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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...

Emails reveal conflict over Missouri LGBTQ history exhibit

Sep. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials. Museum Director...

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...

Unions split on vaccine mandates, complicating Biden push

Sep. 11, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

The National Nurses Union applauded President Joe Biden's proposal to require that companies with more than 100 employees vaccinate their work force. The American Federation of Teachers once said vaccine mandates weren't necessary, but now embraces them. In Oregon, police and firefighter...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

Mexico's Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

Sep. 07, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act. The decision will...

Emmett Till marker in Mississippi toppled but not vandalized

Sep. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Emmett Till historical marker in the Mississippi Delta will be repaired or replaced after it was knocked off the pole that supports it, says the president of an advertising agency that made the sign. Although a previous version of this metal...

Gay history exhibit removed from museum at Missouri Capitol

Sep. 02, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic state senator has demanded an explanation after an exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was removed from the state Capitol following Republican complaints. Kansas City Sen. Greg Razer, the only openly gay member of...

Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID

Aug. 21, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the...

Church of MLK's 1st leadership position gets museum funding

Aug. 15, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As the Alabama church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected to his first leadership position in the civil rights movement marks its 155th anniversary, work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling building where that vote was taken. ...