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Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Facebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users. "I … more

U.S. has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans … more

Liz Cheney: `I was wrong' in opposing gay marriage in past

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose gay marriage in the past, a stand that once split her family.Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, … more

Pelosi vows to pass $1T bill, move ahead on larger measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden's broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this … more

Draft of Arizona GOP's vote review finds wider win by President Biden

PHOENIX - A draft report of the election review in Arizona's largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest there, an embarrassing end to a bizarre quest to … more

Some Argentines turn to unusual pets for comfort in pandemic

Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms - those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula. As the new coronavirus began to … more

Biden: Budget talks hit 'stalemate,' $3.5 trillion plan may take a while

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said Friday that talks about his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a "stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as … more

Oldest human footprints in North America discovered in New Mexico

WASHINGTON - Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America about 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday. The first footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands … more

CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive … more

Government: Dylann Roof's death sentence should stand

Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist … more

Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return

KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, … more

U.S. sets the stage for COVID-19 booster shots for millions

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans - despite doubts the extra … more

EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

WASHINGTON (AP) - In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators … more

Store attack: 'He kept on shooting, shooting, shooting'

A shooter attacked a grocery store in an upscale Tennessee suburb on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and wounding 12 others before the shooter was subsequently found dead of an apparent … more

Trump sues niece, New York Times over records behind 2018 tax story

NEW YORK - Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family's wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper's … more

Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in U.S.

DEL RIO, Texas - Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate … more

CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened on Wednesday to debate which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots and when - a question that has proved more contentious than the Biden administration … more

Fed foresees a potential rate hike as soon as next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may start raising its benchmark interest rate sometime next year, earlier than it envisioned three months ago and a sign that … more

Mexico buses, flies Haitians from remote area on U.S. border

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - Mexico has begun busing and flying Haitian migrants away from the U.S. border, authorities said Tuesday, signaling a new level of support for the United States as a giant refugee camp in a small Texas border town presented … more

Sheriff: No charges will be filed after boys die from heat in car

COLUMBIA - A sheriff said no charges will be filed against a South Carolina father whose 20-month-old boys died from heat after he forgot to drop them off at daycare and left them in his vehicle because he was under intense pressure at … more
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