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Group expected to file an effort to recall Inslee

OLYMPIA — A group seeking to recall Gov. Jay Inslee was expected to file paperwork with Washington Secretary of ...

Updated 59 minutes ago
The Latest: Thousands of vaccines set to expire in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s national vaccination committee chief announced tens of thousands of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are set to expire and will likely have to be destroyed.

Updated 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
'We have a deal': Biden announces infrastructure agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on

Updated 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
Washington governor extends eviction moratorium to Sept. 30

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he was extending the state's eviction moratorium to Sept. 30, with some modifications, to ensure that federal COVID-19 relief funds intended for...

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'Horrible:' 64 dead in Ethiopian airstrike on Tigray

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s military on Thursday said it was responsible for

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Cold water released from N. Idaho dam to help salmon

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have started releasing cold water from a northern Idaho dam to keep Snake River water temperatures cool to help migrating salmon and steelhead.

Updated 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract 100 million barrels of crude annually from a reservation shared by three Nat...

Updated 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
'We have deal': Biden, bipartisan senators on infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that “we have a deal,” signaling a bipartisan agreement on a $953 billion infrastructure plan that would achieve

Updated 3 hours, 59 minutes ago
Senators meet Biden on infrastructure, raising hope for deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators sat down with President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday, seeking his support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan and raising hopes for a breakthrough a...

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New York court suspends Rudy Giuliani's law license

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court suspended

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Hungry grasshoppers spurred by US drought threaten rangeland

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers.

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The Latest: Delta variant puts Africa at risk of third wave

NAIROBI, Kenya — The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 20 countries across the continent of 1.3 billion people are in the grip of a “very devastating” third wave of C...

Updated 5 hours, 26 minutes ago
CDC extends eviction moratorium a month, says it's last time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help millions of tenants unable to make rent payments during

Updated 5 hours, 26 minutes ago
EXPLAINER: So much buzz, but what is critical race theory?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has railed against it. Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution condemning any requirement for teachers to be trained in it. And several Republican...

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Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for 30 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for 30 days to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Russia border countries in Europe cool on Putin talks plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — Countries bordering Russia expressed deep concern Thursday about a Franco-German plan to resume official meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, likening the move to an attempt to talk a b...