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  • Mueller pushes back on criticism from lawyer on Russia team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller pushed back Tuesday against criticism from one of the top prosecutors on the Russia investigation team that the team was not as aggressive as it should have been in probing connections between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. The rare public statement from Mueller, his first since […]
  • House lawyer says Trump’s census order breaks with history

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s directive to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted when the number of congressional seats in each state is determined is an unlawful order and following it would break with almost 250 years of history, an attorney for the U.S. House of Representatives told judges Tuesday. […]
  • Regulators crack down on aggressive, dubious debt collectors

    NEW YORK (AP) — Those mysterious debt collectors who call insisting you’ll be in legal peril if you don’t pay them big bucks are in hot water themselves, accused in a nationwide crackdown of harassing and threatening consumers, often about debts that don’t actually exist. The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday highlighted enforcement actions filed […]
  • Orthodox Jewish areas in NYC may get virus-related fines

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by a spike in coronavirus infections in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, New York City officials will start issuing fines in those areas to people who refuse to wear masks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. De Blasio said he was sending teams of hundreds outreach workers and contact tracers […]
  • Notre Dame president apologizes for no mask at White House

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame’s president has issued an apology for not wearing a mask at a White House event after pictures surfaced online of him shaking hands and sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with people without one. Rev. John I. Jenkins attended the Rose Garden ceremony Saturday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, […]
  • Rapper NBA YoungBoy among 16 arrested in Louisiana’s capital

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rap artist NBA YoungBoy is among 16 people arrested Monday on drug and firearm charges in Louisiana’s capital city. The rapper whose given name is Kentrell Gaulden, 20, faces multiple drug charges following a gathering Monday night in Baton Rouge, city police told news outlets. He was being held Tuesday […]
  • Lawyers spar over Georgia voting machine glitch, planned fix

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk. During preelection testing on the new touchscreen voting machines last week, election […]
  • COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

    After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. Children of all ages now make up 10% of all U.S cases, up from 2% in April, the […]
  • Israeli PM to UN: Hezbollah storing missiles in Beirut

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of maintaining a “secret arms depot” in a residential neighborhood of Beirut, warning it could cause another tragic explosion in the Lebanese capital. Hezbollah denied the allegations and invited media outlets to immediately visit the site. In an address […]
  • MGM Resorts outlines conference health screening option

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant MGM Resorts International is teaming with a firm that provided COVID-19 screenings for the National Hockey League playoffs and a health care provider to high-volume events in an optional conference attendee safety plan at its U.S. hotels and casinos, the company announced Tuesday. A system dubbed “Convene with Confidence” […]