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Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them

Sep. 18, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from...

One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration...

Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

Sep. 18, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan’s capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban. They’ve moved...

Taliban replace ministry for women with 'virtue' authorities

Sep. 18, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice" in the building that once housed the Women's Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. ...

Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Sep. 19, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed deep security flaws in Israel and turned the fugitives into Palestinian heroes. ...

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle

Sep. 19, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said. ...

Emmys vow a 'good time' after bleak year; 'Crown' may rule

Sep. 19, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some. That includes Netflix's drama “The Crown” and Apple TV+ comedy “Ted...

Agents search in Wyoming for woman, in Florida for boyfriend

Sep. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police searched a vast Florida wildlife reserve on Saturday for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, while across the country the FBI hunted for clues about the missing woman in a...

In edgy Washington, police outnumber Jan. 6 protesters

Sep. 18, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city still on edge after the Jan. 6 insurrection, law enforcement bore down in large numbers on the Capitol on Saturday over concerns that a rally in support of the jailed rioters would turn violent. It didn’t. The crowd was sparse and incidents...

French minister decries 'duplicity' in US-Australia sub deal

Sep. 18, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France's lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal and declared that a crisis is at hand among the Western...

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Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

Sep. 19, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said. Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometers (47...

COVID kills 6 members of Florida family in 3 weeks

Sep. 19, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For months, Lisa Wilson went door to door in Belle Glade, trying to convince people to get the coronavirus vaccine. Wilson, a longtime aide to Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, persuaded pastors to preach about the need to get...

Tampa cereal bar shares ghost stories

Sep. 19, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Lawson says she has a deal with the spirits who haunt her Cerealholic Cafe and Afterholic Speakeasy businesses, which share a century-old Ybor City former church building. She can put up with ghostly shenanigans if the spirits allow her to market...

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees

Sep. 19, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One slept on the streets of Paris, the other in a massive makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other,...

Mets, Phillies minor leaguers protest pay with wristbands

Sep. 19, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minor league players in the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies farm systems are wearing teal wristbands Saturday to protest pay that they say is insufficient. At least 10 players from the Brooklyn Cyclones and Jersey Shore BlueClaws wore the...

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

Sep. 19, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian town of Aarschot has a vaccination rate of 94% of all adults, but Mayor Gwendolyn Rutten worries her town is too close for comfort to the capital of Brussels, where the rate stands at 63%. But there’s not much she can do about it. Her hope...

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle

Sep. 19, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said. ...

Uncertain season ahead for Michigan Capitol tour service

Sep. 19, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When a child looks up at the inner dome of the Michigan State Capitol’s rotunda into the oculus showing an ever-starry sky, Capitol Education Director Matt VanAcker knows to expect at least one good “wow” to echo throughout the chamber. ...

Man wins candy factory after finding Indiana's golden ticket

Sep. 19, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — For over three months, a small necklace with a golden ticket attached lay buried in the ground at Highland Park, waiting to be found. Andrew Maas, a 39-year-old father from Colorado, did just that. On Aug. 29, he walked into the park and dug up the...

Lincoln Park Zoo names its first female president, CEO

Sep. 19, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in Atlanta, Megan Ross spent every spare moment climbing trees, looking under rocks and observing creatures in the pond down the street from her home. Winter visits to her grandparents’ place in New Hampshire meant hours staring out a window...