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Portugal lets in Moroccan workers, hopes to stop traffickers

Jan. 12, 2022 12:18 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Morocco signed an agreement Wednesday setting out legal guidelines for Moroccans to live and work in the European Union country, as part of an effort by the two countries to fight illegal migration and human trafficking. The deal came after...

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy: 'What a moron'

Jan. 11, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, angrily accused a senator Tuesday of making false accusations that are leading to threats against him -- all to raise political cash. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has repeatedly...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 31, 2021 09:15 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ____ NASA hasn’t hired theologians to...

Spain's govt clears crucial labor reform and budget for 2022

Dec. 28, 2021 09:21 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's left-wing ruling coalition on Tuesday secured its hold on power with the approval of a landmark labor reform backed by both unions and employers and a new national spending plan for next year that includes a hefty disbursement of pandemic recovery funds. An...

Greece: Protest against budget constrained by pandemic costs

Dec. 16, 2021 12:50 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Labor unions led by the Greek Communist Party staged a protest during a parliamentary budget debate Thursday to demand a return of wage and pension levels that were axed during three successive international bailouts. Some 2,000 protesters gathered in front of...

Sen. Wyden says Oregon should divest from spyware company

Dec. 15, 2021 15:39 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said Wednesday that the Oregon state employees pension fund should drop its investment in NSO Group, whose smartphone-hacking tool has targeted human rights monitors, journalists, politicians and others. The Oregon Democrat's comments to The...

WH aims to restore faith in government by improving services

Dec. 13, 2021 16:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday aimed at rebuilding the public's trust in government by making it easier to do things like renew passports, apply for Social Security benefits and get aid after natural disasters. The idea is to put the public...

Voters protest disqualification of Venezuelan candidate

Dec. 04, 2021 22:27 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — About 500 supporters of a Venezuelan gubernatorial opposition candidate who was retroactively disqualified as the vote count showed him ahead in the home state of the late President Hugo Chávez protested Saturday against a decision that has become emblematic of...

New Mexico recoups $24 million in mortgage-crisis settlement

Nov. 22, 2021 23:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's public pension and investment funds will receive $24 million from several major financial institutions to resolve a lawsuit over mortgage-backed securities and the financial crisis more than a decade ago, state prosecutors said. New...

5 convicted of stealing veteran, Social Security benefits

Nov. 16, 2021 15:49 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Five men have been convicted in South Florida of running a scheme to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits. A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale found Omar Shaquille Bailey and Ronaldo Garfield Green guilty last...