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Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school

Aug. 12, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year since they set foot in a classroom. With no sign the ruling Taliban will allow them back to school, some are trying to find ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women. At a...

EXPLAINER: Mixed US inflation signs. Where are prices going?

Aug. 10, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers struggling with skyrocketing prices for food, gas, autos and rent got a tantalizing hint of relief last month, when prices didn't budge at all from June after 25 straight months of increases. With gas prices continuing to fall, inflation is probably slowing further...

Public sector strike cripples cash-strapped Lebanon

Aug. 09, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Tarek Younes was once solidly middle class and felt he helped contribute to society as an inspector in the Lebanese government’s consumer protection agency. But the country's economic free-fall has eroded his income and civic pride. In his desperation, Younes has...

Senate to hold hearing on crisis-plagued federal prisons

Aug. 05, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he plans to hold an oversight hearing on the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons after The Associated Press reported that the agency is keeping its embattled ex-director on the payroll as an adviser to his...

US keeping ex-prison chief as top adviser after rocky tenure

Aug. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is keeping its former director on the payroll as an adviser to his successor, rewarding him with an influential new role after concerns about his leadership — including from staff, inmates, Congress and the Biden administration — hastened his...

Amazon workers at UK warehouse stop work to protest pay

Aug. 04, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — More than 700 Amazon warehouse workers in England staged a protest Thursday in a dispute over pay, in the latest sign of workplace friction stoked by Britain's cost of living crisis and a growing discontent among employees over wage and working conditions. The GMB...

West Virginia woman admits COVID-19 loan fraud scheme

Aug. 04, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has admitted accepting more than $42,000 in paycheck protection loans under a federal COVID-19 assistance program for businesses that were not engaged in substantial activity. Alexis Ransom, 24, of Logan, pleaded guilty Wednesday to...

Kentucky man admits to coronavirus loan fraud scheme

Aug. 03, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for using false pretenses to accept $370,000 in paycheck protection loans under a federal COVID-19 assistance program. David Christopher Lewis, 49, was sentenced in federal court last week...

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed Tuesday to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts. The already 4-month-old cease-fire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the war began in the...

West Virginia man admits COVID-19 loan fraud scheme

Jul. 29, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has admitted accepting more than $41,000 in paycheck protection loans under a federal COVID-19 assistance program for a business that did not exist. Malik Breckenridge, 26, of Charleston, pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud in federal...