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Judge: Anti-immigration group's environment suit can proceed

Aug. 17, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former President Donald Trump. ...

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

Aug. 15, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than...

Hong Kong population shrinks for 2nd year under virus curbs

Aug. 12, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government says its population has shrunk for a second year as anti-virus controls hampered the inflow of new workers and births declined, but it made no mention of an exodus of residents following a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement. The...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 04, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. August 1, 2022. Editorial: LEGISLATURE Why not let voters decide on number? It makes sense why legislative Democrats want to decrease the number of Chautauqua County legislators. With Republicans holding a 15-4 majority on the...

Despite dangers, deep roots make Appalachia hard to leave

Aug. 02, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

GARRETT, Ky. (AP) — This tiny sliver of a town off a state highway in eastern Kentucky has been home to Brenda Francis and her husband, Paul, for decades. Paul Francis was born 73 years ago in this house, a yellow and brown one-story, which like many dwellings in Garrett is nestled...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 28, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Black lung benefits: Lawmakers reintroduce important measure Area lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., have reintroduced the...

Report: Federal debt lower in 2022; still poised to climb

Jul. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that the end of pandemic-era spending, fast economic growth and higher tax revenues have caused the federal debt this year to be lower than forecast. But the non-partisan office also includes a warning in its 30-year outlook about how...

Forecast: Florida is still growing but faces future slowdown

Jul. 27, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida grew slightly over a previous forecast in the first quarter of this year, but slowing population growth due to deaths outpacing births is still in the Sunshine State’s future over the next decade, according to estimates released last week. The...

The AP Interview: Japan minister says women 'underestimated'

Jul. 27, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister for gender equality and children's issues called the country’s record low births and plunging population a national crisis and blamed “indifference and ignorance” in the male-dominated Japanese parliament. In a wide-ranging interview with The...

A religiously diverse Edmonton hosts Pope Francis' visit

Jul. 26, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As Pope Francis pays a historic visit to Canada, he is encountering a country that is less Catholic, more secular and more religiously diverse than the last time it hosted a pontiff two decades ago. And the city where he landed on Sunday — Edmonton —...