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Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

Sep. 21, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been too difficult to find. ...

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions

Sep. 21, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked again Tuesday by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. The traffic chaos raised fears that it may unleash much deeper tensions...

Maine budget surplus exceeded goals for August, gov says

Sep. 21, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's state government had a budget surplus of more than $40 million for the month of August, officials with the governor's office said Tuesday. The office of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the $42.4 million surplus for the month beat...

1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital

Sep. 21, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of...

Lawmaker seeks permanent funding for full-day kindergarten

Sep. 21, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers voted this year to pump considerably more state money into full-day kindergarten, but the extra spending was limited to just one school year. Now a Republican legislator wants to turn that one-time support into a permanent commitment. ...

Qatar's ruler urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

Sep. 21, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday against turning their backs on the country's Taliban rulers. ...

'The world must wake up': Tasks daunting as UN meeting opens

Sep. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda and a sharply worded warning from the international organization's leader: “We face the...

NATO leader: Allies need to stand together amid sub flap

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With some powerful NATO allies at odds over a submarine sale, the group's leader suggested Tuesday that members need to focus on “the big picture” and not let the dispute between France and the U.S. and Britain open an ongoing rift. A U.S. and...

Iran’s new president, in UN speech, calls economic sanctions “the U.S.' new way of war with the nations of the world.”

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new president, in UN speech, calls economic sanctions “the U.S.' new way of war with the nations of the world.”

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: Keep school boards non-partisan Among elected officials, most will tell you that serving on the school board is probably the most thankless elected office a person can hold. An idea coming from...