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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...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19

Jun. 07, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19 June 13: Actor Bob McGrath (“Sesame Street”) is 89. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 72. Actor Stellan Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) is 70. Actor Richard Thomas is...

'I May Destroy You' wins at British Academy TV awards

Jun. 07, 2021 05:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “I May Destroy You” won two main prizes at the 2021 British Academy Television Awards, in a ceremony that rewarded TV that tackled tough issues including sexual consent and racism. The drama about a woman dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault...

After losing husband, Louisiana nurse vaccinates underserved

Jun. 06, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Carla Brown often prays as she administers the COVID vaccine, asking God to help her find more people who want the shot so she doesn’t waste her precious supply. “I say, ‘Father, give me another arm,’” the hospice nurse said. “And I...

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Evers launches bid for second term

Jun. 05, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers made it official Saturday, announcing his bid for a second term in the battleground state where he stands as a Democratic check on the Republican-controlled state Legislature. Evers, 69, told The Associated Press in a...

Biden taps groups to help pick asylum-seekers to come to US

Jun. 04, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed into the United States to pursue asylum as it faces mounting pressure to lift public health rules that have barred people from seeking protection. ...

Offshore wind farm gets approval from coastal regulators

Jun. 03, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island coastal regulators have given a proposed wind farm off the state's coast critical approval over the objections of the fishing industry and some environmentalists. The vote Wednesday by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management...

In Syria camp, forgotten children are molded by IS ideology

Jun. 03, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

AL-HOL, Syria (AP) — At the sprawling al-Hol camp in northeast Syria, children pass their days roaming the dirt roads, playing with mock swords and black banners in imitation of Islamic State group militants. Few can read or write. For some, the only education is from mothers giving them IS...

Hawaii search still on for missing Nebraska hiker

Jun. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

WAIMEA, Hawaii (AP) — An aerial search for a Nebraska man missing in Hawaii has been suspended, but volunteers planned to continue searching for him on the ground Tuesday. Samuel Joseph Martinez, 23, was studying microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 31, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. May 30, 2021. Editorial: Let’s honor all our fallen: soldiers and virus victims After a year in which we all seemed at war with an invisible enemy, we might have a firmer grasp of what Memorial Day means. ...