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EU unveils trade sanction plan to counter foreign coercion

Dec. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to set up a system of quick-fire trade sanctions that it could impose on any foreign power, like China, that it accuses of trying to coerce the 27-country bloc for economic or political gain. The EU’s executive branch, the...

Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws

Dec. 07, 2021 20:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are threatening to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress after his lawyer said Tuesday that his client will cease cooperating with the panel. In...

Ducey to honor veterans at Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony

Dec. 07, 2021 00:04 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will honor veterans and service members on Tuesday at the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Arizona State Capitol. On the 80th anniversary of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Ducey will pay tribute to those who sacrificed their...

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Connecticut back up to 500

Dec. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's office reported Monday that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut rose over the weekend to 500, just five months after dropping to a low of 25. That includes a rise of 80 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since...

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EST

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden's...

In Atlanta, underdog Andre Dickens rises to mayor's office

Dec. 03, 2021 18:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Andre Dickens, who rolled to victory Tuesday in the Atlanta mayor's race, was told he was aiming too high once before. In 2013, he was an administrator at the Georgia Institute of Technology when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta...

Correction: Election 2021-Atlanta Mayor-Dickens story

Dec. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story published Dec. 1, 2021, about the Atlanta mayor’s race, The Associated Press erroneously reported that new mayor Andre Dickens’ mother did not graduate from high school. She did graduate. The story also erroneously said that Dickens is a deacon at his boyhood...

Gubernatorial candidate would work, live in Baltimore

Dec. 03, 2021 12:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Annapolis has been Maryland’s capital for centuries, but one candidate for governor says if he’s elected, he’d work and live in Baltimore for most of the year. Rushern Baker, a Democrat who served as the Prince George’s County executive from...

Capitol riot committee has interviewed 250 people so far

Dec. 02, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan to hold...

Nevada company opens Kentucky plant, plans to employ 75

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of customized laser-cut metal parts has opened a facility in central Kentucky where it will employ 75 people. SendCutSend LLC recently opened its $3.9 million operation in Paris, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. ...