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The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

Sep. 20, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the...

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Sep. 20, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N....

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Sep. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is...

Biden easing foreign travel restrictions, requiring vaccines

Sep. 20, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated. All foreign travelers flying to the U.S. will need...

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of...

AP PHOTOS: Haitian migrants flock to small Texas border city

Sep. 20, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Thousands of Haitian migrants flocked to a small Texas border city, presenting the Biden administration with a challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers. U.S. authorities have moved to expel many of the more 12,000 migrants who were camped around a...

'We were them:' Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after U.S. forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away. A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Washington, Do remembers hearing how her parents...

Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys — but hardly normal, either

Sep. 20, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

OK, it definitely wasn’t the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year’s virtual Emmy ceremony — with everyone at home, and visitors in hazmat suits showing up to bestow awards. This year was different — defiantly so. People were...

'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray

Sep. 20, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved...

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers

Sep. 20, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could soon get a big boost. Tucked into the...

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Albuquerque man accused of fatally shooting panhandler

Sep. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say an 18-year-old man shot and killed a panhandler in an unprovoked attack. Authorities say Isaiah Luna was booked into Metro Detention Center on suspicion of murder several hours after the Sunday morning shooting. ...

German cleric defends pope's decision to keep archbishop

Sep. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German Bishops’ Conference on Monday defended the pope’s decision to allow the archbishop of Hamburg to stay on at this post, despite being faulted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations. Limburg Bishop...

Trump CFO's lawyer says he suspects more indictments on way

Sep. 20, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump’s indicted corporate finance chief told a judge Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more indictments are coming in an ongoing New York investigation into the former president’s real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan...

Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament

Sep. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power following elections that excluded most opposition politicians and were marred by multiple reports of violations. The vote was...

North Dakota petitions to keep a single area code

Sep. 20, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakotans are accustomed to seven digit phone dialing because the entire state is under the 701 area code. State officials want to keep it that way. North Dakota is projected to run out of numbers under the 701 area code by 2026. So the...

Kamala Harris to face panelists on 'The View' Friday

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit “The View” studio on Friday for her sixth appearance on the daytime chat show — but her first as vice president. She'll answer questions about the pandemic, Afghanistan and other topics. Harris appeared three...

Union condemns German police violence toward journalists

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German Journalists Association on Monday condemned attacks by police against reporters covering a far-left protest in the eastern city of Leipzig on Saturday. The union, known by its German acronym DJV, said at least three journalists were physically...

Spain: Venezuelan spymaster loses court extradition dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court refused Monday to suspend a government decision allowing a former Venezuelan spymaster to be extradited to the United States. Lawyers for Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for over a decade was late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s eyes and...

Man killed in shootout with officers in northern Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Ky. (AP) — Authorities killed a man who fired at officers in northern Kentucky over the weekend, state police said. Kentucky State Police said they are investigating Saturday morning's shooting in Gallatin County. The man had fired in the...

Appeals court judge candidates to take part in online forum

Sep. 20, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eight candidates for four open seats on Pennsylvania's appeals courts are expected to participate Monday in an online forum, six weeks ahead of the November election. The format will be question-and-answer with most candidate responses limited to...