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North Korea says hypersonic missile made 1st test flight

Sep. 28, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it successfully tested a new hypersonic missile it implied was being developed as nuclear capable, as it continues to expand its military capabilities and pressure Washington and Seoul over long-stalled negotiations over its nuclear...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over vaccination, taxes in debate

Sep. 28, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed Tuesday evening over vaccination, tax policy and their respective records in the second and final debate in Virginia's closely watched gubernatorial election. The event got off to a...

Kennebec dam owner sues Maine agencies as saga continues

Sep. 28, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of four hydroelectric dams on the Kennebec River sued two Maine agencies on Monday alleging they improperly cooperated on fish passage regulations that impact the future of the dams and fish populations. The lawsuit filed in Kennebec...

Cooper: I'll seek public school spending surge in NC budget

Sep. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina's budget talks, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he would aim to get Republican lawmakers to fund public education improvements a judge says the state must start implementing. Addressing a...

Florida sues Biden administration over immigration policy

Sep. 28, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in the...

Yellen warns delay in raising debt limit will slow economy

Sep. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sounded an urgent call Tuesday for Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit, a day after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill that would have done so. If the debt limit isn’t raised by Oct....

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Hoosiers should welcome Afghan refugees to communities Indiana has captured part of the national spotlight following the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, playing host to more than 6,000 refugees airlifted out...

Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

France to reduce visas for North Africans in migration spat

Sep. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far-right politicians on centrist President...

Senate Republicans approve "born-alive" legislation

Sep. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would make health care providers who let a child that survives an abortion die guilty of a felony. The Republican-authored measure would require any health care provider present at...