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The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 21, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

Sep. 21, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The mayor said Peoria is at a “breaking point” after three shootings so far this week, the city's 23rd homicide in 2021 and a major fight at a high school. More than a dozen people from the school district, city hall and other groups stood with...

Rural county tears Nevada 'Innovation Zones' plan to pieces

Sep. 21, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In their first public opportunity to voice concerns on a proposal to let tech companies that meet certain requirements create semi-autonomous jurisdictions called Innovation Zones, officials from Storey County dressed down the idea in a line-by-line fashion. ...

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Sep. 21, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko...

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

Sep. 21, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls. Most of China is virus-free, but the...

Rikers Island should close, say 4 House Democrats from NY

Sep. 21, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler,...

Albuquerque officials lay out plan to combat violent crime

Sep. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city and other officials say they have a plan to address Albuquerque’s record homicides and other violent crime. Mayor Tim Keller presented details of the plan Tuesday. It includes 40 items that range from...

After Ida outages, utility proposals include city takeover

Sep. 21, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it's ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal power system. ...

Board: Public universities cannot require COVID-19 vaccine

Sep. 21, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The board that governs Mississippi's public universities has voted to prohibit schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning took the vote on Friday, said...