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Ecuador, Peru to elect presidents amid strengthened pandemic

Apr. 09, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose...

Loud debates, fun banter: Mideast finds outlet in Clubhouse

Apr. 09, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from...

Senators give initial OK to $9.7B Nebraska budget package

Apr. 08, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a $9.7 billion state budget that includes more money for property tax credits and college scholarships while setting aside $115 million for a possible state prison to ease overcrowding. Lawmakers...

Wyoming lawmakers adjourn with $300M K-12 deficit unresolved

Apr. 08, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers ended a month-long legislative session without agreement on resolving a $300 million education funding shortfall. House and Senate members remained at odds late Wednesday on where cuts should occur, how to spend federal funds and...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 08, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 7 The Boston Globe on ‘vaccine passports’: A traveler shows up at an airline gate, claiming that she’s been fully vaccinated...

Report: Pandemic amped up anti-Semitism, forced it online

Apr. 07, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, Israeli researchers reported Wednesday. That’s raised concerns about a rise in...

Watchdog: Lebanon's vaccination of refugees, migrants lags

Apr. 06, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s vaccination campaign has been slow and risks leaving behind some of the country’s most vulnerable people, including Palestinian and Syrian refugees, as well as migrant workers, a leading rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said...

IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth to a record 6%

Apr. 06, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and vast sums of government aid will accelerate global economic growth to a record high this year in a powerful rebound from the pandemic recession, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast. The...

Florida lawmakers await revenue data as they consider budget

Apr. 04, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Both chambers of the Florida Legislature will take up their respective budget proposals during floor sessions this week, as they now begin racing the clock to deliver a balanced budget for the governor's consideration. Just four weeks remain...

Christians mark Good Friday, Holy Week under virus woes

Apr. 02, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land marked Good Friday without the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the days leading up to Easter because of the coronavirus, and worshippers in many other predominantly Christian countries where the virus is still raging observed their second annual...