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Crews rush to contain bosque fire in Los Lunas

Jun. 23, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain a bosque fire in Los Lunas. Fire officials say the blaze began Tuesday night and has grown to about 7 acres. It has yet to reach any degree of containment. According to...

40 cows escape LA suburb slaughterhouse, 1 charges family

Jun. 23, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Forty cows escaped a slaughterhouse and ended up in a Los Angeles suburb where one was killed after charging a family, authorities said Wednesday. The cows were reported running loose on the streets of Pico Rivera around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday...

Socialist community activist India Walton defeats four-term Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 10:27 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Socialist community activist India Walton defeats four-term Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary.

High court: Armed Ohio school employees require training

Jun. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts that allow employees to be armed must also require police-level training for those workers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a victory for a group of parents who challenged a local district's armed employee policy. ...

School board meeting over transgender rules becomes chaotic

Jun. 23, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — One person was arrested and a second was cited for trespassing after Loudoun County's school board shut down public comment on proposed rules for the treatment of transgender students. Hundreds of people showed up at Tuesday's meeting in Leesburg to...

India Walton defeats Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary. The 38-year-old nurse and union leader pulled off the victory over Mayor Byron Brown with the backing of the Democratic Socialists of...

Eliminating business property tax gets bipartisan support

Jun. 23, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill to eliminate property taxes paid by Wisconsin businesses on equipment and furnishings is finding bipartisan support in the state Legislature. Republicans proposed eliminating the tax and included $202 million in the state budget proposal to...

Nearly $560K to expand telehealth to mental health patients

Jun. 23, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nearly $560,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds is going to a health care provider to expand access to telehealth services to veterans and low-income patients, New Hampshire's congressional delegation said. The money is going to the Mental Health...

Longtime Southwest CEO will step down next year

Jun. 23, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that longtime CEO Gary Kelly will step down in February and be succeeded by another veteran at the nation's fourth-largest airline. The new CEO will be Robert Jordan, the executive vice president of corporate services....

Toronto Film Festival plots in-person, digital edition

Jun. 23, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival is planning an extensive in-person festival in September, a year after turning to virtual red carpets and outdoor screenings because of the pandemic. Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the 45th edition...