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Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

Jan. 15, 2022 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration's sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being...

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

Jan. 14, 2022 22:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration's sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being...

EU rejects merger of SKorean shipbuilders Daewoo, Hyundai

Jan. 13, 2022 09:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday rejected the merger between South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai and Daewoo, saying a union between two of the world’s biggest players in the industry would have given the combined company a global stranglehold on the production of liquified natural...

Sidelined by COVID, WVa gov's address read by clerk

Jan. 12, 2022 18:48 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday proposed a $4.65 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes a previously announced pay raise for teachers and other state workers. The Republican governor’s State of the State address, scheduled...

Last of new class of Navy warships departs shipyard

Jan. 12, 2022 16:54 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The last of a new class of warships departed a Maine shipyard Wednesday. The USS Lyndon B. Johnson was constructed at Bath Iron Works and is the last in a class of three ships the U.S. Navy has described as the largest and most technologically sophisticated...

Canada electric school bus maker to locate in West Virginia

Jan. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Canadian electric school bus manufacturer will produce buses in West Virginia, bringing up to 200 jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday. GreenPower Motor Co. signed a lease-purchase agreement for a 9.5-acre (3.8 hectares) manufacturing facility in...

Germany blames Malaysian owner for shipyard bankruptcy

Jan. 10, 2022 11:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is blaming the collapse of a shipyard business on its Malaysia-based owner Genting Group, saying the conglomerate refused to contribute to a government bailout plan. The MV Werften shipyard in northeastern Germany, which Genting bought in 2016, filed for...

EXPLAINER: Main issues at Russia-US security talks

Jan. 10, 2022 06:46 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian diplomats are meeting this week with officials from the United States and its NATO allies for security negotiations in three European cities. Russian and U.S. negotiators launched the talks in Geneva on Monday. They will be followed by Russia-NATO talks in...

Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles

Dec. 28, 2021 23:18 PM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — The dozens of Type 90, or “Kyumaru,” tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido exemplify the challenge its arms makers face both at home and overseas as the country fortifies its defenses against strategic threats. ...

US warships stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia fears

Dec. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group to stay in the Mediterranean Sea region rather than move on to the Middle East, amid worries about the buildup of thousands of Russian troops near the Ukraine border. A defense...