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Senate Republicans to consider local redistricting delay

Jun. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate was slated to take up a Republican bill Wednesday that would delay local governments’ redistricting efforts. Wisconsin law requires counties to adopt redistricting plans for supervisors by July 1 and municipalities to adopt...

Theodore Roosevelt statue at New York museum to be relocated

Jun. 23, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History will be removed after years of criticism that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination. The New York City Public Design Commission...

Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper

Jun. 23, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s sole remaining pro-democracy newspaper will publish its last edition Thursday, forced to shut down after five editors and executives were arrested and millions of dollars in its assets were frozen as part of China's increasing crackdown on dissent in the...

Councilman defeats indicted Rochester mayor in Dem. primary

Jun. 23, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, was defeated Tuesday in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans. Evans’...

EU says UEFA has no 'excuse' for blocking rainbow protest

Jun. 23, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said he can’t find “any reasonable excuse” for UEFA to reject host city Munich’s plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungary at the European Championship. UEFA said it understood the...

Vermont Legislature to seek to overturn 3 governor vetoes

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

The Vermont Legislature will be back Wednesday to hold what is expected to be a two-day session to attempt to override three bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott. In Vermont, attempts to override vetoes by the governor must start in the chamber where the...

Hungary's PM uses soccer to push vision of right-wing Europe

Jun. 23, 2021 06:47 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Populist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBT community has turned this month's European Championship into a major stage for...

Arizona Senate passes budget, tax cut after House Dems walk

Jun. 23, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democrats refused to show up at the Capitol on Tuesday, blocking debate on a budget and a major tax cut primarily benefiting the wealthy. But the Senate plowed ahead, working until 2:30 Wednesday morning to pass the 11 bills including the...

Biden anti-crime effort takes on law-breaking gun dealers

Jun. 23, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is announcing new efforts to stem a rising national tide of violent crime as administration officials brace for what could be a turbulent summer, focusing on attacking gun violence, providing money to cities that need more police and offering community...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

Jun. 23, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number of daily cases since April...