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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...

Real Medicare drug savings in Dems' bill — but not overnight

Nov. 11, 2021 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare enrollees who take expensive medicines could save thousands of dollars a year under the Democrats’ sweeping social agenda bill, but those dividends won't come overnight. Instead, they'll build gradually over the decade. Unveiled late last...

Former leader says sub deal protects US, not Australia

Nov. 10, 2021 04:23 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s deal to acquire submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology was aimed at protecting the United States from Chinese nuclear attack and had changed Australia-Sino relations, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating said on Wednesday. ...

Biden's bet that economy would boost Democrats falls flat

Nov. 06, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was supposed to help President Joe Biden and Democrats, but as of late it's been hurting them with voters. Biden on Friday praised the U.S. economy for performing better than the rest of the world, saying it's largely because of his...

Biden's bet that economy would boost Democrats falls flat

Nov. 05, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was supposed to help President Joe Biden and Democrats, but as of late it's been hurting them with voters. Biden on Friday praised the U.S. economy for performing better than the rest of the world, saying it's largely because of his...

Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted

Nov. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

The 2020 census missed an estimated 1.6 million people, but given hurdles posed by the pandemic and natural disasters, the undercount was smaller than expected, according to an analysis by a think tank that did computer simulations of the nation's head count. The...

Australia branded worst climate performer ahead of UN summit

Oct. 20, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was the worst climate performer among comparable developed countries since nations pledged in the 2015 Paris agreement to take action to limit global warming, a think tank said Thursday ahead of a key climate conference in Scotland later this month. ...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Oct. 14, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started putting in 11-hour days to drive up production. When she asked for a raise, a supervisor denied...