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The Latest: Report: LA County police, fire saw 211 outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting for...

Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

Sep. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while...

Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana

Sep. 26, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials sent a team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized Sunday, officials said. The westbound...

Cyprus-based firm fined for dumping oily water in Atlantic

Sep. 24, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Cyprus-based company was ordered to pay a $2 million fine Thursday after pleading guilty to charges that one of its ships dumped oily water into the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced. The...

EXPLAINER: California making plans to give COVID-19 boosters

Sep. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is preparing to administer third “booster” vaccine shots against COVID-19 for older people and immunocompromised adults as well as initial shots for students under 12 once the federal government approves them for children. On Thursday, state officials...

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

Sep. 23, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer full of tangled cables to find the right one. ...

Business group: China's tech self-reliance plans hurt growth

Sep. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and use less foreign technology is slashing economic growth, a foreign business group warned Thursday. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China appealed to Beijing...

Epic CEO: Apple won't let Fortnite back until case ends

Sep. 22, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc., said Wednesday it’s been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem” until the companies’ legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: SC on track for marriage of cheaper, greener electricity. We can’t back down South Carolinians got taken to the cleaners in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. Those of us who underwrote the...

Trump sues niece, NY Times over records behind '18 tax story

Sep. 22, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters. ...