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Medicare posts key nursing home staffing info for consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shining a light on key markers for nursing home quality, Medicare said Wednesday it is now posting details on staff turnover and weekend nurse coverage on its “Care Compare” website...

Biden cancels lease renewals for proposed Minnesota mine

The Biden administration on Wednesday canceled a move by former President Donald Trump to renew mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. ...

Biden picks 6 lawyers for US prosecutor posts, diverse group

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a diverse group of six lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, his latest picks for the top law enforcement positions. ...

Chinese APT 27 hackers targeting companies, says Germany

German intelligence on Wednesday said the hacker group APT 27 has started targeting German companies in sectors including pharmaceuticals and technology. Officials say the acronym APT (Advanced Persi...

Biden's big test: Proving he can rally allies against Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s effort to rally support, both at home and abroad, ahead of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest big test of his ability to bridge ideologi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2022. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

US approves major arms sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a massive $2.5 billion arms sale to Egypt despite ongoing concerns over human rights. The sales were announced just ho...

Biden warns Putin with sanctions as West steps up Ukraine defenses

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans ...

FTC sues to block Lockheed's purchase of supplier Aerojet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing to block Lockheed Martin Corp.'s $4.4 billion bid for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, saying it would limit competition and drive up prices for components u...

US plans more wild horse roundups this year than ever before

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration w...

US warns that chip shortage could shut down factories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. supply of computer chips has fallen to alarmingly low levels, raising the prospect of factory shutdowns, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Companies that us...

Biden to meet Qatar leader as energy worries loom in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host the ruling emir of Qatar at the White House on Monday, a visit that comes as U.S. and European allies are scrambling to put together contingency plans t...

Business Highlights: Volatile stocks, consumer confidence

___ Stocks end lower on Wall Street after another volatile day NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday after another volatile day of trading. Tec...

Biden administration officially withdraws vaccine rule

The Biden administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular COVID testing requirements. The Occupatio...

US, Europe plan for any cutoff of Russian natural gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and European officials are coordinating with natural gas suppliers around the globe to cushion the impact if Russia were to cut off energy supplies in the conflict over Ukraine,...