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California weighs extending eviction protections past June

Jun. 21, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation's most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. ...

Armenia PM party wins snap parliamentary election

Jun. 21, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Results released Monday showed that the party of Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won snap parliamentary elections which he called to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. With all precincts counted,...

Armenian election commission says acting PM Nikol Pashinyan's party wins snap parliamentary election with 53.9% of vote

Jun. 21, 2021 02:04 AM EDT
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian election commission says acting PM Nikol Pashinyan's party wins snap parliamentary election with 53.9% of vote.

Biden and Congress face a summer grind to create legislation

Jun. 21, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until recently, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long, summer slog of legislating. Congress is hunkered down, the House and Senate grinding...

Armenian PM's party far ahead with partial election results

Jun. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Partial results in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections show a strong lead for the party of acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, who called the election in a bid to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. But as the count...

Pollsters estimate French conservatives dominate 1st round of regional elections; Le Pen's far-right party trails

Jun. 20, 2021 14:07 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Pollsters estimate French conservatives dominate 1st round of regional elections; Le Pen's far-right party trails.

'Protected them to death': Elder-care COVID rules under fire

Jun. 19, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too. “We...

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

Jun. 19, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their...

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win

Jun. 19, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation's health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond. They want to expand insurance coverage for working-age people and their families, add new benefits to Medicare...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab

Jun. 19, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting...