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The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate

Sep. 20, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry., The protest Tuesday in Melbourne was aimed at a Victoria state...

Historic headstones of DC African Americans relocated

Aug. 23, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Dozens of headstones from a historic African American cemetery in the nation's capital that were used as erosion control along the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River are being relocated to a memorial garden in Maryland. Maryland Gov. Larry...

EXPLAINER: What will the end of the eviction ban mean in DC?

Jul. 30, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the...

Washington, DC, is back to requiring masks be worn indoors

Jul. 29, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of rising regional COVID-19 infection numbers, the nation’s capital is returning to mandatory indoor mask requirements, regardless of vaccination status. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser says the new regulations will kick in on...

Today in History

Jul. 22, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2021. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of...

Padres, Nats recall harrowing scene after shots outside park

Jul. 18, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team's family members and friends in the seats. Tatis bolted from the bench down the left field line Saturday night, helped open a...

$60K reward offered after child killed, 5 others shot in DC

Jul. 17, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was killed and five other people were wounded when a gunman opened fire Friday night in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood, just feet from where police officers were stationed. The gunfire erupted shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday in the...

EXPLAINER: What will the end of the eviction ban mean in DC?

Jul. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions...

Biden to talk crime with city, police leaders nationwide

Jul. 11, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate and other city and law enforcement leaders from around the country to talk about reducing crime. Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president and the likely...