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Thu. 10:08 a.m.: Mexican forces surround border migrant camp

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn today, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered ...

Thu. 9:21 a.m.: US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily. This morning's report from the Labor Department ...

Thu. 9:15 a.m.: US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration's special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said this morning. Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following ...

Thu. 8:43 a.m.: Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in US

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said today that he is hopeful the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and President Donald Trump's administration will soon overturn abortion rights in the United States. Pence spoke at a forum ...

Thu. 8:41 a.m.: Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said today. The winners of this year's prizes in chemistry, literature, physics, medicine and economics, as ...

Thu. 8:20 a.m.: One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled plans today to require smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile devices. The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, proposed legislation that would mandate USB-C cables for charging, technology that many device makers ...