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With evictions looming, Congress strains to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before a nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire, Congress raced Friday to try to extend the ban in a long-shot effort to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. A House panel convened to...

NCAA sets table for dramatic overhaul of how it operates

Jul. 30, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

The NCAA Board of Governors on Friday called for a constitutional convention in November, the first step toward launching dramatic reform in the governance of college sports. Stung for years by criticism that it is too heavy handed and out of touch, the NCAA said it wants...

Pelosi, Schumer to huddle with Biden on voting legislation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats will huddle with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, looking to salvage their effort to enact federal voting legislation that could counter state laws restricting access to the ballot. The meeting between...

Poland's president sees need for law change after EU censure

Jul. 30, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said Friday he sees the need for changes to his country's law on disciplining judges, in a significant shift in tone on an issue that has brought a tense and drawn-out spat with European Union authorities. Duda...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Jul. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House...

Idaho governor signs onto major abortion-rights challenge

Jul. 29, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the court’s landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He joined Republican governors from 11 other states in...

Single question OK for power line referendum, court says

Jul. 29, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court on Thursday rejected an attempt to separate a referendum proposal to stop a 145-mile transmission line into three questions, instead of one, on the ballot this fall. The referendum question asks voters if they want to stop...

Maine church seeks preemptive ban on COVD-19 restrictions

Jul. 29, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine church that sued over coronavirus restrictions last year is taking a preemptive legal strike against future restrictions associated with a variant of the virus that’s spreading across the country. Calvary Chapel in Orrington is asking...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 28, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Eyes roll as another KSU administration fails The failed administration of former Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II was predictable, his track record uninspiring when he...

Polish judges back EU court rulings, urge legal changes

Jul. 28, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of judges and prosecutors in Poland have signed an appeal urging state and justice authorities to heed recent rulings by Europe's top court and immediately suspend a chamber disciplining judges. Poland’s government has taken no action...