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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Robert Halstead, executive director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, speaks during a debate in Las Vegas on restarting the Yucca Mountain Project. Halstead, whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas, is ending a career after three decades of service under Democratic and Republican governors.(Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Key figure in Nevada fight against nuclear dump retires

Jul. 11, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas is ending a career after three decades of service under Democratic and Republican governors. Robert Halstead, executive director of the Nevada...

This combination of self-portraits shows, from left, Martie Maguire, Emily Strayer and Natalie Maines, of The Chicks, who are promoting the release of their latest album

With new name and album, The Chicks' voices ring loud again

Jul. 10, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are no more. Breaking their ties to the South, The Chicks are stepping into a new chapter in their storied career with their first new music in 14 years. The Texas trio of Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines have been teasing new music for a year, and...

Today in History

Jul. 10, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2020. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.) ...

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson speaks at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Thompson, who took over as interim president of the University of Wisconsin System this month, said Thursday, July 9, 2020, that he has requested $110 million in funding from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to purchase masks and other equipment for campuses to safely reopen this fall amid the coronavirus. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Face masks made mandatory on all UW campuses this fall

Jul. 9, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Face masks will be mandatory inside all University of Wisconsin campus buildings statewide under a policy adopted unanimously Thursday by the Board of Regents after interim President Tommy Thompson said there was no way to open safely amid the coronavirus pandemic without the mandate....

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 file photo, police for a line near St. John's Episcopal Church as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington. Floyd, a Black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. St. John's, at the epicenter of protests in Washington, has a long legacy on civil rights dating to its embrace of the 1963 March on Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington's 'Church of Presidents' etched in history again

Jul. 9, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

The Rev. John C. Harper had been rector at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church for less than a year when the 1963 March on Washington began taking shape. A lay leader in the congregation urged him to steer clear of it — but instead he embraced it. Harper held a service the morning of the...

In this 1987 photo made available by The State Archives of Florida, Wayne Mixson poses in Tallahassee, Fla. Mixson, a former Florida Governor whose three-day term was shortest in state history, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. He was 98. Mixson took over the top spot on Jan. 3, 1987, when Gov. Bob Graham resigned early to be sworn into the U.S. Senate. Mixson was a two-term lieutenant governor. (The State Archives of Florida via AP)

Wayne Mixson, Florida's governor for 3 days, has died

Jul. 8, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Wayne Mixson, whose three-day term was shortest in state history, died Wednesday. He was 98. Mixson took over the top spot on Jan. 3, 1987, when Gov. Bob Graham resigned early to be sworn into the U.S. Senate. Mixson died at his home in Tallahassee surrounded by...

Appeals court deals 2nd blow to Trump asylum policy

Jul. 6, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has no immediate impact because a...

A police officer walks outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes

Jul. 6, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision flavored with references to “Hamilton” and “Veep,” the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House during a

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 99% of virus cases benign

Jul. 6, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is understating the danger of the coronavirus to people who get it, as more and more become infected in the U.S. In his latest of many statements playing down the severity of the pandemic, Trump declared that 99% of cases of COVID-19 are harmless. That flies in the...

Today in History

Jul. 6, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 6, the 188th day of 2020. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1942, Anne Frank, her parents and sister entered a “secret annex” in an Amsterdam building where they were later joined by four other people; they...