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UEFA declines Munich application for rainbow-colored stadium

Jun. 22, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — German soccer clubs are banding together to display rainbow colors during the country’s match against Hungary at the European Championship after UEFA rejected host city Munich’s plan to do the same. Stadiums in Berlin, Wolfsburg, Augsburg, Frankfurt...

Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park

Jun. 22, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed most claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police before then-President Donald Trump walked to a church near the White...

GOP ready to block elections bill in Senate showdown

Jun. 22, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ expansive elections and voting bill is all but certain to be rejected in a key test vote in the Senate, providing a dramatic example of Republicans’ use of the filibuster to block legislation and forcing hard questions for Democrats over next steps. ...

Wisconsin Republicans to send election bills to governor

Jun. 22, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to send bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would limit opportunities for absentee voting, make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots, and prohibit officials from filling in missing...

Hong Kong leader says US 'beautifying' security offenses

Jun. 22, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Foreign governments are “beautifying” acts that endanger national security in Hong Kong when they criticize the recent crackdown on a pro-democracy newspaper, the leader of the semiautonomous Chinese territory said Tuesday. Hong Kong leader Carrie...

Hungary's foreign minister defends law limiting LGBT rights

Jun. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister alleged Tuesday that a disinformation campaign was being used to rally international criticism of a recent law passed in Hungary that has been widely seen as targeting LGBT people. Speaking at a press conference...

Drivers could get learner's permit at age 15 under bill

Jun. 22, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New drivers in Wisconsin could get their learner's permit six months earlier than is allowed currently under a bill up for final approval Tuesday in the Assembly. The bill up for a vote Tuesday would allow for a driver to get their instructional...

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on penalty for defunding police

Jun. 22, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a Republican-backed bill that would penalize local governments that attempt to defund police. The bill, which the Senate passed earlier this month, is expected to be vetoed by Gov....

EXPLAINER: The Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA

Jun. 22, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

A Supreme Court ruling that went against the NCAA could open the door to schools using unlimited benefits tied to education to recruit top athletes. The NCAA’s loss in a 9-0 decision will not directly lead to play-for-pay in college athletics, but it did clear a path...

Amid clamor to increase prescribed burns, obstacles await

Jun. 22, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. “Harry the Torch,” “Burn-Em-Up Biswell” and “Doctor Burnwell”...