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Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed
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Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

Migrants hold up their phones showing the CBPOne app at a shelter Sunday, Jan 22, 2023, in Tijuana, Mexico. A mobile app for migrants to seek asylum in the United States has been oversaturated since it was introduced this month in one of several major changes to the government's response to unprecedented migration flows. Hoping to get lucky when a new appointments are made available daily, migrants are increasingly frustrated by a variety of error messages. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)Migrants hold up their phones showing the CBPOne app at a shelter Sunday, Jan 22, 2023, in Tijuana, Mexico. A mobile app for migrants to seek asylum in the United States has been oversaturated since it was introduced this month in one of several major changes to the government's response to unprecedented migrati...
UW System bans TikTok use on system devices
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UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

FILE - The TikTok app logo is pictured in Tokyo, Sept. 28, 2020. University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, that they will restrict the use of TikTok on system devices. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app owned by a Chinese company. Earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers banned the use of TikTok on Wisconsin state phones and other devices, citing potential risks to privacy, safety and security. The order didn't apply to th...
Governor Hobbs to keep migrant busing program
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Governor Hobbs to keep migrant busing program

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ten West Link transmission line, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Tonopah, Ariz. (AP Photo/Alberto Mariani) Associated Press Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is defending her decision to continue her Republican predecessor's program to transport migrants out of border communities. Hobbs said in an interview with The Arizona Republic published Wednesday that her focus would be on ensuring that the state's continued payment of migrants' travel costs is “efficient and humane.” “We just wanted to make sure that we were addressing this issue and, as I talked about many times in the campaign, in a way that was the best use of taxpayer resources and something that wasn’t a political stunt,” Hobbs told the n...
Governor creates commission to study Arizona prison problems
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Governor creates commission to study Arizona prison problems

FILE - Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, middle, is flanked behind by Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Glendale, left, and Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, right, at Hobbs' state of the state address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Jan. 9, 2023. On Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, Hobbs ordered a review of the procurement process for lethal injection drugs and other death penalty protocols due to the state's history of mismanaging executions. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) By JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Katie Hobbs on Wednesday announced the creation of a commission to study problems in Arizona’s prisons, including staffing levels and the health care offered to those behind bars. The creation of the commission by Hobbs, Arizona’s fir...
Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog
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Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber's record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to all his early career music. The Canadian-American pop star’s six albums, including his most recent album “Justice,” are part of the massive catalog sale deal with Hipgnosis, a U.K-based music investment company. Top artists like Sting, Bob Dylan and Shakira have in recent years sold rights to their catalogs for massive sums, but at 28 Bieber is the youngest superstar singer to do so. Hipgnosis acquired Shakira's catalog in 2018. Bieber's publishing copyrights, songwriter's ownership, master recordings and all rights of his entire catalog of recordings made through 2021 are now owned by Hipgnosis. That...
US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort
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US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

FILE - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands with German army Bundeswehr soldiers at a "Leopard 2" main battle tank during a training and instruction exercise in in Ostenholz, Germany, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Scholz is expected to announce Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 that his government will approve supplying German-made battle tanks to Ukraine. (Moritz Frankenberg/dpa via AP, File)German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)A boy takes pictures of old tanks on display at a war m...
Afghan soldier seeking US asylum freed from federal custody
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Afghan soldier seeking US asylum freed from federal custody

Sami-ullah Safi holds photographs of his brother, Abdul Wasi Safi, as he talks about his brother's journey to the U.S. during an interview Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Houston. Safi's brother, who's called Wasi by his family, was an intelligence officer with the Afghan National Security Forces, providing U.S. armed forces with information for operations against terrorists, said Sami-ullah Safi. Wasi was arrested after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Eagle Pass, Texas in September 2022, and charged with a federal misdemeanor related to wrongly entering the country and placed in a detention center in Central Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)In this photograph provided by Sami-ullah Safi, Abdul Wasi Safi takes selfie near Tapachula Mexico, during his journey to the U.S in 2022. Safi's ...
New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills
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New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Lawsuits have been filed in West Virginia and North Carolina challenging the states' restrictions on the use of abortion pills. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File) By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications. The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs in North Carolina and West Virginia run afoul of the federal authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has approved the abortion pill as a safe and effective meth...
‘Rick and Morty’ creator dropped by Hulu after abuse charges
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‘Rick and Morty’ creator dropped by Hulu after abuse charges

FILE - Justin Roiland poses for a portrait to promote the television series "Rick and Morty" on day two of Comic-Con International, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. Roiland, who created the animated series “Rick and Morty” and provides the voices of the two title characters, is awaiting trial on charges of felony domestic violence against a former girlfriend. A criminal complaint obtained Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, by The Associated Press from prosecutors in Orange County, Calif., detailed the charges against him. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hulu on Wednesday became the second television company to cut ties with “Rick and Morty” creator Justin Roiland after felony domestic abuse charges against him were revealed. “We have en...
Chris Stapleton, Babyface to sing at Super Bowl pregame in Arizona
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Chris Stapleton, Babyface to sing at Super Bowl pregame in Arizona

Babyface arrives at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)FILE - Chris Stapleton arrives at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. Stapleton will hit next month’s Super Bowl stage to sing the national anthem, while R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)FILE - Babyface performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2022. The R&B legend will perform “America the Beautiful” while country singer Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)FILE - Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds appears at the Secret Genius Awards in Los Angeles on No...