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GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

Jun. 11, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. — and nearly half still have not been caught. At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don't notice an inmate is...

Cooks, nurses guard inmates with US prisons down 6K officers

May. 21, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

Nearly one-third of federal correctional officer jobs in the United States are vacant, forcing prisons to use cooks, teachers, nurses and other workers to guard inmates. At a federal penitentiary in Texas, prisoners are locked in their cells on weekends because there are...

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

May. 07, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting...

Michigan became hotspot as variants rose and vigilance fell

Apr. 26, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Eric Gala passed up an opportunity to get a coronavirus vaccine when shots became available in Michigan, and he admits not taking the virus seriously enough. Then he got sick with what he thought was the flu. He thought he would sweat it out and...

2 Texas men killed after crane falls atop truck on I-10

Apr. 23, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two men were killed after part of a crane fell on their pickup truck as it traveled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas, according to authorities. The truck was traveling westbound on I-10 just southwest of Beaumont when the crane experienced...

Weekend report delays cited for light Texas COVID-19 totals

Apr. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are launching a $1.5 million radio and television ad campaign to promote the next phase of vaccinating Texans against COVID-19, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Monday. The campaign will include...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

Apr. 05, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to try something new in Washington. ...

Lamar starts fast, holds off Northwestern State 31-23

Mar. 27, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Lamar raced out to an early lead and held on, defeating Northwestern State 31-23 on Saturday. The Cardinals (2-3, 2-3 Southland Conference) built a 28-0 lead before allowing Northwestern State (0-4, 0-4) onto the scoreboard for a 28-7 advantage at...