Sunday, May 09, 2021


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Updated 4 days, 21 hours ago

Biden nominates Grant County judge to federal district court

EPHRATA — President Joe Biden recently announced three judicial nominees to serve at federal district courts, on...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records

DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile ...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it

Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages.

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
As Lebanese cry for justice, politics paralyzes the system

BEIRUT (AP) — Even after she was taken off an investigation into alleged financial crimes by a money transfer company, the defiant Lebanese prosecutor charged ahead. She showed up at the company’s offices outside...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a midnight deadline on Tuesday to put together a new coalition government — or be looking at the possibility of leading his Likud party into the op...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Attention travelers! EU proposes reopening external borders

BRUSSELS (AP) — In an announcement sure to be welcomed by travelers worldwide, EU officials on Monday proposed easing restrictions on visiting the 27-nation bloc as vaccination campaigns across the continent gath...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
$6 million settlement for men abused at Kiwanis boys home

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Insurance companies are paying $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought against Kiwanis International and local Kiwanis clubs by seven men who were sexually abused at a Centralia group home for...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Judges hear arguments over contentious Census privacy tool

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people's information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Mond...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Top general drops opposition to change in sex assault policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sex...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday formally raised the nation's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates how many Americans immunized

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday vastly overstated the number of Americans who've been vaccinated against COVID-19. And when addressing the racial gap in vaccinations, he claimed progress that is n...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
The Latest: Sri Lanka receives 1st batch of Sputnik V shots

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka has received its first batch of the Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
US appeals court considers Idaho transgender athletes ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday gave little indication of how it might rule on the constitutionality of the first law in the nation banning transgender women and girls from playing on women’s s...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Democrats must find narrow path to curb high medicine prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they've been pushing for nearly 20 years onl...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Republican Susan Wright makes US House runoff in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Susan Wright of Texas, the widow of the first member of Congress to die after contracting COVID-19, advanced to a U.S. House runoff for her late husband’s seat Saturday night.

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the...