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GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirus

Jun. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Republican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party’s more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the White House and control of Capitol Hill in 2020. ...

North Dakota health officials warn of toxic blue-green algae

Jun. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning residents to avoid blue-green algae that can develop in bodies of water. Hot summer weather contributes to the production of the algae that’s also known as cyanobacteria. People and animals who ingest...

Korean 'comfort women' memorial a no-go in Aurora

Jun. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — David Oh has a clear vision for a “Statue of Peace” memorial on Aurora city grounds, but it won’t likely ever materialize. He envisions a girl dressed in a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, sitting on a chair with a bird perched on her...

Delaware inmate dies after being admitted to hospital

Jun. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Corrections officials in Delaware said that an inmate died of non-coronavirus causes after being admitted to a hospital with shortness of breath. The Delaware Department of Correction issued a news release Saturday saying that the inmate at the James...

Giant wooden troll takes up residence in Wyoming park

Jun. 12, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Where once there were pebbles, now sits an enormous troll. The recycled wooden sculpture, now lounging in Rendezvous Park, is the brainchild of Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo, who has built trolls all over the world. Their whimsical construction...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

Iran nuclear talks aimed at reset, face major challenges

Jun. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Talks between Iran and global powers restarted Saturday with the goal of trying to restore a landmark agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that the Trump administration abandoned in 2018. Senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia,...

Police: 2 shooters killed 1, hurt 9 on Chicago's South Side

Jun. 12, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police are searching for two men who opened fire on a group of people on the city's South Side early Saturday, killing one woman and injuring nine people. Police had not released any detail about the suspects on Saturday. In...

Police: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Winston-Salem shooting

Jun. 12, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in Winston-Salem said that one person was killed and three others suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting. A news release from Winston-Salem police said the shooting happened late Friday night in a residential area south of...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China’s efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing, including for its forced labor...