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Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

May. 18, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the country's president — and acknowledge the influence of the man now fully in charge. ...

Today in History: May 18, Mount St. Helens erupts

May. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Press secretary hopes her rise helps kids 'dream bigger'

May. 17, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to “dream big and dream bigger” now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the United States. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 17, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. May 13, 2022. Editorial: For the sake of Ta’Naja Barnes, Gov. Pritzker must take a hard look at DCFS leadership Illinois was supposed to learn its lesson from the brief, tragic life of Ta’Naja Barnes. She was just 2 years old when she was found...

Today in History: May 17, Brown v. Board of Education ruling

May. 17, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2022. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

May. 17, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department said in a...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

May. 16, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department...

New press secretary hails barrier breakers who paved way

May. 16, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karine Jean-Pierre held her first briefing as the new White House press secretary on Monday, crediting “barrier-breaking people" who came before her for making it possible for a Black, gay, immigrant woman like herself to rise to one of the most high-profile jobs in American...

New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'

May. 16, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire," directed by Stefan Forbes, chronicles a 1973...