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Biden, Dems get low marks on spending talks: AP-NORC poll

Oct. 28, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden and Democrats try to get a roughly $2 trillion package over the finish line, a new poll shows that fewer than half of Americans approve of how they have handled the spending bill. And many say they know little to nothing about it. ...

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll

Oct. 26, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago. About 6 out of 10 Americans also believe...

Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status

Oct. 26, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Princess Mako quietly married a commoner without traditional wedding celebrations Tuesday and said their marriage — delayed three years and opposed by some — "was a necessary choice to live while cherishing our hearts.” The marriage to Kei...

Business economists less optimistic about next year's growth

Oct. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's business economists are slightly less optimistic about growth prospects over the next year, noting a number of threats ranging from higher-than-expected inflation to lingering disruptions from COVID-19 and snarled supply chains. The...

Greenpeace chief warns of 'greenwashing' at UN climate talks

Oct. 22, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet. The summit hosted by Britain has been...

Dems' domestic plans popular, but reward by voters unassured

Oct. 21, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Democrats struggling to enact President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda are confronting one of Congress’ cruelest conundrums: Your goals may be popular, but that doesn't ensure they'll become law or that voters will reward you. Polls show the...

Japan's PM interrupts campaign as N Korea test-fires missile

Oct. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in the day. Fumio Kishida's campaign was already off...

New Mexico awards $2M contract for 'academic coaches'

Oct. 15, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State and school district officials...

#MeToo poll: Many in US more willing to call out misconduct

Oct. 15, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Americans have watched a public reckoning unfold since 2017 as the #MeToo movement exposed the enduring prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in people's lives. A string of powerful men were taken down in its wake. But has the movement changed their own lives in...

#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...