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United Methodist conservatives detail plans for a breakaway

Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The … more

WHO: 'Premature,' 'unrealistic' COVID-19 will end soon

GENEVA (AP) — A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was "premature" and "unrealistic" to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent … more

Cuomo sends letter authorizing probe of harassment claims

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general said she's moving forward with an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo after receiving a letter from his office … more

Biden to meet with Mexican president amid migration issues

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more … more

Trump calls for GOP unity

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking … more

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the … more

J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving U.S. 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose … more

House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote, now moves to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they'd revive their … more

Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case

PHOENIX - The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting efforts … more

Army crowdsources ideas to combat sexual assault crisis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic's own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military's most infamous … more

Boeing to pay $6.6M to settle FAA allegations

By The Associated Press Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement in 2015, and the aircraft maker has agreed to pay an additional $1.21 million to settle two … more

How U.S. airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran

BEIRUT (AP) - A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its approach to the Middle East. The strike was seemingly a … more

U.S. consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January, the sharpest increase in seven months and a sign that the economy may be poised to sustain a recovery from the … more

Russian diplomats hand-push trolley over North Korea border

MOSCOW (AP) - A group of Russian diplomats and their family members returned to Russia from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley on Thursday because the coronavirus pandemic has halted all passenger traffic between the countries, Russia's … more

U.S. advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the … more

Militia official: U.S. strike in Syria kills 1, wounds several

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one of their militiamen and wounding a number of others, an Iraqi … more

Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump's tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former president's last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over. The Manhattan district attorney's … more

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades, satellite photos analyzed by The … more

House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, … more

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., … more
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