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Analysis: Big decisions await governor, voters after session

Jun. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers wrangled their votes, worked out their deals and wrapped up their session. But they still have two hurdles to getting their most significant measures enacted: persuading the voters and surviving the governor's veto pen. One...

Shop owner's plea as California reopens: 'I need customers'

Jun. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, Martha Medina would occasionally slip into her shuttered store on Los Angeles’ oldest street to ensure everything was secure. Colorful folklorico dresses from each of Mexico's 32 states lined the...

Florida zoo announces birth of southern white rhino

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo announced the birth of a southern white rhino, the eighth to be born in Tampa as part of a plan to help the species. Officials at ZooTampa at Lowry Park said the baby was born to a 20-year-old rhino named Alake last week. The female calf...

The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT — Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million. The Health Ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone in...

Public transit workers vote to join union

Jun. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Public transit workers in three southern Maine communities are joining a union to help them negotiate higher wages. Thirty-two drivers, mechanics and other workers in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach transit service voted to join the Amalgamated Transit Union...

Former West Virginia railroad designated as national trail

Jun. 13, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Greenbrier River Trail has been designated as a national recreation trail, federal officials said. The trail adds more 78 miles to the National Trails System, a network of more than 1,300 existing trails across the U.S., a...

'In the Heights' makes muted debut, edged by 'A Quiet Place'

Jun. 13, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of “In the Heights” dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box office. Jon M. Chu's exuberant adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's...

Bay Area home converted to mini museum about Black Panthers

Jun. 13, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A first-floor Bay Area apartment will soon be home to an exhibit of photos, banners and posters that explore the history of the Black Panther Party. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday that the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-meter)...

New law gets Nevada pot shops rolling toward smoking lounges

Jun. 13, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roger Bloss sat parked in his vehicle near a smoking area outside a prominent Strip casino resort. Bloss, the CEO of MJ Holdings, a Las Vegas-based company that grows cannabis in Nevada, observed dozens of people inhaling and exhaling for about an hour....

Fire disrupts live theater performance in Wichita Saturday

Jun. 13, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A fire disrupted opening night at the Crown Uptown Theatre in Wichita after lighting appeared to strike the nearly 100-year-old building. General manager Max Wilson told The Wichita Eagle that the fire in a breaker in the basement interrupted a...