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July 24, 2021 1:12 p.m.

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money.

July 24, 2021 11:03 a.m.

French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.

July 24, 2021 10:06 a.m.

The Latest: States scale back virus reports despite surges

OMAHA, Neb. — Several states scaled back their reporting on the coronavirus this month just as cases in the nation tripled. The delta variant of the virus is spreading quickly among the unvaccinated in some states.

July 24, 2021 9:27 a.m.

Health care for older immigrants sees momentum among states

CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer.

July 24, 2021 9:27 a.m.

Thousands march in Hungary Pride parade to oppose LGBT law

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade.

July 24, 2021 9:27 a.m.

Far-right and others march against French virus rules

PARIS (AP) — Far-right activists and members of France’s yellow vest movement protested Saturday against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and other venues and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.

July 24, 2021 9:12 a.m.

Beware of budget gimmicks in push for massive spending deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators fashioning a pair of colossal bills that would deliver more than $4 trillion for infrastructure, health care, environment and other initiatives insist they will fully pay for both plans.

July 24, 2021 8:03 a.m.

The Latest: Tanzania gets 1 million J&J vaccines from U.S.

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Tanzania has received its first batch of 1 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government.

July 24, 2021 6:27 a.m.

The Latest: Vietnam virus surge leads to Hanoi lockdown

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam has announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region.

July 24, 2021 3:03 a.m.

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, according to a letter sent Friday to several Republican members of Congress.

July 24, 2021 3:03 a.m.

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout.

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July 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Made in the shade: Find the right covers for your home’s windows

MOSES LAKE — Enjoying the sunshine on an almost daily basis in the summertime is one of the luxuries of living in the Columbia Basin, but finding the right shades, blinds or drapes to combat that sunlight can be key.

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

NC high school sports oversight revamp clears another panel

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to administer interscholastic sports advanced through another Senate committee on Thursday.

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

In shift, GOP ramps up vaccine push as resistance hardens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures.

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was briefly interrupted Friday by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack.

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed Thursday that the Justice Department would crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence that also includes funding community intervention programs and other neighborhood groups.

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

Biden says getting vaccinated 'gigantically important'

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of

July 24, 2021 12:09 a.m.

Kaseya gets master decryption key after July 4 global attack

BOSTON (AP) — The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key that will decrypt all of the more than 1,000 businesses and public organizations crippled in the global incident.