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Biden nominates Victoria Kennedy for Austria ambassadorship

Jul. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating Victoria Kennedy, an attorney and the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as his ambassador to Austria. He's naming a top political fundraiser — Comcast executive David Cohen -- to serve as his ambassador to Canada, the White House said...

Hot Rod Charlie favored in $1 million Haskell at Monmouth

Jul. 14, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Belmont Stakes runner-up Hot Rod Charlie has been installed as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. For the first time in the history of the Grade I stakes at the Jersey Shore racetrack, the race drew all three second-place...

Mets fire 2 high-ranking employees after workplace review

Jun. 21, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have fired two high-ranking employees and will overhaul their legal and human resources departments on the recommendation of independent investigators hired to review the organization following allegations of sexual misconduct against former manager Mickey...

VP Harris announces business investments in Central America

May. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced commitments from a dozen companies and organizations to invest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to address the root causes of migration from the region. ...

AP source: Caroline Kennedy considered for ambassadorship

May. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to nominating Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy who served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration, to serve in a high-profile ambassadorial role, according to a person familiar...

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

May. 27, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

AP source: Biden picks LA mayor, envoy for ambassador posts

May. 26, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science

May. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. Michael Cackovic has treated his share of pregnant women. So when Republican lawmakers across the U.S. began passing bans on abortion at what they term “the first detectable fetal heartbeat,” he was exasperated. That's because at the...

Essential Quality is 2-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby

Apr. 27, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With the rail still open and Kentucky Derby post positions dwindling, Brad Cox grew anxious about the most notable of his two horses drawing the least desired spot. The home-grown trainer soon breathed easier. Essential Quality got something more...

Malathaat is 5-2 choice in Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

Apr. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malathaat is the 5-2 morning-line favorite and will start from the No. 10 post for Friday’s 147th Kentucky Oaks. The race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs comes a day before the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Todd...