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Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died. He was 93. Mondale’s family says he died Monday in Minneapolis. ...

LEADING OFF: Braves' Acuña uncertain vs struggling Yanks

Apr. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ QUESTIONABLE ACUÑA Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. is uncertain for the opener of a two-game series at Yankee Stadium after an MRI revealed a mild abdominal strain. Acuña...

Wisconsin adding former Wake Forest guard Jahcobi Neath

Apr. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has added Wake Forest transfer Jahcobi Neath to its backcourt. Neath, who is 6-foot-3, averaged 3.8 points, 1.7 assists and 15.8 minutes this past season as a sophomore at Wake Forest. He played in 20 games and made four starts. ...

California lawmakers revive virus tax break for businesses

Apr. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday revived a multibillion-dollar tax break for some businesses after the Biden administration assured them the proposal would not jeopardize the state's own federal coronavirus aid. The federal government has given...

Drive to repeal law Whitmer used in pandemic clears hurdle

Apr. 19, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group trying to repeal an emergency powers law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used for months to issue coronavirus restrictions cleared a key hurdle Monday when the Michigan elections bureau said it collected enough petitions. Unlock Michigan, which...

Cowboys for Trump founder appeals recall bid to high court

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court as he seeks to fend off an effort to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Griffin filed a notice of appeal Monday with the...

Arkansas officials hear Baffert's appeal of drug positives

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, fined and suspended last year by Arkansas racing officials for a pair of drug positives, sat through nearly nine hours of testimony Monday on the first day of his appeal hearing. Besides being fined, Baffert was hit with a 15-day...

LaMelo Ball nearing return to action for the Hornets

Apr. 19, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to return to individual basketball activity by doctors after having a cast removed from his right wrist. It's unclear at this point when he'll be ready to play in a game. Ball...

Nevada Senate passes proposal to expand birth control access

Apr. 19, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada state Senate on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a proposal to allow pharmacists to provide patients birth control without authorization from a doctor or health care provider with a traditional prescription pad. Senate Bill 190...

Police: Man shot by Portland police had replica handgun

Apr. 19, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Portland city park on Friday by police had a replica gun, authorities said Monday. Officers were sent to Lents Park on Saturday morning after someone reported that a man, later identified as 46-year-old Robert Douglas...