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  • Alaska oil checks smaller, but they help pay virus bills

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. “Mine’s already spent,” he said of his share of the state’s oil wealth fund. “It goes to […]
  • US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained with their children — including some infants — after a federal judge set a deadline for the children to be freed, which advocates warned could lead to the renewed separation of families. In court papers, the […]
  • Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana. Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly outlined the plans in court documents filed […]
  • Group says it has ample signatures to get pot on ballot

    PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus. Organizers of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana use by people 21 and […]
  • Official suggests Kansas blew chance for coronavirus respite

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in coronavirus cases and suggested that it blew its chance for a summer respite from the pandemic by reopening its economy too quickly. Dr. Lee Norman, the top administrator at the state Department of Health and Environment, […]
  • GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

    DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn’t shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that I’ve heard of Q, I hope that this is real because […]
  • Judge sides with Disney in case of autistic accommodation

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has sided with Walt Disney World in ruling that the theme park resort wasn’t being unreasonable when it refused to give unlimited front-of-the-line passes to an autistic man whose mother said in court papers the accommodation should have been made under the Americans with Disabilities Act. U.S. District Judge […]
  • Judge sides with Disney in case of autistic accommodation

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has sided with Walt Disney World in ruling that the theme park resort wasn’t being unreasonable when it refused to give unlimited front-of-the-line passes to an autistic man whose mother said in court papers the accommodation should have been made under the Americans with Disabilities Act. U.S. District Judge […]
  • Catholic priest suspended for comparing BLM to ‘maggots’

    CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop suspended a suburban Indianapolis Catholic priest from public ministry on Wednesday for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites” in a recent church bulletin. Bishop Timothy Doherty, of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, took the action against the Rev. Theodore Rothrock, of St. Elizabeth […]
  • Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID

    MIAMI (AP) — With the coronavirus keeping Americans at home during the summer, countries south of the U.S. border are bracing for an economic reckoning from a decline in tourism. A new repor t Wednesday by the Inter-American Development Bank estimates that some of the most tourism-dependent economies in Latin America and the Caribbean could […]