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The Latest: Weather shuts down St. Louis airport

May. 21, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A severe storm in the St. Louis area is forcing Lambert Airport to temporarily halt all flights. The storm rolled into the region Tuesday evening. Funnel clouds were reported in St. Charles County, but...

Correction: WHO Travel story

May. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents. The information was made publicly available on WHO's website on May 9. A...

US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

May. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment. The Trump administration insists the sanctions are unrelated...

New Mexico mayor's plan would charge for emergency costs

May. 20, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — A New Mexico mayor has proposed billing some drivers who are involved in car accidents resulting in hazardous material cleanup or victim extractions as a way to pay for more emergency rescue personnel in the state's largest city. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller's budget proposal...

South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

May. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it is suffering its worst drought in decades....

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

May. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the...

Wisconsin justices say county can order town to rename roads

May. 16, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says county officials can order a town to rename more than a quarter of its roads. A 1957 state law allows counties to establish a rural naming or number system in towns to help emergency responders find locations. Marathon County officials decided in 2016...

Trump to launch new immigration overhaul push

May. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan on Thursday as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation's legal immigration system should be overhauled. The latest effort, spearheaded by Trump's...

Border wall to go up in national monument, wildlife refuge

May. 14, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday...

Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

May. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years. The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart other projects,...