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Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

Aug. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. ...

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 03, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a...

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Aug. 03, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism. ...

Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race

Aug. 03, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year's midterm elections. After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional...

Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports

Aug. 03, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S....

Thousands flee homes outside Athens as heat fuels wildfires

Aug. 03, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

TATOI, Greece (AP) — More than 500 firefighters struggled through the night to contain a large forest blaze on the outskirts of Athens, which raced into residential areas Tuesday, forcing thousands to flee. It was the worst of 81 wildfires that broke out in Greece over the past 24 hours,...

Olympics Latest: Brazil's Cunha wins women's marathon swim

Aug. 03, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women’s...

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Aug. 03, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Pentagon, the headquarters...

A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it

Aug. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. Now imagine how it could look with...

Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

Aug. 03, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple's home in a luxury St. Louis enclave last year. ...

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Trump-backed newcomer Mike Carey has won the crowded Republican primary for an open US House seat in central Ohio

Aug. 03, 2021 21:03 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Trump-backed newcomer Mike Carey has won the crowded Republican primary for an open US House seat in central Ohio.

Bear cub rescued from Sierra wildfire escapes Tahoe center

Aug. 03, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe are asking for the public’s help in locating a bear cub that escaped from an animal rescue center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a Sierra wildfire. The 6-month-old black bear —...

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 03, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a...

State Rep. Allison Russo has won the Democratic primary for an open US House seat in central Ohio

Aug. 03, 2021 20:54 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State Rep. Allison Russo has won the Democratic primary for an open US House seat in central Ohio.

Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race

Aug. 03, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year's midterm elections. After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional...

A look at the harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Aug. 03, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited report issued Tuesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed several accounts from accusers who have gone public. But the report also revealed previously unknown...

Thai protest leader renews calls for reform of monarchy

Aug. 03, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai protest leader on Tuesday renewed calls for the reform of the country’s monarchy and suggested that time was running out for the powerful institution to respond. “This year shall be the last year that we will discuss monarchy reform. After...

Laverne Gore wins GOP primary for open US House seat in Ohio

Aug. 03, 2021 20:47 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Laverne Gore wins GOP primary for open US House seat in Ohio.

PG&E says equipment may be tied to fire, touts improvements

Aug. 03, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said its equipment may have been involved in starting a small wildfire that merged with a massive blaze now threatening homes in the Northern California mountains, a revelation that came Tuesday as the nation's largest utility briefed state...

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

Aug. 03, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes...