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Today in History

Jul. 2, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 2, the 184th day of 2020. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (gee-TOH') at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the following September. (Guiteau...

Judge returns Ken Paxton fraud case to his home county

Jun. 25, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered that the felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton be returned to his home county in North Texas. State District Judge Robert Johnson in Houston agreed with a July 18 motion filed by Paxton's attorneys that pointed out that the...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, people visit the beach in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus pandemic. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, June 23, 2020, that he will leverage $2.5 billion in the upcoming state budget to penalize counties that fail to comply with the state's mandates on wearing masks, testing and other measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California uses funding as threat over virus measures

Jun. 24, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California sees a worrisome rise in the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Newsom threatened Wednesday to withhold up to $2.5 billion in the upcoming state budget from local governments that fail to comply with state mandates on wearing masks, testing and...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign on Santa Monica Boulevard reminds people to wear masks to limit the spread of coronavirus in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration on Thursday, June 18, 2020, mandated that Californians wear masks in most indoor settings as the state continues to battle the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

Jun. 18, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday started requiring people throughout the state to wear masks in most indoor settings and outdoors when distancing isn't possible as the coronavirus continues to spread. “Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said...

Monsignor Paul Richard Gallagher speaks during a press conference to present a document on the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical

Vatican: Climate change efforts go forward even without US

Jun. 18, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican stressed Thursday that the movement to combat climate change is unstoppable and worldwide, although it said it would welcome a U.S. return to the Paris agreement. The Holy See’s foreign minister, Monsignor Paul Gallagher, at a news conference marking five years since...

In this photo taken Monday, June 15, 2020, Republican Assemblymen James Gallagher, of Yuba City, left, and Kevin Kiley, of Rocklin confer at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. An appellate judge, on Wednesday, June 17, stayed a lower court's order barring  California Gov. Gavin Newsom from issuing directives that might conflict with state law. Gallagher and Kiley sued Newsom saying he had exceeded his authority.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Appeals judge halts limit on governor's emergency powers

Jun. 17, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An appellate judge on Wednesday stayed a lower court's order barring Gov. Gavin Newsom from issuing directives that might conflict with state law, freeing him to take additional executive actions during the coronavirus pandemic. Sutter County Superior Court Judge Perry Parker on...

Retailer to pay fine for snowmobiling on public land

Jun. 17, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — An outdoor clothing company owner in Colorado has reached a plea agreement after illegally riding his snowmobile last year on public land in White River National Forest that is closed to motorized travel, authorities said. Virtika Outerwear owner David Lesh, 35, was fined $500 and...

In this image provided by Hamilton City Council, council workers remove the bronze statue of British Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton from a square in central Hamilton, New Zealand, Friday, June 12, 2020. The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday removed a bronze statue of the British naval officer the city is named after a man who is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s. (Hamilton City Council via AP)

New Zealand city removes statue of its 'murderous' namesake

Jun. 12, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday removed a bronze statue of the British naval officer for whom it is named — a man who is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s. The removal by city authorities came a day after a Maori tribe asked for the...

Colorado House takes up initiative involving property taxes

Jun. 10, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Senate has passed a measure to ask voters to repeal a constitutional amendment that severely limits residential property tax rates. The House on Wednesday took up the measure, which is bitterly opposed by fiscal conservatives but gained some Republican support as state and local...

Suits remain halted, mediation eyed in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Jun. 8, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has approved an agreement among attorneys to extend an injunction halting child sex abuse lawsuits against the organization’s 261 local councils until Nov. 16. Under the agreement approved Monday, local councils wanting...