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China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Liu Qian, job-hunting with a new master's degree, said two employers interviewed her and then said the positions had been eliminated. Others asked her to take lower pay. She is one of 11 million new graduates desperate for work in a bleak job market as anti-virus...

Police department worker gets 60 days for COVID relief fraud

Aug. 04, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former civilian employee for a South Florida police department has been sentenced to 60 days in federal prison for stealing over over $117,000 in COVID relief funds. Elisa Rivera, 51, was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court, according to court records. She...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the storming of Iraq's parliament?

Jul. 28, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The followers of the influential populist Shiite cleric came by the thousands to storm Iraq's parliament. Just as quickly, the protesters dispersed at his command. Mass mobilization and control is a well-worn strategy of Muqtada al-Sadr, a mercurial figure who has...

Report: Tokyo Olympic board member under investigation

Jul. 26, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi on Tuesday in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported. Kyodo said...

Lawsuit: UK officials had concerns with Rwanda deportations

Jul. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials at Britain's Foreign Office warned against the U.K.'s plans to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda, citing the East African country's human rights record, according to documents cited in a lawsuit brought against the British government. In written submissions...

North Dakota state employee bonuses decrease in fiscal 2022

Jul. 14, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota spent $3.7 million last fiscal year on bonuses for some state workers, which is less than half the record amount paid out the previous year. The near 56% drop was due in part to increased publicity and criticism about the bonuses, said state...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 08, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 7, 2022. Editorial: Vt.’s ocean cleanup Who knew Vermont could be so good at cleaning up the Atlantic Ocean? It’s true. You only have to look as far as a recent edition of the Ellsworth American, a weekly newspaper serving...

Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

Jun. 27, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a reversal for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Monday agreed to reconsider its own April ruling that allowed the administration to require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new order from the 5th U.S....

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

Jun. 24, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to see? Quite a lot, it turns out. The public hearings this month...

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

Jun. 15, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. ...