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  • Biden, GOP senators upbeat, plan more infrastructure talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After meeting at the White House, President Joe Biden and a group of Republican senators agreed to talk again early next week as negotiations intensified over a potentially bipartisan infrastructure package that could become one piece of the administration’s ambitious $4 trillion public investment plan. The GOP senators exited the more than […]
  • Philadelphia now says MOVE victims’ remains weren’t cremated

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A day after Philadelphia’s health commissioner was forced to resign over the cremation of partial remains belonging to victims of a 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization, the city now says those remains were never actually destroyed. Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement late Friday saying that the remains […]
  • States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

    More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. As many business owners pointed out, there […]
  • Prosecutors ask to drop most charges in doctor rape case

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — State prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to dismiss most sex crime charges filed against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend, who are accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home. The attorney general’s office, which took over the case from the Orange County district […]
  • Conservative group boasts of secret role in voting laws

    The head of a national conservative group told supporters it secretly helped draft legislation in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country as part of a coordinated network of organizations pushing to tighten voting laws across the country.
  • Appeals court upholds $25M award in Monsanto cancer case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million award against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. in a lawsuit that alleged a California man developed cancer from exposure to its best-selling weed killer, Roundup. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Monsanto’s appeal […]
  • Explainer: Why did Yankees test positive after vaccination?

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Yankees player and several team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus although they were vaccinated, the baseball club said this week, underscoring that it’s possible to get an infection even after the shots. A brief look at the cases: WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE TEAM? Player Gleyber Torres, three […]
  • Explainer: Why did Yankees test positive after vaccination?

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Yankees player and several team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus although they were vaccinated, the baseball club said this week, underscoring that it’s possible to get an infection even after the shots. A brief look at the cases: WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE TEAM? Player Gleyber Torres, three […]
  • City where Daunte Wright shot to vote on policing changes

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April are expected to vote Saturday on a resolution that would put the city on track to major changes to its policing practices. The resolution, backed by Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, would create […]
  • ‘Cold’: Man convicted of Yost killing may have ties to 2nd unsolved death

    A former police detective believes the man convicted of killing Joyce Yost might also have played a role in the unsolved disappearance of another Utah woman.