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Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark: AP-NORC poll

Jan. 20, 2022 06:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC...

In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

Jan. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older as a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals, where most of the seriously ill patients belong to that age group. Older people failing to get vaccinated will face...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

Analysis: Biden overshoots on what's possible in divided DC

Jan. 14, 2022 10:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was supposed to break through the congressional logjam. End the pandemic. Get the economy back on track. Days before he hits his one-year mark in office, a torrent of bad news is gnawing at the foundational rationale of President Joe Biden’s presidency: that...

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

Jan. 14, 2022 10:36 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe’s oldest ruling monarchy Friday, with some of the planned festivities postponed for September due to the pandemic. The outbreak, which also stopped public celebrations for the...

Abortion grows as priority issue for Democrats: AP-NORC poll

Jan. 13, 2022 00:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Roe v. Wade facing its strongest threat in decades, a new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government. Thirteen percent of Democrats mentioned abortion or reproductive rights as one of the issues...

Djokovic's father stays on offensive, says case 'is closed'

Jan. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Though Novak Djokovic still faces the prospect of deportation from Australia, his father is bolstering public opinion at home in Serbia that the case “is closed.” “The whole situation regarding Novak Djokovic is closed by the verdict of the Australian...

In Israel, omicron, confusion drive 'real panic' for tests

Jan. 10, 2022 16:29 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Aviran Yael fetched rapid antigen kits from a pharmacy in Tel Aviv's busy center, placed them in the light blue bag strapped to the back of his motorbike and headed off to deliver them. With that, Yael on Monday joined a growing army of couriers toting Wolt...

US unemployment sinks to 3.9% as many more people find jobs

Jan. 07, 2022 12:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's unemployment rate fell in December to a healthy 3.9% — a pandemic low — even as employers added a modest 199,000 jobs, evidence that they are struggling to fill jobs with many Americans reluctant to return to the workforce. The drop in the jobless...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 05, 2022 13:47 PM EST

Tampa Bay Times. January 5, 2021. Editorial: What Floridians can do to beat omicron Forget the politics and focus on the practical for a few weeks. Two news events this week tell a tale about where Florida is amid the pandemic and what each of us can...