What the future holds for Turf Paradise horse racing track
It’s the end of an era at Turf Paradise, the historic horse racing track in north Phoenix. The track’s owner, Jerry Simms, announced he would retire after 23 years running it and there would be no more live racing.
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Abortions resume in Wisconsin after 15 months of legal uncertainty
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, a law still on the books from 1849 left the legality of abortions in dispute in the state. This week, Planned Parenthood resumes services.
Free COVID tests by mail are back, starting Monday
People will be able to go to COVIDTests.gov and get four free tests per household, starting next week. The Biden administration says it is trying to prepare for the fall and winter COVID season.
2 Black TikTok workers claim discrimination: Both were fired after complaining to HR
Two Black employees bring charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging they suffered discrimination and retaliation while working at the social media giant.
Fox founder Rupert Murdoch steps down from global media empire
Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as chair of his media empire, which includes Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post. He is handing the reins to his son Lachlan.
Biden is telling his donors that Trump is out to destroy democracy
President Biden isn't doing a lot of campaign events yet. But when he meets donors, he is spending a lot of time talking about the Republican frontrunner, former President Donald Trump.
The Senate's dress code just got more relaxed. Some insist on staying buttoned-up
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's decision not to enforce an unofficial dress code has elicited strong reactions and dominated talk on Capitol Hill, even as a potential government shutdown looms.