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Carter's dream, almost reached: Guinea worm cases drop to 14

Jan. 26, 2022 10:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter's dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime. The Carter Center reported Wednesday that only 14 human cases of...

German caution on arms to Ukraine rooted in history, energy

Jan. 25, 2022 13:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia. The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 05, 2022 07:29 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 2, 2021. Editorial: PFAS caution is warranted It’s not surprising that there are questions about the closure of several wells last year in Eau Claire due to contamination with PFAS chemicals. Some of those will most likely be...

Revisions to Alabama history teaching standards delayed

Dec. 26, 2021 12:12 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With much of the nation debating what and how to teach about history, the state of Alabama has delayed a revision to its classroom standards for teaching history for years after they were both praised and criticized by an educational think tank. Officials...

Think tank blasts Hamilton County's purchase of farmland

Dec. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — As Hamilton County government prepares its biggest land purchase in decades for a new industrial park, a conservative think tank in Nashville is blasting the move as “a horrible policy” that will allow only about a third of the property to be developed for new...

Supreme Court rejects appeal over press access in Wisconsin

Dec. 13, 2021 16:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a conservative think tank over Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to exclude the group’s writers from press briefings. The justices acted without comment Monday, leaving in place lower court rulings that said the decision...

Report says Russian hackers haven't eased spying efforts

Dec. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian state hackers behind last year's massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign hardly eased up this year, managing plenty of infiltrations of U.S. and allied government agencies and foreign policy think tanks with consummate craft and stealth, a leading...

Texas abortion ban stays in force as justices mull outcome

Nov. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's extraordinarily rushed arguments over Texas' unique abortion law without any word from the justices. They raised expectations of quick action by putting the case on a rarely used fast track. And...

Xi-Biden talks raise hope for better ties but strains remain

Nov. 16, 2021 22:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday welcomed a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden as raising hopes for better relations, while the U.S. was more muted on the talks as the world's two biggest powers sought to ratchet down more than a year of tensions. ...

EXPLAINER: Will Xi-Biden talks repair US-China ties?

Nov. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — No breakthroughs were delivered during talks between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, but the cordial tone of the virtual meeting is an indication that relations between the sides may be turning a corner — even if that means merely walking back from...