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World shares advance after Fed signals it will ease support

Sep. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

World shares were mostly higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the U.S. economy later this year. Benchmarks rose in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and most other markets. U.S. futures were higher....

No. 4 Oklahoma opens Big 12 play vs. West Virginia

Sep. 23, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It wasn’t pretty, but No. 4 Oklahoma manage to escape its non-conference slate unscathed. Though the Sooners barely squeaked out victories over Tulane and Nebraska that were supposed to be blowout wins, their goal of a national title remains...

Naval officer wins praise for Portugal’s vaccine rollout

Sep. 23, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries in Europe and beyond want to know how it was accomplished. A lot of the credit is going to Rear Adm. Henrique Gouveia e...

Mideast in shambles, but the world has moved on for now

Sep. 23, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — There was a time not long ago when uprisings and wars in the Arab world topped the agenda at the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York. With most of those conflicts in a stalemate, the world’s focus has shifted to more daunting global challenges...

Maine fair known for huge pumpkins back from pandemic hiatus

Sep. 23, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — A farmers fair that dates to the 1860s will resume in Maine this weekend after taking a year off due to COVID-19. The Cumberland Fair is scheduled to start on Sunday and run through Oct. 2. The fair was first held in 1868 and is one of the...

Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics

Sep. 23, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — She was orphaned during Rwanda’s genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. First, though, she needed a new leg to propel her on the next part of her...

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Sep. 23, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it's more contagious. ...

New Mexico reduces insurance premiums on state exchange

Sep. 23, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health care access is getting substantially cheaper on the state's health insurance exchange though a combination of state tax proceeds, federal pandemic aid and a growing pool of subscribers. An update on pandemic relief spending from the...

Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

Sep. 23, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy. Besides starting production on a new season of Fox's sitcom “Call Me Kat,” Bialik was recalled to duty as a “Jeopardy!” guest host — the result of the quiz show's...

EXPLAINER: Why the debt limit is again roiling Washington

Sep. 23, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The idea of the U.S. government breaching its “debt limit” sounds scary. But what, exactly, are lawmakers in Washington fighting about? The debt limit is a nearly century-old artificial cap that Congress placed on the U.S. government's ability to...