5 Republicans vying for governorship in New Mexico primary | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MORGAN LEE – Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Republican voters choose a candidate for governor of New Mexico from a field of five candidates during Tuesday’s primary election campaign dominated by concerns about the economy, violent crime and the United States southern border security. The winner of Tuesday’s GOP contest will face … Read more

North Korea tests short-range missile salvo | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea tested a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations out to sea on Sunday, the South Korean military said, extending a provocative streak of demonstrations. weapons this year that US and South Korean officials say may culminate in a test nuclear … Read more

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue at border | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL and ELLIOT SPAGAT – Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the southern border must continue, a judge said Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early in next week. The decision was just the latest example of a court derailing … Read more

US, Korea open to expanded military drills to deter North | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By AAMER MADHANI and JOSH BOAK – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after meeting on Saturday they would consider expanding military exercises to deter the nuclear threat from South Korea. North at a time when there is little hope for genuine … Read more

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program come under scrutiny | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRIAN SLODYSKO – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, football legend and leading Republican candidate for the Georgia Senate, often brags about his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health issues. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and … Read more

Mayorkas visits border to prepare for end of asylum limits | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an expected increase in the number of migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before the end of an order of public health after being used to deport almost 2 million people. times without the possibility of applying … Read more

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak grows | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has criticized authorities for slow drug deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the growing but largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people sick with fever and 50 dead in a few days, state … Read more

While Others Stranded, Colombians Reach US Via Mexico | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CLAUDIA TORRENS and GISELA SALOMON – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When his cellphone and computer accessories business was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvaro started thinking about leaving Colombia for the United States The 55-year-old, who said he also faces discrimination in Colombia because of his sexual orientation, learned this year … Read more

New Zealand to fully reopen borders and welcome skilled workers | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICK PERRY – Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will reopen its borders to tourists from all countries by July, allow cruise ships to return and ease the immigration of skilled workers as it turns back to the world after the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced on Wednesday. New Zealand imposed … Read more

South Korea’s new leader offers support if North denuclearizes | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative political neophyte, took office as South Korea’s new president on Tuesday with a vow to pursue a negotiated settlement of North Korea’s threatening nuclear program and a offer of a “bold plan” to improve Pyongyang’s economy … Read more