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Caesars: Atlantic City casino pact grants 'historic' raises

Jul. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's largest casino employer said Friday a new contract it reached with the city's main employee union provides for “historic” raises. Caesars Entertainment owns a third of Atlantic City's nine casinos: Caesars, Harrah's and Tropicana. ...

Essence Festival says COVID vaccine still required for entry

Jul. 01, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2022 Essence Festival of Culture clarified its admission policy Friday, saying its coronavirus safety measures remain in place after an announcement via social media saying a negative COVID test result would be allowed for admission to its events was sent in error. ...

Delaware auditor dodges felony charges, guilty of misconduct

Jul. 01, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A jury returned a mixed verdict Friday in the corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, acquitting her of felony charges but finding her guilty of three misdemeanors. McGuiness, a Democrat elected in 2018, is the first statewide elected official...

Indiana pays nearly $520,000 to law firm for governor's suit

Jul. 01, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office racked up more than $500,000 in legal bills for its successful court fight against an attempt by state legislators to give themselves more power to intervene during public health emergencies. The state has paid almost $520,000 to...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 01, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...

New Zealand leader makes 1st trip to UK since trade deal

Jul. 01, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday made her first visit to the U.K. since both countries signed a free trade agreement, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost bilateral ties and discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. The trip came after...

Migrants walk north from southern Mexico in protest

Jul. 01, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Some 2,000 migrants, most Venezuelans, walked out of this southern Mexico city early Friday en masse to pressure authorities into allowing them to continue to the United States border at a time attention is focused on immigration. The latest large public...

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

Jul. 01, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would...

Massachusetts man to plead guilty to pandemic relief fraud

Jul. 01, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining about $1.2 million in federal loans intended to help businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. James Joseph Cohen, 59, of Wenham, between April 2020 and September 2021 submitted six...

African officials: Monkeypox spread is already an emergency

Jul. 01, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Health authorities in Africa say they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak there as an emergency and are calling on rich countries to share the world's limited supply of vaccines in an effort to avoid the glaring equity problems seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...