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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Jul. 29, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. ...

Olympics Latest: Russia's Rylov gets backstroke gold sweep

Jul. 29, 2021 22:07 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Russia’s Evgeny Rylov has completed a backstroke sweep...

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

Jul. 29, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974, court records show. ...

Group: Jailed Belarus journalist needs urgent hospital care

Jul. 29, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Belarusian Association of Journalists on Thursday called on authorities in Belarus to transfer a jailed journalist to a civilian hospital so he could get treatment for a coronavirus-induced pneumonia he has reportedly developed in detention. ...

Robinhood CEO tells AP it's eyeing expansion beyond trading

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood has already changed how people trade stocks and who's doing it. Now its sights are on the rest of the financial industry. Shares of Robinhood Markets traded for the first time on the Nasdaq Thursday, following the highly anticipated initial...

'Happy tears': Lee's gold sparks joy at home in Minnesota

Jul. 29, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There were cheers and screams and “happy tears” for one of their own, and unending delight for what many saw as an “Only in America” story. Sunisa Lee captured the women’s all-around gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, a triumph...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Jul. 29, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Jul. 29, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame. So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they...

New Russian lab briefly knocks space station out of position

Jul. 29, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday when it accidentally fired its thrusters. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the firing occurred a few hours after docking,...

Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

Jul. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. ...

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Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

Jul. 29, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87. The Harvard-educated civil rights attorney and...

Olympics Latest: Russia's Rylov gets backstroke gold sweep

Jul. 29, 2021 22:07 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Russia’s Evgeny Rylov has completed a backstroke sweep...

AP sources: Lakers acquiring All-Star Westbrook from Wizards

Jul. 29, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and this year's first-round draft pick. According to two people with knowledge of the deal, the Lakers are trading Kyle Kuzma,...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Jul. 29, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame. So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they...

$20 million awarded in deadly California dog attack

Jul. 29, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded $20 million to the family of a man killed in a California dog attack and to his neighbor, who was injured. A jury hearing a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County awarded $7 million to the children of David Fear while...

Former Sen. Carl Levin, powerful military voice and Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, has died

Jul. 29, 2021 21:53 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, powerful military voice and Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, has died.

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker sets world record with blistering 200 breaststroke; American Lilly King takes silver

Jul. 29, 2021 21:52 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker sets world record with blistering 200 breaststroke; American Lilly King takes silver.

Nevada officials: Renters have path to avoid quick evictions

Jul. 29, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Money is available for tenants who could face eviction as early as this weekend as pandemic protections expire, and Nevada's governor and advocates called Thursday for affected renters to quickly contact programs set up to help. “We will see landlords...

Injuries, building damage as severe weather brings tornadoes

Jul. 29, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Several people were injured Thursday when a building at a Bensalem auto dealership collapsed under severe weather, authorities said. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, sending trees falling and debris...

Janice Mirikitani, poet, Glide Memorial Church leader, dies

Jul. 29, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80. Mirikitani died suddenly Thursday, the church confirmed in a...