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Bill going to Cooper requires parents to OK kid's COVID shot

Aug. 05, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill requiring minors to get approval from their parents before receiving a COVID-19 shot in North Carolina was sent to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday. The measure, which cleared the state Senate unanimously earlier this week, passed on...

US Rep. Comer eyeing House chairmanship, not governorship

Aug. 05, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. James Comer said Thursday that he currently has no plans to run for Kentucky governor in 2023, saying his sights are on another prize — the chairmanship of a key congressional committee. Comer lost a heartbreaking race for governor in...

US automakers pledge huge increase in electric vehicles

Aug. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the U.S. must “move fast” to win the world's carmaking future, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a commitment from the auto industry to produce electric vehicles for as much as half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade. Biden...

Nashville school officials agree to implement mask mandate

Aug. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Nashville's top school officials on Thursday agreed to enforce an universal mask mandate for the upcoming school year as part of an effort to protect children too young to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while the pandemic resurges across the state. The Metro Nashville Board...

Slimmer Pat Graham looking for more from Giants' defense

Aug. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While Pat Graham isn't a big fan of playbooks, the slimmed-down New York Giants defensive coordinator did let his mind wander about some new formations for his unit while vacationing near Cape Cod this summer. It would be the formations that...

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

Sinner, 19, beats Korda, 21, in 2 tiebreakers at Washington

Aug. 05, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jannik Sinner beat Sebastian Korda 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) at the Citi Open on Thursday in a matchup between two youngsters considered possible future stars of men's tennis who also happen to be doubles partners this week. Sinner is a 19-year-old from Italy...

Defense blasts shoddy job by police in 1984 hammer killings

Aug. 05, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Nevada inmate accused of killing three members of a suburban Denver family with a hammer nearly 40 years ago told jurors Thursday that police did a shoddy job investigating the murders, leaving key evidence untested for DNA evidence. ...

Sarkisian, new coach at Texas, wants to stay in the moment

Aug. 05, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian has yet to make his debut in the Big 12, but the new Texas coach was asked to ponder life in the Southeastern Conference. Texas and Oklahoma will move to the SEC no later than July 2025. For now, the Longhorns begin practice Friday,...

Biden signs bill awarding medals to Jan. 6 first responders

Aug. 05, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden paid tribute to law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection by signing legislation Thursday to award them Congressional Gold Medals for their service. Biden thanked the officers for saving the lives of members of Congress...