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North Dakota's 1Q taxable sales, purchases drop nearly 10%

Jun. 15, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2021 decreased nearly 10% over the same period the previous year. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March totaled $4.1 billion, a 9.9% increase over the...

Over 63% of Nebraska adults have had one shot of vaccine

Jun. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is approaching having 70% of its adult population vaccinated for the coronavirus but the pace of distribution of the shots continues to slow down. The state may be close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% or more of all adults with...

The Latest: Mings responds to criticism from politician

Jun. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ England defender Tyrone Mings has responded to criticism from British Home Secretary Priti Patel for taking a knee before games at the European Championship. Mings noted how...

Nebraska tax collections surge past expectations in May

Jun. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

Nebraska collected $297 million more in tax revenue in May than expected, according to figures released Tuesday. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported net tax receipts $720 million, which is more than 70% higher than the official forecast of $423 million. ...

Massachusetts pandemic-era of emergency ends

Jun. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even though Massachusetts' state of emergency was lifted Tuesday after 462 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents should not notice many obvious changes to life. Many restrictions put in place during the pandemic have already been eased, including limits...

New Missouri law limits length of public health restrictions

Jun. 15, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson enacted a new law Tuesday limiting the duration of local public health restrictions and barring governments from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to use public facilities and transportation. The law took...

US Open returns to Torrey Pines and to prime time

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC (South). Yardage: 7, 652. Par: 71. Prize money: $12.5 million. Winner's share: $2.25 million. Television:...

Navajo Nation reports only 1 new COVID-19 case, no deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting only one new COVID-19 case and no deaths. Tribal health officials said it only confirmed one case as of Monday night. The total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation remains...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Geneva for summit with Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva Tuesday for a high-pressure meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s after a week-long series of confidence-building meetings between the U.S. leader...

Myanmar prosecutors present sedition charge against Suu Kyi

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi presented arguments on Tuesday that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling military junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate...