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US limits immigration arrests at schools, 'protected' areas

Oct. 27, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities will limit arrests at schools, hospitals and other “protected” areas under guidelines issued Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security, part of a broader effort to roll back the approach to enforcement under President Donald Trump. ...

White House skeptical Iran ready to restart nuclear talks

Oct. 27, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday responded skeptically after Iran's chief negotiator announced that Tehran was ready to return to nuclear negotiations in Vienna by the end of next month. Ali Bagheri, Iran's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator for...

Progress on National bio-defense lab in Kansas delayed again

Oct. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Construction on a national bio-defense laboratory in Manhattan has been delayed, federal officials said. Officials said earlier this year that the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility would be substantially completed by this October. ...

Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test 'very concerning'

Oct. 27, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China recently conducted a “very concerning” test of a hypersonic weapon system as part of its aggressive advance in space and military technologies, the top U.S. military officer says. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. October 24, 2021. Editorial: S.Ga. must remain vigilant for Moody Moody Air Force Base is inextricably tied to the economy, culture and quality of life in Valdosta, Lowndes County and South Georgia. It is...

Israel OKs some 3,000 new settler homes, despite U.S. rebuke

Oct. 27, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, a day after the United States issued its strongest rebuke yet of such construction. It was the biggest announcement of settlement plans during the Biden administration. ...

US says Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted

Oct. 27, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. authorities launched a new battle on Wednesday to make Julian Assange face American justice, telling British judges that if they agree to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges, he could serve any U.S. prison sentence he receives in his native Australia. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

Vermont to utilize unused mental health beds at VA hospital

Oct. 27, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be utilizing unused mental health beds at the White River Junction veterans hospital to help alleviate strain in the state mental health system, the state announced Wednesday. The agreement with the Department of...

Violent rally in Pakistan leaves 4 police, 2 Islamists dead

Oct. 27, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Violence at an anti-France Islamist rally Wednesday in eastern Pakistan left at least four police officers and two demonstrators dead, officials said. The government deployed paramilitary troops to restore order. Thousands of supporters of an...