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Aide says former Homeland Security head Tom Ridge had stroke

Jun. 16, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge suffered a stroke Wednesday at his home in suburban Washington, D.C., a longtime aide to the former Pennsylvania governor said. Ridge was taken by ambulance from the home in Bethesda, Maryland, to...

What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit

Jun. 16, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An American president won’t side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a “reset” in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone will gaze into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and discuss his soul. But beyond...

Biden ambassador nominees include envoys to Israel, Mexico

Jun. 15, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled picks for nine ambassadorial postings, tapping career diplomats steeped in foreign policy experience — as well as political allies and aviation hero ”Sully” Sullenberger. The picks include former Interior...

What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit

Jun. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An American president won’t side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a “reset” in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone will gaze into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and discuss his soul. But beyond...

Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism

Jun. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships. But unlike his four most recent White House predecessors, who made an effort to build a measure of rapport with...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Only authentic artifacts to remember the Alamo Immortalized by a battle, the Alamo is destined to always be a site of contention. Sitting on the eastern edge of downtown San Antonio, the 18th-century...

Biden says 'very gracious' queen 'reminded me of my mother'

Jun. 13, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on a bright Sunday afternoon. The queen hosted the president and first lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, her royal residence near London. Biden flew to London after wrapping...

Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

Jun. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965, has died. He was 85. The Twins announced Grant's death Saturday. No cause was given. Grant's personal...

Gov says Kentucky succeeded by putting science over politics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he ended most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics. ...

Lucky number: Biden is 13th US president to meet the queen

Jun. 11, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Imagine trying to make an impression on someone who’s met, well, almost everyone. Such is the challenge for President Joe Biden, who is set to sip tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday at Windsor Castle after a Group of Seven leaders' summit in...