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FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department said it is releasing on Monday, July 6 the names of more than 700,000 companies that received funds from the government’s small business lending program, a massive effort intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak.  (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP, File)

The Latest: Financial firms among big relief fund recipients

Jul. 6, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Treasury decision to identify hundreds of thousands of businesses that received funding through the Paycheck Protection Program, created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The financial services industry received roughly $27 billion...

DOD says soldier from Texas died in accident in Afghanistan

Jul. 4, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says a soldier has died after a vehicle accident that occurred in Afghanistan. The DOD said Saturday the soldier was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel, part of the NATO-led mission fighting militants in that country. Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, 21, from...

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott adjusts his mask after speaking in Austin, Texas.  Abbott on Thursday, July 2, ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

As Texas reverses course on masks, GOP digs in on convention

Jul. 3, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas began mandating face coverings Friday on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, his party charged ahead with plans for a massive convention this month in Houston, magnifying the conflicting responses in the Texas GOP to a rampant resurgence of the coronavirus. Abbott,...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Splash Mountain ride at Disney parks in California and Florida is being recast. Disney officials said the ride would no longer be tied to the 1946 movie,

The NBA is coming back, and here's 10 things to know

Jun. 27, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: THE RACE FOR 8 There are six teams in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference — Memphis, Portland, New...

FILE - In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff, takes part in a news conference in San Antonio. Bexar, a prominent Texas judge says an irate man smacked his hand when he tried to persuade the man to don a face covering Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. A spokeswoman for Wolff, the county's top non-judicial official, said the man was berating a store cashier who was asking him to wear a mask, when Wolff intervened. Wolff had ordered businesses to require face coverings as an anti-coronavirus measure and was explaining the need for them to the man. (AP Photo/Eric Gay File)

Texas man cited with disorderly conduct over mask dispute

Jun. 25, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 47-year-old Texas man was cited for disorderly conduct Thursday after he allegedly smacked the hand of a San Antonio-area official who was trying to persuade him to put on a face covering, officials said. The man's lawyer disputes the claim. Terry Toller turned himself in to the Bexar...

FILE - In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff, takes part in a news conference in San Antonio. Bexar, a prominent Texas judge says an irate man smacked his hand when he tried to persuade the man to don a face covering Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. A spokeswoman for Wolff, the county's top non-judicial official, said the man was berating a store cashier who was asking him to wear a mask, when Wolff intervened. Wolff had ordered businesses to require face coverings as an anti-coronavirus measure and was explaining the need for them to the man. (AP Photo/Eric Gay File)

Texas judge: Irate man smacked his hand over facemask appeal

Jun. 24, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A prominent Texas official says an irate man smacked his hand when he tried to persuade the man to don a face covering Wednesday. The man was berating a cashier at a Lowe’s home improvement store for requiring him to wear a mask, when Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff intervened, a...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, Denver Police officers form a line of defense as they square off with participants in a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Denver. Hundreds of officers across the country were fired, sometimes repeatedly, for violating policies but got their jobs back after appealing their cases to an arbitrator who successfully overturned their discipline – a all-too-common practice that experts say stands in the way of real accountability. On Monday, June 22, 2020 James Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police,  said

Police in misconduct cases stay on force through arbitration

Jun. 24, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, immigrants seeking asylum hold hands as they leave a cafeteria at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The isolation of at least three families at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detention center in Dilley, has raised new fears of the coronavirus spreading through a facility that has long been accused of providing substandard medical care. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Isolated and afraid, detained migrant kids worry about virus

Jun. 23, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In the isolation wing of a U.S. detention center for immigrant families, a woman from El Salvador says her 8-year-old son asks her if they are going to die. With no toys in their room and no ability to leave the room except to use the bathroom, the boy sleeps much of the day and otherwise...

Vice President Mike Pence waves to the crowd during a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Mail voting: Pence, aides embrace practice panned by Trump

Jun. 22, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and a half-dozen other senior advisers to President Donald Trump have repeatedly voted by mail, according to election records obtained by The Associated Press. That undercuts the president’s argument that the practice will lead to widespread fraud this...

This undated photo provided by Miami Dade County Department of Corrections show Jenelius Crew. Police say federal agents in Florida have arrested Crew, charged in a shooting outside a Texas bar that injured eight people. San Antonio police say U.S. Marshals arrested Crew Thursday, June 18, 2020, as he left a hotel in Miami. The charges stem from a shooting last Friday in the parking lot of a large San Antonio bar called Rebar. Police say the man was part of a group that had been turned away because they were too inebriated. (Miami Dade County Department of Corrections via AP)

Police: Man arrested in Florida for shooting 8 at Texas bar

Jun. 18, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal agents in Florida have arrested a man charged in a shooting outside a Texas bar last week that injured eight people, police said Thursday. U.S. Marshals arrested 37-year-old Jenelius Crew Thursday morning as he left a hotel in Miami, San Antonio police said in a statement....