounded a club for students to learn about Latin American culture: hosting movie nights, having pinata-making lessons and holding...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 21, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 20 The Johnson City Press on continuing health and safety practices as the pandemic enters a new phase: Once again, COVID is filling regional hospital...

Morgan State grad creates natural products for women

Mar. 27, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Almost three years ago, Arion Long, who now lives in Canton, was on life support. She had lost her daughter during childbirth. While in the hospital, Long contracted E. coli sepsis, which put her in a coma. Against the odds, two weeks later, she was off...

EXPLAINER: California's net neutrality law springs to life

Mar. 25, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

More than three years ago, Trump-era regulators killed federal net neutrality regulations designed to prevent AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other major internet providers from exploiting their dominance to favor certain services or apps over others. In response, seven states and Puerto Rico...