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Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Kirby to lead Biden's national security communications team

May. 20, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday named Pentagon press secretary John Kirby to be the new National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications. Kirby "will coordinate interagency efforts to explain United States policy and will serve as a senior...

US forest chief calls for pause of prescribed fires

May. 20, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are warning that expanding drought conditions coupled with hot and dry weather, extreme wind and unstable atmospheric conditions have led to explosive fire behavior in the southwestern U.S., where large fires continued their march across New Mexico on...

The AP Interview: US trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery

May. 20, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an “incredible opportunity” to engage with other nations on a common playing field and forge...

First lady Jill Biden visits Panama on Latin America tour

May. 20, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden arrived in Panama Friday, her second stop on a three-country Latin America visit before the United States hosts the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles. Biden landed in Panama City around midday and went directly to the...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

May. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine. Just on Friday, he noted, the Russian army fired a missile at the northeastern...

Large northeastern North Dakota manufacturer shutting down

May. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — One of the largest employers in northeastern North Dakota is closing later this year. Winnipeg, Manitoba-based New Flyer Industries is shutting down its charter and transit bus manufacturing plant in Pembina, located close to the Canadian border. Pembina Mayor...

The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

May. 20, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the...

Yellen's global tax plan meets resistance abroad and at home

May. 20, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen celebrated a “historic day” last summer when more than 100 nations agreed to a global minimum tax deal, aimed at putting the world's countries on a more equal footing in attracting and keeping multinational companies. President Joe...

Outgoing Lebanon government approves economic recovery plan

May. 20, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing government on Friday approved a recovery plan for pulling the Mideast nation out of its economic meltdown, the country's information minister said. The development came during the Cabinet’s last official meeting before it becomes a caretaker...