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2 men indicted in alleged $1 million COVID relief scheme

Aug. 03, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges on Tuesday against two Montana men accused of pocketing $1 million in loans that were meant to cover payroll and other expenses through the federal government's COVID-19 relief program. Trevor Lanius-McLeod,...

Analysis: La. rental aid moves slowly as eviction ban ends

Aug. 01, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal cash to assist renters struggling with job losses and slashed paychecks because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the aid has been slow to reach tenants and landlords. Across two...

Worker pay rises strongly as businesses fight to fill jobs

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and salaries rose at a healthy pace in the three months ended in June as employers competed to find enough workers to fill millions of available jobs. Pay increased 1% in the second quarter for workers in the private sector, the Labor Department...

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...

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Jul. 30, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. ...

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Jul. 29, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. ...

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data

Jul. 29, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance. The report, to be released by the...

Fired Iowa Veterans Home leader kept excess pay, audit finds

Jul. 29, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds fired the leader of Iowa’s state-run nursing home for veterans in May after learning he had been overpaid by $90,000 over a nearly two-year period, a state audit reported Thursday. Iowa Veterans Home Commandant Timon Oujiri...

German jobless rate down in July as recovery rolls on

Jul. 29, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 5.6% in July, an unusual decline for the summer month as Europe's biggest economy showed more signs of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed Thursday. The unadjusted jobless rate, the headline...

Proposal would have commission set salaries for legislators

Jul. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters may be asked whether to have the State Ethics Commission review and set salaries for state legislators. State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on Monday presented a proposed constitutional amendment to a legislative committee in advance of...