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Former CIA official charged with being secret agent for South Korean intelligence

Jul. 17, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA employee and senior official at the National Security Council has been charged with serving as a secret agent for South Korea's intelligence service, the U.S. Justice Department said. Sue Mi Terry accepted luxury goods, including fancy handbags, and...

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

Jul. 17, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Stabilizing the U.K.’s public...

Aging bridges in 16 states will be improved or replaced with the help of $5B in federal funding

Jul. 17, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced Wednesday by President Joe Biden's administration, the latest beneficiaries of a massive infrastructure law. The projects range from coast to coast, with the...

Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

Jul. 17, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Russia, Ukraine’s difficulties on the battlefield are mounting even as its vital support from the United States is increasingly at the mercy of changing political winds. A six-month delay in military assistance from the...

Israel's military will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. It could rattle the government

Jul. 16, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday said it would begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday — a step that could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. The announcement followed a landmark Supreme Court order for young...

Who is Usha Vance? Yale law graduate and wife of vice presidential nominee JD Vance

Jul. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Usha Chilukuri Vance, Yale law graduate and trial lawyer, was thrust into the spotlight this week after her husband, JD Vance, was chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Chilukuri Vance, 38, was raised in San Diego, by Indian...

Vermont governor urges residents to report flood damage to the state for FEMA determination

Jul. 16, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

Vermont's governor on Tuesday urged residents to report any damage from last week's flooding to the state, even if they plan to do repairs themselves, so that counties can meet the threshold for individual federal assistance. The flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl damaged...

Judge refuses to extend timeframe for Georgia's new Medicaid plan, only one with work requirement

Jul. 16, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Biden administration complied with the law when it declined to grant an extension to Georgia's year-old Medicaid plan, which is the only one in the country that has a work requirement for recipients of the publicly funded health coverage for...

UnitedHealth sticks to 2024 outlook despite strong quarter with costs from massive cyberattack high

Jul. 16, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

UnitedHealth topped second-quarter forecasts but remains cautious about the year as it continues to eat costs from a massive cyberattack and deals with rising medical expenses. The health care giant on Tuesday said it was sticking with an earnings forecast for 2024 it first laid out...

Mexico's costly Maya Train draws few passengers in its first six months of partial operation

Jul. 15, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The pet rail project of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador could wind up costing as much as $30 billion, is only half finished as he heads into the final 2 1/2 months of his term, and has wreaked major damage on the environment. But the most damning...