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Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

Jun. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a reversal for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Monday agreed to reconsider its own April ruling that allowed the administration to require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new order from the 5th U.S....

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

Jun. 24, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to see? Quite a lot, it turns out. The public hearings this month...

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

Jun. 15, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. ...

West Virginia gov declares state holiday on Juneteenth

Jun. 13, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared Juneteenth as a state holiday. Juneteenth is recognized on June 19 each year and celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States in 1865. Because June 19 this year falls on a Sunday and the...

UK Rwanda deportation ruling appealed as prince sparks row

Jun. 12, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Opponents of the British government’s plan to deport migrants to Rwanda are preparing for an appeals court hearing Monday amid the political backlash following reports that Prince Charles had privately described the policy as “appalling.” A coalition of groups...

Angry French diplomats drop discretion to strike over reform

Jun. 02, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Members of the French diplomatic corps dropped their traditional reserve on Thursday to go on a rare strike, angered by a planned reform they worry will hurt their careers and France’s standing in the world. It was the second such strike in nearly 20 years. About 100...

Virginia lawmakers send Youngkin compromise state budget

Jun. 01, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's divided General Assembly passed a compromise state budget Wednesday that would offer nearly $4 billion in tax relief, increase pay for teachers and other public employees, boost K-12 education spending and fund a wide range of projects from roadwork to school...

UK's Johnson faulted for lockdown parties but won't quit

May. 25, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report released Wednesday blamed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior leaders for allowing boozy government parties that broke the U.K.’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and while Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the breaches, he...

UK lawmakers criticize 'absence' of Afghan evacuation plan

May. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “disaster and betrayal” hampered by a lack of leadership from senior politicians and civil servants, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report released Tuesday. The committee criticized the...

Charges tossed for officers who pulled students from car

May. 23, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday said he would not prosecute Atlanta police officers involved in a May 2020 confrontation with two college students who were stunned with Tasers and pulled from a car while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death. ...