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Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Final-hour rally yanks Wall Street from maw of bear market

May. 20, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market Friday after another drop for stocks briefly sent the S&P 500 more than 20% below its peak set early this year. The S&P 500 index, which sits at the heart of most workers’ 401(k) accounts, was down as much...

Australians vote to determine conservative government future

May. 20, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Polling stations opened across Australia on Saturday for voters to decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government will defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor...

Former Ohio prisons chief top contender to run US prisons

May. 20, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private...

The AP Interview: US trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery

May. 20, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an “incredible opportunity” to engage with other nations on a common playing field and forge...

ACC revenue up in 2020-21 with Notre Dame in football chase

May. 20, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference reported a record total of $578.3 million in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year with the addition of Notre Dame as a full football member for one season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s tax filing released Friday...

Power Rangers actor charged with paycheck protection fraud

May. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The actor who played Red Power Ranger in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” films and television series has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy relating to the federal Paycheck Protection Program, officials said. Jason Lawrence Geiger, 47, of McKinney,...

Preservationists seek to acquire beloved Hollywood convent

May. 20, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Fearing the Monastery of the Angels could be sold for private use or redevelopment, Los Angeles preservationists and advocates are forming a nonprofit as they seek to acquire and take responsibility for the beloved Hollywood home to cloistered Dominican nuns. ...

Pac-12 suffered a 36% decrease in revenue for 2020-21

May. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference suffered a 36% decrease in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year due in large part to pandemic-related cancellations in football and basketball. The conference announced Friday that it had total revenues of $344 million and distributions to...

Indiana kids ages 5-11 can receive COVID-19 vaccine booster

May. 20, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hoosier children ages 5-11 can now receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine following authorization this week from federal health officials, the Indiana Department of Health said Friday. The state agency advised vaccine providers they can begin administering...