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Israeli PM, Biden exchange frosty words over legal overhaul

Mar. 29, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday brushed aside criticism of his judicial overhaul plan from President Joe Biden, saying the matter was an internal Israeli issue and would not be influenced by outside pressure. While both sides tried to play down their...

Poll: Cut federal spending — but not big-ticket programs

Mar. 29, 2023 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the federal budget standoff, the majority of U.S. adults are asking lawmakers to pull off the impossible: Cut the overall size of government, but also devote more money to the most popular and expensive programs. Six in 10 U.S. adults say the government spends...

Greek prime minister calls general election for May 21

Mar. 28, 2023 20:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s center-right prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, called a May 21 general election Tuesday as his party’s long-standing lead in opinion polls has declined in the aftermath of the country’s worst train disaster. A Feb. 28 collision between a...

US consumer confidence ticks up in March

Mar. 28, 2023 11:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence inched up in March after two straight monthly declines, even as persistent inflation, bank collapses and anxiety over a possible recession weighed on American households. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index...

Scotland to get 1st Muslim leader as SNP elects Humza Yousaf

Mar. 27, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s governing party elected Humza Yousaf as its new leader on Monday, making him the first person of color and the first Muslim to lead the country of 5.5 million people. Yousaf narrowly defeated rival Kate Forbes after a bruising five-week contest that...

Debt, expenses stress lower income households: AP-NORC poll

Mar. 24, 2023 14:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal finances are a major source of stress for about half of the lower income households in the U.S., a new poll shows, illustrating the toll of high inflation and economic uncertainty on those who can least afford it. About half of U.S. adults in households...

Biden approval dips near lowest point: AP-NORC poll

Mar. 23, 2023 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Approval of President Joe Biden has dipped slightly since a month ago, nearing the lowest point of his presidency as his administration tries to project a sense of stability while confronting a pair of bank failures and inflation that remains stubbornly high. ...

Americans' faith in banks low after failures: AP-NORC poll

Mar. 22, 2023 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only 10% of U.S. adults say they have high confidence in the nation’s banks and other financial institutions, a new poll finds. That's down from the 22% who said they had high confidence in 2020. Following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank this month, the poll...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Mar. 22, 2023 13:10 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. March 21, 2023. Editorial: A painful exodus When a vote is taken, it stands to reason that there are winners and losers. Yet today, it’s hard to imagine that anyone who calls Columbus First United Methodist Church his/her church...

Scottish independence at crossroads in testy SNP leader race

Mar. 19, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party is finding Nicola Sturgeon a hard act to follow. Scotland’s governing party is holding an acrimonious contest to replace Sturgeon, a leader who came to dominate Scottish politics, but hit an impasse in her fight for independence from the...