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US troops in Afghanistan begin packing gear in pullout prep

Apr. 22, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military has begun shipping equipment and winding down contracts with local service providers ahead of the May 1 start of the final phase of its military pullout from Afghanistan, a U.S. Defense Department official said Thursday. The...

Biden summit draws climate vows from sparring global leaders

Apr. 22, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate on cutting emissions...

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could with a suicide bombing attack in New York City's subway beneath Times Square in 2017. ...

J&J vaccine 'pause' latest messaging challenge for officials

Apr. 22, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Confronted with rare cases of blood clots potentially linked to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials faced a delicate task: how to suspend distribution of the shots without setting off alarm about their safety. It was the...

Biden to join NATO leaders at June 14 summit in Brussels

Apr. 22, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders of NATO member countries plan to discuss tense ties with Russia and China, the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the future of the 30-nation military alliance at a summit in Belgium on June 14. The meeting...

Database would track officer complaints, disciplinary action

Apr. 22, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon have a database that would track disciplinary actions and excessive force complaints against law enforcement officers, a measure aimed at weeding out “bad apples” in the profession. The Alabama Legislature last week...

New Hampshire advances some police, racial justice reforms

Apr. 22, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nearly a year after George Floyd's killing, efforts to enact police and racial justice reforms in New Hampshire are moving forward, with some exceptions. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu created a law enforcement accountability commission last summer,...

DC statehood faces a crossroads with congressional vote

Apr. 22, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of statehood for Washington, D.C., face a milestone moment in their decades-long movement to reshape the American political map. The House will vote Thursday on legislation that would create a 51st state with one representative and two...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Officials: Biden preparing to recognize Armenian genocide

Apr. 21, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to formally acknowledge that the systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in modern-day Turkey more than a century ago was genocide, according to U.S. officials. The...