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Maine to provide more help for renters; school caution urged

Nov. 20, 2020 2:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will dedicate more than $6 million to help residents who can't pay their rent because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Janet Mills said Friday. The use of federal coronavirus relief funds will extend Maine Housing's COVID-19 Rental Relief Program through December, said Mills,...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee puts on his mask during a break in the state budget hearings Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. According to a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine study released Tuesday, Tennessee counties that have not required wearing masks in public are on average seeing COVID-19 death rates double or more compared with those that instituted mandates. Lee has opposed a statewide mask mandate, stressing personal responsibility. He has instead allowed counties to decide whether to require masks. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville limits gatherings to 8 people amid virus surge

Nov. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is tightening restrictions to fight the surging coronavirus by limiting gatherings to eight people, Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday. Cooper's office said the change effective Monday applies to public and private gatherings, and aligns with the eight-person maximum...

Communications students craft mask-wearing ad campaign

Nov. 19, 2020 5:25 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University communications students got a chance to produce a real-world advertising campaign this fall encouraging their fellow students to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. Their campaign focused on everyday challenges like parking, finding a spot...

Ex-Harvard coach, father charged in $1.5M admissions scam

Nov. 16, 2020 6:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for helping the businessman get his two sons into the Ivy League school as recruited fencers. Peter Brand, 67, who was fired by...

FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2020 file photo, the Mutual of Omaha logo is seen at the company's corporate headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The insurance company  has announced, Thursday, Nov. 12,  a new logo without the depiction of a Native American chief. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mutual of Omaha replaces Indian chief logo with African lion

Nov. 12, 2020 12:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mutual of Omaha on Thursday unveiled a new corporate logo depicting an African lion, replacing the Indian chief head that had been the symbol of the insurance and financial services company for 70 years. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company announced in July its plans for a change as...

Appeals court upholds $18M campaign finance fine

Nov. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed in Washington state. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the court affirmed the $18 million fine imposed on the Grocery Manufacturers Association for violating Washington campaign-finance laws during a...

Strip club reaches $1.9M settlement with models, actresses

Nov. 2, 2020 2:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence strip club has reached a nearly $1.9 million settlement with 28 models and actresses who alleged the business used their images in social media and advertising campaigns without permission and without compensation. According to the agreement announced last week, the...

This photo combination shows from left: musician Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles, March 29, 2012, comedian George Lopez in Los Angeles, Dec. 25, 2012, and actor Jack Black in Las Vegas, April 25, 2012. Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted the political views of hundreds of celebrities, including Aguilera, Lopez, and Black, for a health education advertising campaign on the coronavirus outbreak. That's according to documents released Thursday by a House committee. (AP Photo)

US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

Oct. 29, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned $250 million ad blitz aimed at portraying President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak in a positive light, according to documents...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Washington. The committee summoned the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google to testify during the hearing. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Social media CEOs rebuff bias claims, vow to defend election

Oct. 28, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from President Donald Trump and his allies, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google rebuffed accusations of anti-conservative bias at a Senate hearing Wednesday and promised to aggressively defend their platforms from being used to sow chaos in next week's election. Lawmakers...

An image of President Donald Trump is projected on a large screen as supporters wait for his arrival to a campaign rally in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

Oct. 27, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day. Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional...