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EXPLAINER: Will pricey Hawaii do enough to limit evictions?

Jul. 30, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...

Pelosi, Schumer to huddle with Biden on voting legislation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats will huddle with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, looking to salvage their effort to enact federal voting legislation that could counter state laws restricting access to the ballot. The meeting between...

Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

Jul. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday,...

Poland's president sees need for law change after EU censure

Jul. 30, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said Friday he sees the need for changes to his country's law on disciplining judges, in a significant shift in tone on an issue that has brought a tense and drawn-out spat with European Union authorities. Duda...

EXPLAINER: Will Massachusetts do enough to limit evictions?

Jul. 30, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the...

Deliveroo eyes Spain exit amid legal changes for its workers

Jul. 30, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Food delivery platform Deliveroo says it is considering shuttering its operations in Spain, ahead of a deadline to comply with a new law that requires it to hire workers who are freelancing for the company. Deliveroo's announcement Friday came as the...

Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in national security law's first case as Beijing tightens control

Jul. 30, 2021 03:21 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in national security law's first case as Beijing tightens control.

Governor says lawmaker must go if charged in kickback probe

Jul. 29, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A leading New Mexico legislator should be prepared to resign if she is indicted in an investigation into possible racketeering, money laundering, kickbacks and violations of a law governing the conduct of state lawmakers, said New Mexico’s Democratic governor. ...

Arkansas governor seeks to lift ban on school mask mandates

Jul. 29, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor said Thursday that he will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider lifting the state's ban on mask requirements in public schools as the state's coronavirus cases continue surging weeks before students return to classes. ...

Illinois governor signs elected Chicago school board measure

Jul. 29, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will get an elected school board for the first time under a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The new law would phase out a seven-member board of mayoral appointees for a 21-member elected board in place by 2027, allowing...