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After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

Apr. 16, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift in the next month his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. ...

The Latest: Decreasing demand for vaccines in Kansas

Apr. 16, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. — Some Kansas counties are rejecting new COVID-19 vaccine shipments or reducing their orders because of decreased demand for the drugs, worrying health officials who say mass vaccinations are the only path to a return to normalcy. Dennis Kriesel, the...

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FBI agents last year interviewed the gunman who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, the bureau said Friday, as investigators searched the home of the 19-year-old former FedEx employee. Coroners began the slow process of...

Japan's leader urges strong alliance in visit to White House

Apr. 16, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling democracy the foundation for global prosperity, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday in a bid to underscore the two countries' alliance as a counter to an autocratic and increasingly assertive China. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 16, 2021. Editorial: The University of Hartford’s job is educating a diverse student body, not staying in NCAA Division 1 Somewhere in all the hand-wringing about the University of Hartford weighing the possibility of...

Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Fauci discuss vaccine hesitancy

Apr. 16, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic...

Georgia governor gets GOP primary challenge from former Dem

Apr. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Democrat Vernon Jones crowd-surfed across adoring Trump supporters in October after speaking at one of the former president's campaign rallies. Now the scandal-plagued politician hopes to surf their discontent to a Republican primary victory over Gov. Brian Kemp. ...

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions. The moves...

2020's election keeps coming up in 2021's high court race

Apr. 16, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the Republican primary in Pennsylvania's top-of-the-ticket election contest this year, one particular subject keeps coming up on the campaign trail: last year's presidential election. The campaign for an open state Supreme Court seat follows...

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Apr. 16, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band...