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Dems edge toward pared-down spending plan to boost support

Oct. 05, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats edged closer to agreement Tuesday on how sharply to cut back his ambitious social spending plan, even as the president made a public case that the package will help keep the nation from losing its “edge” in global...

Land agency moving back to DC, reversing Trump-era decision

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado, reversing a decision by former President Donald Trump's administration to move the agency closer to the region it...

The Latest: S Korea tops 1,000 cases for 57th straight day

Aug. 31, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, approaching a daily record set last month just a day after officials cautiously expressed hope that infections may slow. The 2,025 cases reported Wednesday marked the 57th consecutive...

Mississippi Sen. Wicker says he has recovered from COVID-19

Aug. 31, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Tuesday that he is feeling well, less than two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “To everyone who has asked, I have recovered fully from my bout with COVID-19, and I have a clean bill of...

The Latest: Japan imposes 'emergency' measures against virus

Aug. 19, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

TOKYO — Much of Japan kicked in its government “state of emergency” to curb COVID-19 infections Friday, as well as a less stringent “quasi-emergency,” although worries remained about their effectiveness. Those requiring hospitalization grew to more than 168,000...

Three senators test positive for COVID in breakthrough cases

Aug. 19, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators said Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, a high-profile collection of breakthrough cases that comes as the highly infectious delta variant spreads rapidly across the United States. Sens. Angus King,...

GOP Sen. Wicker of Mississippi tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, his spokesperson said Thursday. “Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to...

Colorado U.S. Sen. Hickenlooper tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday that he has tested positive for a “breakthrough” case of COVID-19. The first-term Democrat issued a statement saying he tested positive after experiencing mild symptoms and is self-isolating at...

Colorado governor voids 1864 order to kill Native Americans

Aug. 17, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday rescinded a 19th century proclamation that called for citizens to kill Native Americans and take their property, in what he hopes can begin to make amends for “sins of the past.” The 1864 order by Colorado’s...

Interior secretary visits new public lands HQ in Colorado

Jul. 23, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland paid her first visit Friday to the new Colorado headquarters of her department's Bureau of Land Management after its relocation from the nation's capital by the Trump administration sparked criticism that the move was intended to...