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Landlords sue to force end to Minnesota eviction moratorium

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group representing Minnesota landlords announced a lawsuit Tuesday to force an end to the eviction moratorium imposed by Gov. Tim Walz, saying his order makes it all but impossible for property owners to remove disruptive tenants. The Minnesota...

Las Vegas may face record-setting high temps this week

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City may feel like purgatory this week as a heat wave is expected to overtake Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Saturday night for the Las Vegas metro area. Ashley Nickerson, a...

2 recovering from shark bites off Florida coast

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday. Volusia County officials told WESH that the man was standing in knee-deep water in New Smyrna Beach when he was...

Report: New Mexico threatens North Dakota's No.2 oil ranking

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has ranked as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer for nine years, but it’s on the verge of losing that status because oil production is soaring in New Mexico. Texas continues to lead the nation in oil production. The Permian...

Republican election bill pushed ahead over Dems' objections

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans on a legislative committee Tuesday pushed out a multifaceted proposal to revamp Pennsylvania election law, a bill backers said would make need improvements and standardize procedures. Democrats were dead-set against it, insisting that...

Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory

Jun. 15, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A worker who killed two people and wounded two more at an Alabama fire hydrant plant early Tuesday has been found dead, apparently after killing himself in a car, a police chief said. “The person was deceased from what appears to be a...

Fire danger spikes as heat grips parts of Montana, Wyoming

Jun. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities warned of extreme wildfire dangers as a sweltering heat wave was forecast to intensify across much of Montana and northern Wyoming on Tuesday after already delivering record high temperatures. National Weather Service forecasters said...

Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Jun. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. The project, “Lift Every Voice,” will be...

Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago's South Side

Jun. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side early Tuesday erupted into gunfire, leaving four women dead and four other people injured, police said. The shooting happened at 5:42 a.m. in the city's Englewood neighborhood, police said, and no arrests...