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US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Apr. 10, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken. ...

Police: Employee kills 1, wounds 5 at Texas cabinet business

Apr. 08, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A man opened fire Thursday at a Texas cabinet-making company where he worked, killing one person and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper prior to his arrest, authorities said. Larry Winston Bollin, 27, of Iola, Texas,...

Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

Apr. 07, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. It is the first time state officials...

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China's lone outbreak

Apr. 07, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of China’s current sole active outbreak. Cases in the Yunnan province city of Ruili have topped 100, including those not...

Idaho governor bans mandated COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’

Apr. 07, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order Wednesday banning state government from requiring or issuing so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports.” The Republican governor in his order also prohibited state agencies from providing information on an people's vaccine...

Arkansas governor opposed to government 'vaccine passports'

Apr. 07, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said he opposes government-mandated coronavirus “vaccine passports" to access services, but he also said private businesses should have the right to require vaccinations. The governor echoed other...

Democrat Collier running again for Texas lieutenant governor

Apr. 07, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Mike Collier is running again for Texas lieutenant governor as the biggest slot on the 2022 party ticket remains vacant — a challenger to take on Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The announcement Tuesday by Collier, an accountant who ran as a...

MLB moves All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field

Apr. 06, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Atlanta, you're out. Denver, you're up. Major League Baseball swiftly moved the All-Star Game to hitter-friendly Coors Field on Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws. ...

Texas governor bans mandated COVID-19 'vaccine passports'

Apr. 06, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott used his executive power Tuesday to ban state government and some private entities from requiring COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to access services, in the latest move from a Republican governor pitting public health campaigns against personal...