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Democrat adds pressure on Biden to review Venezuela sanction

Mar. 23, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. senator urged the Biden administration Tuesday to lift a ban on diesel fuel swaps with Venezuela, adding to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue sanctions are worsening the South American country's dire humanitarian crisis. The...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank's chief

Mar. 22, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank. On Sept. 24, 2019, requests from more than 15,000 internet addresses...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank's chief

Mar. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank. On Sept. 24, 2019, requests from more than 15,000 internet addresses...

New Hampshire to offer vaccines to all adults within weeks

Mar. 18, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — All New Hampshire adults will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in a matter of weeks, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. “We don’t have a firm date on that but it really is just weeks away that any adult citizen in the state of New...

In early foreign policy tests, Biden takes on world as it is

Mar. 18, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden in his early days in office has vowed a dramatic reordering of U.S. foreign policy from his predecessor. Yet on some of the most difficult issues, he's shown a preference for using the scalpel over the sledgehammer as he implements his own agenda and...

Leading Senate Dem says outlook bleak on immigration bills

Mar. 15, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of Senate Democrats' drive to help millions of immigrants become citizens cast severe doubt on its prospects Monday, as one of President Joe Biden's early priorities seemed in danger of running aground in a Congress his own party controls. A...

Democrats consider piecemeal approach to immigration reform

Feb. 18, 2021 21:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of failed attempts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden are signaling openness to a piece-by-piece approach. They unveiled a broad bill Thursday that would provide an eight-year...

Feds rescind Trump rule, giving boost to Hudson rail tunnel

Feb. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal transit officials have reversed a Trump administration policy from 2018 that supporters of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River say had stalled the project. The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that didn’t...

Epstein warden now running new prison despite ongoing probe

Feb. 11, 2021 13:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warden who ran the beleaguered federal jail when disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself has been put in charge of another prison despite an ongoing federal investigation and in direct contradiction of a public pronouncement from the Bureau of Prisons that...

EXPLAINER: Why did the military stage a coup in Myanmar?

Feb. 02, 2021 19:31 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A coup in Myanmar has left the military in control under a one-year state of emergency, while the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior politicians have been detained. Here’s a look at what could be behind the military’s actions. ...