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  • Masks return to White House as COVID-19 surges in states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — And just like that, masks were back at the White House. After insisting for days that vaccinated people were safe from the virus, the White House quickly shifted course Tuesday after federal health officials revised their guidance to recommend indoor masking for the vaccinated in areas where the level of transmission of […]
  • Prosecutors won’t seek retrial in 3 Pilot Flying J cases

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors indicated Tuesday that they won’t pursue a new trial against the former president of Pilot Flying J and two of his former employees in connection to a rebate scheme aimed at cheating trucking companies out of millions of dollars. The motion made in U.S. District Court in Knoxville asks […]
  • Judge orders release of Avenatti financial information

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday ordered the public disclosure of financial information Michael Avenatti provided to qualify for publicly funded lawyers to defend him against charges he defrauded porn star Stormy Daniels. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman in Manhattan said the common law and First Amendment rights of public […]
  • Democratic donor convicted of offering drugs for sex; 2 died

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. Ed Buck was found guilty of all nine felony counts in federal court, which could lead to a life sentence. The […]
  • NBC’s Tokyo Olympics viewership gets off to rough start

    NEW YORK (AP) — If there’s going to be a surge in viewership interest in the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal is still waiting. For three straight nights, viewership for the Tokyo Games has been down more than 30% compared to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, and the network has been hit by a […]
  • EXPLAINER: Employers have legal right to mandate COVID shots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The state of California. New York City. Hospitals and nursing homes. Colleges and universities. Employers are putting COVID-19 vaccine mandates into place and it’s getting attention. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden said a requirement is under consideration for all federal employees. But what happens if workers […]
  • EXPLAINER: Employers have legal right to mandate COVID shots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The state of California. New York City. Hospitals and nursing homes. Colleges and universities. Employers are putting COVID-19 vaccine mandates into place and it’s getting attention. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden said a requirement is under consideration for all federal employees. But what happens if workers […]
  • Maryland man sentenced for threats against Biden, Harris

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for making death threats against U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when they were candidates during the 2020 campaign. The threats were contained in a scrawled letter left on the doorstep of a neighbor who had yard […]
  • Starbucks hits sales record as customers return to stores

    Starbucks saw record sales in the third quarter as the impact of the pandemic receded and customers flocked to its stores. But the company’s shares fell after it lowered its forecast for sales growth in China, its second-largest market outside the U.S. The Seattle-based coffee giant said its revenue soared 78% to $7.5 billion in […]
  • Teen fatally shot inside California theater, another wounded

    CORONA, Calif. (AP) — One teenager was fatally shot and another seriously wounded inside a Southern California movie theater, authorities said. Police responded to the theater in The Crossings mall in Corona around 11:45 p.m. Monday and found a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman with gunshot wounds. The woman died at the scene, and […]