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EXPLAINER: Colorado housing increases, so does homelessness

Jul. 30, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden 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 only tool...

Philly board votes to reject state senator's election audit

Jul. 30, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia’s elections board voted Friday to reject a Republican state senator's request for access to its voting machines for a “forensic investigation” into former President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection defeat. The Office of the City...

Colombia coastal city crowded with African, Haitian migrants

Jul. 30, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — A small city on Colombia's Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti, Africa and Cuba making what they hope will be a journey toward the United States. Local official estimate more than 10,000 migrants have massed recently in...

US readies new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

Jul. 30, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expected to impose new sanctions on Cuba on Friday as President Joe Biden meets with Cuban-American leaders at the White House to discuss a U.S. response to recent social protests on the island. Officials say new moves...

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...

Deadly shootings are up this year in Spartanburg

Jul. 30, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina city is brainstorming solutions to curb gun violence as shooting deaths have reached a recent high. Organizers in Spartanburg, South Carolina are putting on a citizen forum Saturday to discuss ideas and then present them to...

$400 million donation to fund Kalamazoo government projects

Jul. 30, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

It began with a highly unusual offer from two business executives — who both have billions in wealth — to bankroll a distressed city government. Five years later, the marriage of government and philanthropy born of that $70 million gift looks as though it will last forever. ...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Jul. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House...

Ex-NYC Council member gets 3 months in prison for tax crime

Jul. 29, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City Council member was sentenced Thursday to three months in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he evaded $82,000 in taxes. Chaim Deutsch, 52, a Brooklyn Democrat, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott in...

Gov. Cox says no mask mandates in school despite virus surge

Jul. 29, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah's daily coronavirus count eclipsed 1,000 cases Thursday for the first time in five months, Gov. Spencer Cox said he wouldn’t be pushing for mask mandates in schools during the upcoming year or a rollback of a state law that prohibits individual districts from...