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High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

Jun. 21, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be...

Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

Jun. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Claudette regained tropical storm status Monday morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas less than two days after 13 people died — including eight children in a multi-vehicle crash — due to the effects of the storm in Alabama. The children who...

Iran's hard-line president-elect says he won't meet Biden

Jun. 21, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's...

Biden and Congress face a summer grind to create legislation

Jun. 21, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until recently, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long, summer slog of legislating. Congress is hunkered down, the House and Senate grinding...

Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk

Jun. 21, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

JAMSOTI, India (AP) — In Jamsoti, a village tucked deep inside India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, the common refrain among the villagers is that the coronavirus spreads only in cities. The deadly infection, they believe, does not exist in villages. So when...

Tokyo Olympics to allow local fans — but with strict limits

Jun. 21, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A sharply limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics, organizers announced Monday as they tried to save some of the spirit of the Games where even cheering has been banned. Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum...

Ransomware gangs get paid off as officials struggle for fix

Jun. 21, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends. “It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly...

Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead

Jun. 20, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead. While this...

EXPLAINER: Calls to #FreeBritney and court conservatorships

Jun. 21, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a Los Angeles judge at her own request on Wednesday, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly? ...

Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice

Jun. 21, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled Monday due to coronavirus concerns. English Heritage, which looks after the Neolithic monument, had planned a live feed of...

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Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

Jun. 21, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June because of regulatory and other hurdles, officials said as they announced new plans Monday for sharing the shots globally. ...

Police identify Rochester woman killed in front of children

Jun. 21, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police have identified the Rochester woman who was shot and killed in her vehicle in front of her two children. Genuine Ridgeway, 31, died at the scene on Friday, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Ridgeway's...

Woman sentenced for accessing ex-boyfriend's medical records

Jun. 21, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A woman who used to work at an Iowa hospital has been sentenced to five years of probation for improperly accessing her ex-boyfriend's medical records and distributing a photo of his injuries. The U.S. Attorney's office for northern Iowa said...

Suu Kyi tells lawyers trial testimony against her is wrong

Jun. 21, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawyers for Myanmar's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said Monday she told them some of the testimony against her was wrong in her trial on criminal charges that could send her to prison and end her political career. In the trial, now in its second week....

New Mexico ranks 49th in child wellbeing, an improvement

Jun. 21, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M (AP) — New Mexico ranked 49th in a report released Monday measuring child wellbeing based on data gathered before the pandemic. That's an improvement over last year when the state ranked 50th among U.S. states. “It’s encouraging...

CNH Industrial acquires driverless ag vehicle company

Jun. 21, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — CNH Industrial expects its $2.1 billion purchase of a South Dakota company will give it an edge in innovating autonomous technology in agriculture vehicles, the global manufacturer said Monday. The Italian-American agriculture vehicle...

Bear bites camper near Mystic Lake in Custer Gallatin forest

Jun. 21, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A bear bit a person who was camping near Mystic Lake in the Custer Gallatin National Forest over the weekend, the U.S. Forest Service said. Improperly stored food likely attracted bears to the area southeast of Bozeman before the attack, which...

The Latest: Vaccinated Canadians won’t have to quarantine

Jun. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country as of July 5, officials said Monday. Canadians and permanent residents who return to Canada will have to be fully...

Nonprofits look to improve Wisconsin homeownership disparity

Jun. 21, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — To Greg Lewis, the home was beautiful. Cozy and inviting, the two-bedroom house in Milwaukee had a finished basement, two and a half car garage, an attached apartment and a yard. He had his eyes set on it for 42 days, only to learn that the...

EU, US, UK, Canada join forces to slap sanctions on Belarus

Jun. 21, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada joined forces Monday to impose sanctions on several senior officials in Belarus over the forced diversion to Minsk of a passenger plane travelling between two EU countries last month. Asset...