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  • Contractors who powered US war in Afghanistan stuck in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Some of the foreign contractors who powered the logistics of America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan now find themselves stranded on an unending layover in Dubai without a way to get home.
  • Shortages of supplies and workers will delay Gulf rebuilding

    Joe Sobol, owner of Big Easy Construction in New Orleans, has bad news for homeowners who've been calling about roofs damaged by Hurricane Ida or to get an update on renovations that were scheduled before the storm ripped through the area.
  • Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated.
  • Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel restrictions.
  • US calls reports of migrant children in buses 'unacceptable'

    Reports of unaccompanied migrant children being forced to stay overnight in parked buses at the Dallas convention center are “completely unacceptable” if true, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday.
  • 4 tips for starting or reinventing a business in tough times

    Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession.
  • Cellphones offer look back at most personal moments of 2020

    A year like no other: Americans shambled through it, doing the best they could under circumstances that were uneven at best — and sometimes downright punishing.
  • Christmas trees and their decorations have evolved

    In the story of St. Boniface, a Thunder Oak decorated with lit candles and gilded apples was glowing in the dark forest one Christmas day in 8th century Germany. The pagan god Thor was to be appeased with a human sacrifice. But Wynfred, an English Christian missionary later to be known as St. Boniface, split the giant oak into four parts with one stroke of an axe, revealing a small fir tree nearby ... the first Christmas tree, perhaps.
  • 6 New Year's resolutions for new homeowners

    We all make New Year's resolutions, but let's be honest: Most are wishful thinking. By February, that "lose 20 pounds" or "learn Spanish" resolution has gone right out the window.
  • Canine shelter takes on Tehran stray dog problem - humanely

    TEHRAN, Iran - On a cold winter morning in the Iranian capital recently, a homeless dog lay basking in the sun's rays for warmth. Suddenly, the canine moaned — it had been shot with an anesthetic dart from a blowpipe. It ran several steps, then fell immobilized.

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