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Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

Jun. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965, has died. He was 85. The Twins announced Grant's death Saturday. No cause was given. Grant's personal...

Gov says Kentucky succeeded by putting science over politics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he ended most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics. ...

Lucky number: Biden is 13th US president to meet the queen

Jun. 11, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Imagine trying to make an impression on someone who’s met, well, almost everyone. Such is the challenge for President Joe Biden, who is set to sip tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday at Windsor Castle after a Group of Seven leaders' summit in...

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

Jun. 10, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision. They described...

New federal COVID-19 safety rules exempt most employers

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections. The Labor Department included only health care...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...

Cicadas were flying; for hours, Biden's press plane was not

Jun. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cicadas were flying. The reporters hoping to join the president in Europe were not. Reporters traveling to the United Kingdom for President Joe Biden's first overseas trip were delayed seven hours after their chartered plane was overrun by cicadas....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals

Jun. 08, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China. The 68-32...

Today in History

Jun. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 5, the 156th day of 2021. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1967, war erupted in the Middle East as Israel, anticipating a possible attack...