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House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won't run again

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The first of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol...
Sep. 16, 2021

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

HAVANA (AP) — Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses...
Sep. 16, 2021

Haiti PM, under fire, addresses evidence in leader's slaying

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The office of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry issued its first public statement Thursday about evidence authorities say they have of phone calls between him and...
Sep. 16, 2021

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: Alaska seeing one of sharpest COVID-19 surges in US

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s state epidemiologist says Alaska is experiencing “one of the sharpest surges” in COVID-19 in the country. Dr. Joe McLaughlin added that it’s not clear when the...
Sep. 16, 2021

Fighting fire with fire to protect ancient sequoia trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With flames advancing toward the signature grove of ancient massive trees in Sequoia National Park, firefighters on Thursday fought fire with fire. Using firing operations to...
Sep. 16, 2021

Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears...
Sep. 16, 2021

Arizona official seeks probe after voter data posted online

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the...
Sep. 16, 2021

EXPLAINER: The Texas abortion law's swift impact, and future

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on...
Sep. 16, 2021

Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has cleared the way for Minneapolis to vote on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed. The state’s...
Sep. 16, 2021

Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death.
Sep. 16, 2021

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems...
Sep. 16, 2021

Witnesses: Suspect in slayings of 4 met victim at bar

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — One of two men suspected in the shooting deaths of four people found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin was spotted meeting with one of the...
Sep. 16, 2021

Clarence Thomas criticizes judges for veering into politics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not...
Sep. 16, 2021

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred...
Sep. 16, 2021

Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: Mississippi passes New Jersey in COVID-19 death rate

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed...
Sep. 16, 2021

Another Texas execution delayed on religious freedom claims

HOUSTON (AP) — Another Texas inmate has had his execution delayed over claims the state is violating his religious freedom by not letting his spiritual adviser lay hands on him...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: US OKs new use for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment

WASHINGTON-- U.S. health officials have authorized Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment for a new use in preventing disease in people who have been recently exposed to the virus. The Food and...
Sep. 16, 2021

EPA strikes deal for cleanup of battery site that burned

CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois battery company to clean up a warehouse where a June fire led to the evacuation...
Sep. 16, 2021

West Africa to impose bans, freeze assets of Guinea junta

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have decided to impose travel bans and freeze financial assets of members of Guinea’s ruling junta and their families after a coup more...
Sep. 16, 2021

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games. Will “The Mandalorian” bow to...
Sep. 16, 2021

Illinois hopes 'better angels' prevail in Lincoln desk rehab

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The storage-room merchants' desk where President-elect Abraham Lincoln penned his first inaugural address, beseeching southern states to recall the “mystic chords of memory" and invoke “the...
Sep. 16, 2021

EXPLAINER: The Texas abortion's law swift impact, and future

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on...
Sep. 16, 2021

Tommy Thompson has surgery after water-skiing accident

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, had surgery Thursday following a water-skiing accident. “On...
Sep. 16, 2021

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