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Airbnb's nonprofit makes resettling refugees a core mission

Dec. 07, 2021 09:20 AM EST

Mousa and Rasha Alkhafaji were already anxious when they emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 2017. Even though Mousa Alkhafaji had finally received a Special Immigrant Visa for his work with the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq, his family’s original flight had been canceled when...

China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit

Dec. 07, 2021 07:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit on Tuesday after the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns. Rights groups have pushed for a full-blown boycott of the Games, accusing...

Omicron travel bans strike South Africa's safari business

Dec. 07, 2021 05:35 AM EST

DINOKENG GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — Recent travel bans imposed on South Africa and neighboring countries in response to the discovery of the omicron variant in southern Africa have hammered the country's safari business, already hard hit by the pandemic. South Africa's...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease

Dec. 06, 2021 23:05 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices gained for a second day. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index gained 1.2% after the...

Trump media venture eyed by regulators; names Nunes CEO

Dec. 06, 2021 20:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators are looking into the deal that would bring Donald Trump's new social media company to the stock market, one that has attracted both legions of fans of the former president and people looking to make a quick profit. The company partnering with Trump Media...

GOP Rep. Nunes leaving Congress for Trump social media firm

Dec. 06, 2021 20:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, who was one of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent loyalists in Congress, is leaving the House at the end of this year to join Trump’s fledgling media company. A statement Monday from the Trump Media &...

Former Oregon Capitol official threatens lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 20:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon official who was tasked with fielding harassment complaints in the state Capitol before resigning in June says he was pushed out for revealing flaws in the Legislative Equity Office and is now threatening to sue the Legislature and top lawmakers for...

Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts the so-called skill...

Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

Dec. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency. Lee Enterprises filed the petition in District Court...

Utility sued for $50M over deadly Michigan house explosion

Dec. 06, 2021 17:56 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A $50 million lawsuit was filed against a utility company over an explosion that killed two people and damaged several homes in Flint, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed Nov. 30 in Genesee County Circuit Court on behalf of 55-year-old Lisa Rochowiak, who died eight...