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Senators to pitch bipartisan infrastructure plan to Biden

Jun. 24, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan gang of senators is seeking President Joe Biden’s support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority. Biden has invited members of the...

Miami building collapse causes massive emergency response

Jun. 24, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A partial building collapse in Miami caused a massive response early Thursday from Miami Dade Fire Rescue, according to a tweet from the department's account. "Over 80 MDFR units including #TRT (Technical Rescue Teams) are on scene with assistance from...

World shares mostly higher ahead of US price data

Jun. 24, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher Thursday as investors awaited new U.S. inflation data. Benchmarks rose in Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong but were flat in Tokyo and Shanghai. Fresh data on inflation will come on Friday with the...

Eligibility rule keeps transgender runner out of trials

Jun. 24, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women's events. ...

Ex-West Virginia cabinet secretary named hospital chief

Jun. 24, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A former cabinet secretary in West Virginia has been named president and CEO of Princeton Community Hospital. Karen Bowling currently serves as West Virginia University Health System's executive vice president of government affairs, as well as...

Tennessee's Marion County approved for disaster declaration

Jun. 24, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials say Marion County will receive recovery assistance after being added to a list of Tennessee counties under a major disaster declaration caused by severe weather and flooding in March. Marion County will now be eligible to seek...

Tennessee Supreme Court full case records now online

Jun. 24, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans can now search the full records of many state Supreme Court cases through an online database thanks to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The opinions have long been available electronically, but the associated case files were...

Auditor reviews how Kentucky spent virus-relief funds

Jun. 24, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky spent $1.4 billion of its share of federal pandemic aid passed in early 2020 and had $150 million left unspent through March of this year, the state auditor's office said. Auditor Mike Harmon's report Wednesday focused on Kentucky's use of...

Tennessee doctor pleads guilty in opioid overdose death

Jun. 24, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee doctor has pleaded guilty to causing the overdose death of a patient by illegally prescribing the painkiller hydrocodone, federal prosecutors said. Thomas K. Ballard III faces 20 years in prison under a plea agreement, the U.S....

2 private WVa schools will require student vaccination

Jun. 24, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLETON, W.Va. (AP) — At least a couple of private West Virginia schools are requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall. The University of Charleston and Bethany College both say vaccinations will be required for the upcoming school year. ...