US employers add 211,000 jobs; unemployment 4.4 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in April as employers added a brisk 211,000 jobs, a reassuring sign that the economy's slump in the first three months of the year will likely prove temporary.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Old tech, passwords galore hurt US tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country, said a government watchdog report released Thursday.


  • Written by AMY TAXIN

Afghan women fear loss of shelters as funding dwindles

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan slides back into chaos, with a resurgent Taliban and dwindling international aid, many fear that the country's women's shelters could be forced to close, leaving those who rely on them at the mercy of an often harshly conservative society.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ , Associated Press