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

Sep. 20, 2021 03:48 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 05:13 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....

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...

Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems' immigration push

Sep. 20, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to...

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

Sep. 20, 2021 02:25 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...

Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

Sep. 20, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming...

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...

Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found

Sep. 20, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities said a body discovered in northern Wyoming was believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend now the subject of an intense search in a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 24 hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a university in Russia on Monday morning, leaving eight people dead and 24 hurt, officials said. The gunman was detained after the shooting at Perm State University, according to the Interior Ministry. There was no immediate...

Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Sep. 20, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but now faces the threat of being knocked from power in Canada's election on Monday. Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a tight race...

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4 men charged for shouting antisemitic abuse in London

Sep. 20, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Four men were charged Monday for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse while driving around in a convoy in north London. The suspects, all in their 20s and from the northwest English town of Blackburn, are accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting...

Lawmakers: Atmosphere at Arizona Legislature more toxic now

Sep. 20, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Senate President Karen Fann’s Sept. 10 press release was short on details but clear on one point – a senator had received a threat of some kind over the Senate’s audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita,...

Liz Weston: Don’t let Social Security steer you wrong

Sep. 20, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can be so convoluted that many people rely on what they’re told by Social Security employees, but that could prove to be an expensive mistake. ...

Lava from Spanish volcano heads toward sea; no injuries

Sep. 20, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain’s Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday he expects no injuries to people in the area after about 5,000 were evacuated. ...

Poland sending 500 more troops to insulate Belarus border

Sep. 20, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish government officials said Monday that they are sending 500 additional army troops and special vehicles to the border with Belarus to strengthen it against increasing migrant pressure that they say is orchestrated by Belarus and Russia to destabilize the European...

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11; plans to seek authorization for this age group soon

Sep. 20, 2021 06:53 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11; plans to seek authorization for this age group soon.

The Latest: Czech Republic begins giving 3rd vaccine doses

Sep. 20, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is expanding its vaccination program to offer a third dose of a vaccine amid rising infections. The Health Ministry has recommended the booster shot for anyone older than 60, health workers and other vulnerable groups. On...

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

Sep. 20, 2021 06:48 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...

Flu shots urged in Kentucky to prevent burden on hospitals

Sep. 20, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should get the flu vaccine to help lessen the strain on hospitals in the coming months, the state's health commissioner said. Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement that if more Kentuckians get immunized against the flu, hospitals will...

France, Australia agree submarine row won't stop trade deal

Sep. 20, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — French and Australian officials said Monday that France’s anger over a canceled submarine contract will not derail negotiations on an Australia-European Union free trade deal. France withdrew its ambassadors to the United States and...