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Sweden's PM loses confidence vote amid housing crisis

Jun. 21, 2021 05:43 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, lost a confidence vote in parliament on Monday amid a housing crisis and skyrocketing real estate prices, making him the first Swedish government leader ever to lose such a motion. ...

Australia to soon change Cabinet with new deputy leader

Jun. 21, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will soon announce changes to his Cabinet after a scandal-tarnished colleague was elevated to deputy prime minister on Monday. Lawmakers in the junior coalition partner, the Nationals party, elected...

Political donations lead Stonewall Inn to ban some beers

Jun. 21, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation. Co-owners Stacy Lentz...

Analysis: New laws affect alcohol, elections and autopsies

Jun. 20, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect July 1 in Mississippi, including one that will allow home delivery of liquor, wine or beer from local stores. The deliveries are authorized by House Bill 1135. Buyers will have to prove they are at least 21, delivery...

Baltimore delays implementing plastic bag ban once again

Jun. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has once again delayed implementing its ban on single-use plastic bags. The Baltimore Sun reports that the city is now giving retailers until Oct. 1 to comply with the ordinance. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said that...

Maine looking to implement stricter school air quality rules

Jun. 20, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Stricter air quality standards are likely coming to Maine schools. The Maine Legislature has approved a proposal to create consistent standards across the state. The proposal from Democratic Rep. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth would also charge...

Fort Stewart wins Army award for conservation

Jun. 20, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — A sprawling Army post in Georgia is being recognized by the military for its conservation efforts. Fort Stewart southwest of Savannah has been chosen to received the Army Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation for a large...

Regulators OK 195-megawatt solar farm for central Indiana

Jun. 20, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — State regulators have approved a deal by utility AES Indiana to build a sprawling solar farm in central Indiana that could generate enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday...

Agency: Tennessee zinc miner fired for voicing safety worry

Jun. 20, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators have brought a complaint against a zinc mining company, claiming that an employee in Tennessee was illegally fired for making safety complaints about the mine. U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh filed the complaint earlier...

LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday's 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of...