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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

Florida surpasses 50K COVID deaths after battling delta wave

MIAMI (AP) — Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled...
Sep. 16, 2021

Judge invites Prince Andrew to request unsealing of records

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement that his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl...
Sep. 16, 2021

McConnell unmoved on debt limit, risking turmoil for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has been enlisting one emissary after another to convince Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to help raise the federal debt limit. It's not working...
Sep. 16, 2021

Catholic orphanage's ex-residents ask church to fund therapy

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some of the residents of a long-closed Vermont orphanage want the Catholic Church to pay for therapy as they continue to recover from what they...
Sep. 16, 2021

Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They're feeling left...
Sep. 16, 2021

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons...
Sep. 16, 2021

Special counsel probing Trump-Russia investigation charges cybersecurity lawyer with making false statement to FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel probing Trump-Russia investigation charges cybersecurity lawyer with making false statement to FBI.
Sep. 16, 2021

GOP Senate candidate: US should not accept Afghan refugees

PHOENIX (AP) — The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon...
Sep. 16, 2021

Latest: GOP AGs threaten legal action over vaccine mandate

HOUSTON — Two dozen Republican attorneys general are warning the White House of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes...
Sep. 16, 2021

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Multiple forest fires on Thursday were threatening groves of gigantic sequoias in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains that are home to some of the world's largest...
Sep. 16, 2021

Lamon: US should not accept Afghans who helped in war

PHOENIX (AP) — The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon...
Sep. 16, 2021

Stocks end lower after a brief afternoon recovery fades

Stocks couldn’t hold on to a brief afternoon gain and wound up ending mostly lower. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each lost about 0.2% Thursday, while...
Sep. 16, 2021

MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose...
Sep. 16, 2021

Italy requires COVID-19 pass for all workers from Oct. 15

MILAN (AP) — Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by...
Sep. 16, 2021

NYC's Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City’s notorious Rikers...
Sep. 16, 2021

Muslim groups call for Hilton boycott over project in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is calling for a boycott of Hilton hotels over what it says are plans to build a hotel on the site of...
Sep. 16, 2021

Covered California director to step down in February

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The director of Covered California said Thursday he will step down early next year, prompting a national search for a new leader of the nation's largest...
Sep. 16, 2021

GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into...
Sep. 16, 2021

Ford adding 450 jobs to meet demand for new electric truck

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already...
Sep. 16, 2021

Fed reviews ethics policies after prolific trading uncovered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is reviewing the ethics policies that govern the financial holdings and activities of its senior officials in the wake of recent disclosures that two...
Sep. 16, 2021

German police detain teen after Yom Kippur synagogue threat

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was detained Thursday in connection with a possible plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities...
Sep. 16, 2021

UN: Tens of thousands await help 1 month after Haiti quake

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Haitians are still awaiting help more than a month after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southern region, a U.N...
Sep. 16, 2021

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