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Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds

Aug. 03, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday, hastening calls for the Democrat’s resignation or...

Multiple injuries as gunshots fired at Pentagon transit stop

Aug. 03, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown. The Arlington County Fire Department reported “multiple...

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Aug. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism. ...

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

Aug. 03, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

New York on Tuesday became the nation's first big city to announce it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at restaurants, shows and gyms, joining the growing list of state and local governments and large employers taking a hard line against both the surging delta variant and vaccine...

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

Aug. 03, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions. With the much more...

AP appoints Daisy Veerasingham as agency's president and CEO

Aug. 03, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press appointed Daisy Veerasingham, its executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the news cooperative’s president and CEO on Tuesday, setting her up to replace the retiring Gary Pruitt at the beginning of next year. She...

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

Aug. 03, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms...

After Beirut blast, winning justice becomes a life's mission

Aug. 03, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — After the massive explosion at Beirut’s port a year ago, only a small part of Ibrahim Hoteit’s younger brother was identified: his scalp. Hoteit buried his brother — a large man, a firefighter, a martial arts champion — in a container the size of a shoebox. ...

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

Aug. 03, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that. Yet...

What should I know about the delta variant?

Aug. 03, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

What should I know about the delta variant? It's the most contagious coronavirus mutant so far in the pandemic, but COVID-19 vaccines still provide strong protection against it. Nearly all hospitalizations and deaths are among the unvaccinated. ...

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Egypt president vows to increase price of subsidized bread

Aug. 03, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread. It would be the latest in a series of austerity measures taken by his government in recent years to overhaul the country’s economy. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi offered...

Lamont wants legislature to be involved in COVID decisions

Aug. 03, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday he would welcome a special legislative session to decide how to respond to the latest wave of the pandemic in Connecticut. Lamont's latest set of executive orders, including one dictating masks in public schools,...

Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds

Aug. 03, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday, hastening calls for the Democrat’s resignation or...

Iowa teen hurt in fatal park ride accident leaving hospital

Aug. 03, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

A teenager who was critically injured in an Iowa amusement ride accident that killed his younger brother last month was expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday, the family's attorney said. David Jaramillo, 16, planned to leave Blank Children’s Hospital on...

Ohio State requiring masks indoors for everyone on campus

Aug. 03, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Everyone who enters Ohio State buildings, including medical facilities, must wear a mask indoors, the university has announced. The new rule made public Monday follows updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that...

Christian baker appeals ruling on gender transition cake

Aug. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Christian baker found to have violated Colorado's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman has appealed the ruling to the state appeal appeals court. In a notice filed Monday, lawyers for Jack Phillips asked the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Tough times for alleged insurrectionist Things haven’t been easy for Jon Schaffer since he was arrested for taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In...

Legislative committee: UW System virus moves need our OK

Aug. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican-controlled legislative committee moved Tuesday to block the University of Wisconsin System from taking several steps to fight the spread of coronavirus without its approval. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the committee's move comes...

Law enforcement officials say one officer has died after the shooting outside the Pentagon transit station

Aug. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials say one officer has died after the shooting outside the Pentagon transit station.

Final drawing in West Virginia vaccine sweepstakes postponed

Aug. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday postponed the final drawing in the state's vaccination sweepstakes for several days, allowing more people to get their COVID-19 shots and enter for a chance to receive prizes. The final drawing,...