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Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste. ...

Iran hard-liners target sole moderate in presidential debate

Jun. 12, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seven presidential candidates offered starkly different views Saturday in the country's final debate, with hard-liners describing those seeking ties with the West as “infiltrators” and the race's sole moderate warning a hard-line government would only bring...

New Mexico rules could lead to big changes in oil industry

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — So how does New Mexico’s new regulations on methane emission reduction affect Lea County? Energy experts and elected officials tell the Hobbs News-Sun the damage could be drastic. The state Oil Conservation Division issued new...

The Latest: Biden and Germany's Merkel meet 1-on=1 at summit

Jun. 12, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden have met on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in England. A spokesman for the German chancellor tweeted two...

GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirus

Jun. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Republican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party’s more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the White House and control of Capitol Hill in 2020. ...

Iran nuclear talks aimed at reset, face major challenges

Jun. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Talks between Iran and global powers restarted Saturday with the goal of trying to restore a landmark agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that the Trump administration abandoned in 2018. Senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia,...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China’s efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing, including for its forced labor...

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Jun. 12, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs for patients and taxpayers while preserving profits that lure investors to back potentially promising treatments. ...

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...