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China applies to join Pacific trade pact abandoned by Trump

Sep. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific free trade group in an effort to increase its influence over international policies. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted an application to the trade minister of New Zealand as a representative of the...

Britain ends contract with French startup for vaccines

Sep. 13, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government has canceled an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical startup Valneva after alleging that the company breached its contract obligations. Valneva shares plummeted Monday on the...

Vaccine mandate spawns new fear: finding and keeping workers

Sep. 10, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

The new federal vaccine requirement announced by President Joe Biden has created another worry for large businesses: With help wanted signs up almost everywhere, some could lose valuable employees or won't be able to find new ones. Biden announced sweeping new orders...

Judge unimpressed by latest argument in Abu Ghraib case

Sep. 10, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A military contractor being sued for alleged complicity in the torture of inmates at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison argued Friday that recent Supreme Court cases make clear it can't be held liable for misconduct that occurred overseas, but a judge was skeptical. ...

Ex-Army captain pleads guilty to aiding wife's Army business

Sep. 09, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army captain has pleaded guilty to charges that he helped his wife’s business with military contracts, federal authorities said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a news release that John...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 06, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 5, 2021. Editorial: Ricketts administration must step up and fix the Nebraska child welfare crisis That’s it! We’ve seen enough. The State of Nebraska must serve notice that it will terminate its...

US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

Aug. 28, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden's promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate Saturday. The strike came...

US reaches deal with former state health care contractor

Aug. 26, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reached consent judgments with a company accused of fraud while providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services at community clinics throughout Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Connections Community...

Army: Full environmental review of $9.4B plastics complex

Aug. 18, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civilian Pentagon official ordered the Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday to conduct a full environmental assessment of a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex planned in Louisiana, drawing praise from environmentalists. Jaime Pinkham, the Army's...

Judges allows environmental groups' lawsuit to proceed

Aug. 14, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by environmental groups against the Tennessee Valley Authority. The recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker means the case will proceed, The Commercial Appeal reported. ...