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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Apr. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

Students' struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

Apr. 18, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students. But in his impoverished rural community deep in the Andes, his efforts were futile. ...

GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

Apr. 18, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting...

Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions

Apr. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access — or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, clergy have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression measures targeting Black and Hispanic people. ...

As session wanes, Florida lawmakers race to complete agenda

Apr. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With just two weeks left before their scheduled adjournment, both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature are inching closer to a budget deal as they continue to work on a slate of bills central to the governor's legislative agenda. In...

Parliament speaker: Syria presidential election May 26

Apr. 18, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s parliament speaker announced Sunday that presidential elections in the war-ravaged country will be held May 26. Speaker Hammoud Sabbagh said the window for nominations will be open for 10 days starting Monday. Syrians abroad will vote...

Republicans talk unity in Georgia but censure Kemp, others

Apr. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kelly Loeffler had a warning. The former U.S. senator from Georgia, defeated in a January runoff amid Republican infighting, told her hometown GOP committee Saturday that only a unified party can avoid a repeat in the 2022 midterms. ...

Idaho governor signs bill making ballot measures tougher

Apr. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Saturday signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a medical marijuana initiative and other left-leaning causes in the conservative state. ...

Detention of Jerusalem candidates threatens Palestinian poll

Apr. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli briefly detained three Jerusalem-based candidates for Palestinian legislative elections on Saturday, deepening a dispute over whether banning Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem from voting in next month's polls could derail them. The three...

Pandemic fuels business and politics for GOP nominee

Apr. 17, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for a vacant congressional seat in New Mexico is bringing an unusual perspective to the national discourse over pandemic restrictions and federal relief. Mark Moores, a state senator and co-owner with his wife of the...