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UK House of Commons backs controversial migration bill

UK House of Commons backs controversial migration bill

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Wednesday approved a sweeping bill that will dramatically curb migrants’ ability to seek asylum in the U.K., despite critics’ allegations that it breaks international law.
Ukraine's Zelenskyy upbeat after talk with China's Xi

Ukraine's Zelenskyy upbeat after talk with China's Xi

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping had a “long and meaningful” phone call Wednesday, their first known contact since Russia invaded Ukraine over a year ago, and Beijing appointed an envo
Florida man gets prison term for role in attack on Capitol

Florida man gets prison term for role in attack on Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years and two months in federal prison for attacking police officers during the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 .
'Bond villain': Organizer accused of Zoom theft by O'Toole campaign seeks apology

'Bond villain': Organizer accused of Zoom theft by O'Toole campaign seeks apology

OTTAWA — The organizer Erin O'Toole named in a complaint about an alleged theft of Zoom materials more than two years ago is suing the former Conservative leader and demanding an apology, saying his name has been dragged through the mud.
Italy's Berlusconi recovering in 'optimal, convincing' way

Italy's Berlusconi recovering in 'optimal, convincing' way

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who has leukemia, is now stable after three weeks in the hospital being treated for a lung infection, his doctors reported Wednesday.
Senate committee advances Biden labor secretary nominee

Senate committee advances Biden labor secretary nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nomination for the next labor secretary, Julie Su, advanced through a Senate committee Wednesday, but a handful of Democrats are withholding support , creating uncertainty ahead of a vote in the full chamber.

At least 60 bodies found in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 60 bodies were discovered in several villages in eastern Congo's North Kivu province, authorities said Wednesday.
North Dakota limits bathroom use for transgender people

North Dakota limits bathroom use for transgender people

Transgender kids and adults in North Dakota won’t be able to access bathrooms, locker rooms or showers that match the gender they identify with in places like college dorms or jails, under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum.

Swiss to erect 1st national memorial honoring Nazi victims

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive body agreed Wednesday to help pay for the country's first national memorial to honor the six million Jews and other victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
Abortion-ban ordinances gain ground in New Mexico

Abortion-ban ordinances gain ground in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A small New Mexico town near Albuquerque adopted an ordinance Wednesday aimed at blocking the distribution of abortion medication or supplies by mail, extending a wave of local government restrictions on abortion .
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