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  • Anger mounts as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger and frustration mounted in Congress over the weekend as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired during a surge in the COVID-19 pandemic. One Democratic lawmaker even camped outside the Capitol in protest as millions of Americans faced being forced from their homes. Lawmakers said they were blindsided by President Joe Biden’s inaction […]
  • Smoke triggers pollution alerts in US West, Midwest

    DENVER (AP) — Numerous areas of the U.S. West and Midwest were under air quality alerts on Sunday as wildfire smoke lingered over much of the country. Alerts were in place across much of the northern U.S. Rockies, including portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Washington state and Idaho. Further to the east, smoke from fires burning […]
  • Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise

    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, also said he doesn’t foresee additional lockdowns in the U.S. because he believes enough people are vaccinated to avoid […]
  • Young TikTok star shot in California movie theater dies

    CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A young TikTok star who had been on life support after he and a friend were shot inside a Southern California movie theater has died, police and his family said Saturday. Anthony Barajas, 19, was watching “The Forever Purge” at a theater in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18, on Monday when […]
  • Man sentenced to 2 life terms in 2019 double murder, arson

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man prosecutors said baked and took cookies to the home of a 97-year-old bedridden woman before killing her and her adult son and setting fire to their eastern Pennsylvania home has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Drew Rose, 39, of Bethlehem pleaded guilty Friday in […]
  • Pandemic eviction crisis leads to greater tenant protections

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — In a mostly empty conference room at a Virginia cultural arts center, Tara Simmons was looking for someone who might help her stave off eviction. Simmons, a 44-year-old home health aide who lives with her two children and two grandchildren, was only a month behind on her rent. But that […]
  • Heavy equipment, dredge rebuild Louisiana barrier island

    WEST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. (AP) — Excavators, bulldozers and a dredge miles away from them are working on a $100 million project to raise and reshape a Louisiana barrier island. West Grand Terre Island helps protect communities from New Orleans’ west bank to Bayou Lafourche from hurricanes and storm surge, depending on the storm’s […]
  • Police: 10 shot in Queens by 2 men who fled on mopeds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two men strode up to a crowd outside a barbershop in the New York City borough of Queens and opened fire, wounding 10 people before fleeing on mopeds, police said Sunday morning. The shooting in the borough’s Corona neighborhood took place just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The eight men and two […]
  • Breakneck pace of crises keeps National Guard away from home

    SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — In the searing 108-degree heat, far from his Louisiana health care business, Army Col. Scott Desormeaux and his soldiers are on a dusty base near Syria’s northern border, helping Syrian rebel forces battle Islamic State militants and keeping an eye on Russian troops in the region. It’s tough duty for the […]
  • Still waiting, Senate grinds away on $1T infrastructure bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package could be held “in a matter of days,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. But first, senators still need to finish writing the vast legislation. Schumer opened the rare Sunday session by saying that the text of the bill would be released […]