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Tens of thousands in Orban rally in Hungary capital Budapest

Oct. 23, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist leader's contentious policies that have led to challenges to his power both in...

Uzbek president who has eased restrictions heads to new term

Oct. 23, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbekistan's president, who has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor but has made little effort at political reform, is expected to win a new term by a landslide against weak competition in an election Sunday. Shavkat...

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Oct. 23, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings...

Rhode tax collectors want to expand list of tax delinquents

Oct. 23, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island tax collectors want to publicly name more of the people who owe taxes, in the hopes that the attention would spur them to pay their debt. The Providence Journal reports Saturday that the state Department of Revenue wants to expand...

Judge: State can't pursue charges against Georgia's Oxendine

Oct. 23, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is throwing out ethics charges against former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, saying state officials waited too long to pursue action. Oxendine was accused of illegally using campaign funds from his failed 2010 gubernatorial campaign...

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

Oct. 23, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he's ready to walk away from his job because of an impending...

Grocer sues Oregon beef producer for $2.7M over outbreak

Oct. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers representing New Seasons Market have filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against an Oregon beef producer accusing the company of negligence for delivering beef tainted with E. coli in 2019, court records show. Several people were sickened by the...

Groundbreaking held for large solar project in south Georgia

Oct. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Plans for a massive new solar installation in south Georgia are moving ahead. Construction will soon get underway on the first phase of the DeSoto Solar Farm project in Lee County, north of Albany, the governor's office said Wednesday. ...

Indiana humanities groups getting $830K in pandemic relief

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 80 humanities groups around Indiana are getting a boost with a share of more than $800,000 in federal pandemic relief funding. The grants provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities will provide humanities-focused nonprofit groups in...

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma volcano damage

Oct. 23, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — Spain’s prime minister announced Saturday that his government will speed up already promised aid to help the thousands of residents on La Palma island whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by a protracted volcanic eruption. ...