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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Republicans voted Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

Jan. 23, 2021 10:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. The censures of Sen. John McCain’s widow, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey are merely symbolic. But they show the...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

Jan. 23, 2021 9:38 PM EST

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other...

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California’s ban on indoor worship upheld by appeals court

Jan. 23, 2021 8:01 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a Southern California church’s request to overturn the state’s coronavirus restrictions barring worship services indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a newspaper report Saturday. The Sacramento Bee said Friday's ruling...

Woman found dead in Iowa was daughter of Minnesota justice

Jan. 23, 2021 6:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 21-year-old woman who was found dead outside a sorority house at Iowa State University was the daughter of a Minnesota Supreme Court justice and a prominent hospital executive, the family said in a statement. Family members identified the woman as Olivia Chutich, the daughter of...

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over 'forever chemicals'

Jan. 23, 2021 5:56 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2007, file photo, U.S. District Judge Dominic Squatrito speaks at a ceremony where his portrait was displayed and observing his change in status to a senior judge, in Hartford, Conn. Judge Squatrito, a Manchester native and Fulbright scholar who served on the federal court bench for more than 25 years, has died at age 82. Federal court officials say Squatrito died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

Connecticut federal Judge Dominic Squatrito dies at 82

Jan. 23, 2021 2:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Dominic Squatrito, a native of Connecticut and Fulbright scholar who served on the federal bench for more than 25 years, has died. He was 82. Squatrito died Wednesday, according to a statement released Friday evening by federal court officials in Connecticut,...

Oklahoma man charged with taking part in US Capitol invasion

Jan. 23, 2021 2:17 PM EST

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 23-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Andrew Craig Ericson, of Muskogee, was arrested Friday. Authorities allege that he livestreamed video of himself...

Hands Around the Capitol canceled because of safety concerns

Jan. 23, 2021 1:43 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The “Hands Around The Capitol” event is not being held for the first time in 47 years in Maine. The annual protest over the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion was canceled because of safety concerns at state capitols around the inauguration of President Joe...

Thousands of evictions loom in St. Louis amid pandemic

Jan. 23, 2021 12:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of eviction filings are piling up in St. Louis and St. Louis County courts, leaving landlords and tenants frustrated, and advocates predicting a tidal wave of homelessness to come. Landlords have filed for almost 5,000 evictions since mid-March, when local courts suspended them,...

Mississippi awards almost $3 million in preservation grants

Jan. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is awarding nearly $3 million for preservation and restoration projects. The Community Heritage Preservation Grant program is funded by public money allocated by the Legislature. The program is to preserve and restore courthouses,...