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Evictions looming, Biden fails to get Congress to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19...

Olympics Latest: Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars

Jul. 30, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the Olympic event finals in...

$1 trillion infrastructure plan clears another Senate hurdle

Jul. 30, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate further advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate...

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'

Jul. 30, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. “Just say the...

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

Jul. 30, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did...

As China absorbs Hong Kong, why do both get Olympic teams?

Jul. 30, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two teams, from two Chinese cities, confronting each other on a badminton court, thwacking the shuttlecock back and forth. Nothing unusual there. In China, teams play each other all the time. For the mixed doubles pairing from Beijing that emerged...

Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

Jul. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday,...

To get shots in arms, governments turn to money in pockets

Jul. 30, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

Millions of people in the U.S. who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets. President Joe Biden is calling on states and local governments to join those that are already handing out dollars for...

Pentagon grappling with new vaccine orders; timing uncertain

Jul. 30, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is vowing he “won't let grass grow under our feet” as the department begins to implement the new vaccine and testing directives. But Pentagon officials on Friday were scrambling to figure out how to enact and enforce the changes across...

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Jul. 30, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak's epicenter. The release...

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Katie Ledecky wins 800 freestyle, 2nd gold medal for American swimmer and 1st defeat of Aussie Ariarne Titmus in Tokyo

Jul. 30, 2021 22:02 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky wins 800 freestyle, 2nd gold medal for American swimmer and 1st defeat of Aussie Ariarne Titmus in Tokyo.

McLaughlin, Muhammad pass easily through 1st-round hurdles

Jul. 30, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Early starts, false starts — none of it bothered the world's top two hurdlers in their debuts at the Tokyo Olympics. World-record holder Sydney McLaughlin and reigning world champion Dalilah Muhammad breezed through their opening rounds of the 400-meter...

Olympics Latest: Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars

Jul. 30, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the Olympic event finals in...

USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has withdrawn from vault and uneven bars in event finals at the Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 21:57 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has withdrawn from vault and uneven bars in event finals at the Olympics.

Staying perfect: Dressel wins another gold with world record

Jul. 30, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday. Dressel led right from the start and held off Hungary’s Kristof Milak to touch in 49.45 seconds, breaking the...

US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

Jul. 30, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba's national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase pressure on the communist government following this month's protests on the island. The...

American Caeleb Dressel wins 3rd Olympic gold with world record in 100 butterfly; Hungary’s Kristof Milak takes silver

Jul. 30, 2021 21:42 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — American Caeleb Dressel wins 3rd Olympic gold with world record in 100 butterfly; Hungary’s Kristof Milak takes silver.

Nevada Rep. Amodei discloses cancer on kidneys, esophagus

Jul. 30, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada had three surgeries and an outpatient procedure over the past 10 months for cancerous tumors on his kidneys and a cancerous spot in his esophagus, the Republican congressman disclosed Friday. Amodei told The Associated...

The Latest: Dallas judge says masks required in courthouses

Jul. 30, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

DALLAS — An administrative court judge has ordered that anyone entering a Dallas County courthouse must be wearing a mask to be admitted. The order Friday by Administrative District Judge Maricela Moore requires masks to be worn in the common areas of the George Allen...

California wildfire flares but within line crews have built

Jul. 30, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire so far this year was flaring up Friday but it was because the flames were chewing through unburned islands of vegetation within a perimeter that firefighters have built, authorities said. The Dixie Fire covered 376...