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Asia shares mixed as caution prevails ahead of US price data

Jun. 24, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, trading in a narrow range as investors awaited new U.S. inflation data. Tokyo and Shanghai were unchanged, while Seoul and Hong Kong advanced. Sydney declined following a listless day of trading on Wall Street. ...

Senators to pitch bipartisan infrastructure plan to Biden

Jun. 24, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan gang of senators is seeking President Joe Biden’s support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority. Biden has invited members of the...

Falling short: Why the White House will miss its vax target

Jun. 24, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing in the State Dining Room on May 4, President Joe Biden laid out a lofty goal to vaccinate 70% of American adults by Independence Day, saying the U.S. would need to overcome “doubters” and laziness to do it. “This is your choice,” he told Amercians. "It’s...

Bipartisan senators reach tentative plan on infrastructure

Jun. 23, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators reached a tentative framework on a $953 billion infrastructure deal Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. Biden’s top aides met with senators for back-to-back meetings on...

Election bill defeat revives fight over the filibuster

Jun. 23, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The filibuster is here to stay, for now. And that’s posing a challenge to President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress confronting a wall of Republican opposition led by Senate leader Mitch McConnell's “100%” focus on stopping their agenda. ...

Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

Jun. 23, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first visit on Friday to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office, following criticism from members of both parties for failing to go earlier despite her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in...

House panel pushes legislation targeting Big Tech's power

Jun. 23, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. Conservative...

Biden nominates Cindy McCain to UN food and agriculture post

Jun. 23, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is nominating Cindy McCain to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, one of 17 nominations announced Wednesday that included major diplomatic and arts assignments. McCain, the widow of Arizona Sen. John...

One building, two worlds: Bridging stubborn gap in Congress

Jun. 23, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Lieberman was back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday testifying in support of the Democratic push for Washington, D.C., statehood. Then he met privately with Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the many Republicans who fiercely oppose such a move. It was a...

Border Patrol chief who supported Trump's wall is forced out

Jun. 23, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol was forced out of his job Wednesday, after less than two years in a position that lies in the crosshairs of polarizing political debate. Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassigned, saying he...