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Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

Apr. 12, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration, the White House said Monday in moving to fill out a team whose role has grown more urgent after two major hacks that have consumed the...

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

Apr. 12, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting to enter the...

Pakistani police say wanted militant killed in shootout

Apr. 11, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Counterterrorism police killed one of Pakistan's most wanted militants in a shootout in the garrison city of Rawalpindi overnight, a police official said Sunday. Officer Kashif Hussain said three of the militant's accomplices escaped during the...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

Apr. 10, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The request by the White House budget...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

Apr. 09, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The request by the White House...

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Apr. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it. Biden has inched so close...

UK offers $59 million to help Hong Kong migrants settle down

Apr. 08, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The British government said Thursday it is setting up a 43 million pound ($59 million) fund to help migrants from Hong Kong settle in the country as they escape increasing political repression in the former colony. The offer extends to holders of...

Suspect arrested over Easter linked to French church plot

Apr. 08, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terrorism investigators said Thursday that an 18-year-old woman arrested over the Easter weekend was suspected of planning an attack on a church. New details have emerged about the teen, who was living in a housing project in Beziers, in...

Hong Kong activists plead guilty to joining democracy rally

Apr. 07, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Three veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including well-known publisher Jimmy Lai, pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in an unauthorized rally in 2019 that led to violence between police and participants. The charges carry prison terms of up to five years. ...

Japan regulator bans nuke plant restart over lax safeguards

Apr. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was destroyed in a 2011 disaster said Wednesday it will accept a penalty imposed by regulators over sloppy anti-terrorism measures at another nuclear plant it runs, a step that will prevent its desperately sought restart of the...