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The Latest: WHO leader wants vaccine booster moratorium

Aug. 04, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom...

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 04, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic....

Court upholds Santa Fe regulations on campaign disclosure

Aug. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected efforts by a libertarian-leaning group in New Mexico to shield future financial contributions from public disclosure in defiance of requirement enacted by the city of Santa Fe. The 10th District Court of...

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 03, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic....

Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports

Aug. 03, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S....

New Mexico sets rules to launch pandemic debt collection

Aug. 03, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s court system is taking steps to ease financial upheaval as the state braces for a wave of foreclosures on delinquent mortgage loans and the state phases out a moratorium on commercial debt collection orders often tied to credit cards or health care. ...

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen...

Judge: Shooting suit can continue against officer, not city

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager can continue, but the city of Columbus will not be held liable. The ruling Tuesday came months after attorneys for Columbus officer...

Ex-Sturgis lawyer gets more than 2 years in prison for fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A disbarred South Dakota lawyer who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and other counts for allegedly stealing nearly $144,000 from a dead man's estate was sentenced to more than two years in prison and must repay the money she stole. Rena Hymans of...

Tennessee sued over 'bathroom bill' for public schools

Aug. 03, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year. The federal lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Campaign challenges...