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Japan governing party begins race to pick Suga successor

Sep. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The race is on for the next Japanese prime minister. Official election campaigning began Friday for the new head of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party, who typically becomes the national leader because of the party's control over parliament. ...

US faith leaders recall Sikh's bias killing post Sept. 11

Sep. 16, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to avenge 9/11. Mistaken for an Arab Muslim because of his turban and beard, Sodhi was the first person to die in a wave of bias crimes...

Americans have little trust in online security: AP-NORC poll

Sep. 16, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Most Americans don’t believe their personal information is secure online and aren't satisfied with the federal government's efforts to protect it, according to a poll. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MeriTalk shows that 64%...

Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees

Sep. 15, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban arrive in the U.S., a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn Republicans against them. The former officials are writing position papers, appearing on conservative...

Analysis: Biden takes fight to unvaccinated in virus battle

Sep. 10, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re a source of frustration. A risk to their fellow citizens. A threat to the nation’s economic recovery. President Joe Biden is trying to concentrate the anger of the nation’s inoculated majority against the refusal of 25% of eligible...

Americans less positive about civil liberties: AP-NORC poll

Sep. 10, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, after 20 years, not as much. That’s according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that builds on work...

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

Sep. 10, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death. In Iran, chants of “death to America”...

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

Sep. 10, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death. In Iran, chants of “death to America”...

Bolsonaro seeks to placate truckers snarling Brazil highways

Sep. 09, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesting truckers snarled traffic along highways in many Brazilian states on Thursday as President Jair Bolsonaro asked them to stand down and later published an unusual statement backpedaling his comments that inflamed political tensions. ...

Merkel: Party was always aware it faced fight in German vote

Sep. 09, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that her party is fighting and was always aware that it wouldn't “automatically” hold on to Germany's top job after her 16 years in power, downplaying alarming poll ratings as the country's election nears. Recent...