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Utah to lift statewide mask order under new law

Apr. 10, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will become the latest state to lift its mask mandate on Saturday, the deadline set by a new state law, but the capital city and many businesses will continue requiring masks amid concern about communities still vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Apr. 10, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was...

UW-Madison program to study psychoactive drugs in treatment

Apr. 10, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new master’s degree program starting this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for careers studying the therapeutic effects of psychoactive drugs to treat mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...

COVID-19 pandemic cuts into car dealer's showroom inventory

Apr. 10, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall in Madison has one car on the showroom floor. In the sales lot, vehicles are parallel parked along the perimeter. Nick Prostrollo, whose family has been selling cars for three generations, just laughs at the way...

Virus ignites debate on future of Twin Cities commuter train

Apr. 10, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Every weekday, Mugesi Ogongi drives from her home in Monticello to the Northstar train station in Big Lake. Then, she takes the commuter train to Minneapolis, where she works as a mental health professional at M Health Fairview University of...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

Apr. 10, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The request by the White House budget...

Beach Boys fan magazine editor produced band's reunion song

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — David Beard is no stranger to the Beach Boys — and not just because the Fort Mill, S.C., resident has been the editor and publisher of the Beach Boys fan magazine Endless Summer Quarterly since 1993. In fact, his rapport with members of the band...

New online tools empower non-techies to build digital apps

Apr. 10, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — When something is called a movement, you know it’s big. That’s exactly the case with the no-code/low-code movement, which allows non-technical entrepreneurs and marketers more access to and control over the digital realm in which their companies...

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

Apr. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) by Chinese regulators on Saturday for anti-competitive tactics, as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over fast-growing tech industries. Party...

Nevada Democrats’ priorities emerge on bill deadline day

Apr. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers sped through hundreds of proposals on Friday to meet another major deadline of the 2021 legislative session, which required most bills to pass out of their first committee before Saturday to remain up for consideration. ...