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Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors' emergency power

Apr. 10, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies. The legislative measures are aimed not simply at undoing mask mandates and capacity...

The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

Moves to Wyoming pick up during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — When Aaron Cannon and his family began looking to relocate last year, they had their eye out West. The idea of moving to Wyoming was appealing for several reasons, but leaving the changing social and cultural tension in his hometown of Raleigh,...

New Mexico city finalizes purchase for homeless center

Apr. 10, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The deal is finally done. Now, officials say, the real work begins. Albuquerque officials recently gathered with county and state leaders to commemorate the city’s latest major purchase: a onetime southeast Albuquerque...

Indiana go-kart race, festival return after 2020 cancelation

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana city is bringing back a summer festival built around go-kart racing a year after the family-oriented event was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Elkhart officials announced Wednesday that the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk...

More Black Americans open to vaccines after outreach efforts

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Like others in her family, Mattie Pringle had doubts about taking the coronavirus vaccine. The 57-year-old Black woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, feared that her high blood pressure and diabetes might heighten her chances of a severe reaction to the shot. The...

Farmington woman donates her talents amid pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A church sits virtually empty with nothing but a priest, a young woman singing and her grandmother on the organ and a camera. The sanctuary is filled by the voice of Franchesca Aloi, a 20-year-old Farmington native who has donated her time...

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday began a 10-day lockdown amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, state TV reported, a worrisome trend after more than a year of the country battling the Middle East's worst outbreak. Iran's coronavirus task force, charged with...

People living outside struggle to get on housing list

Apr. 10, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On a cold and drizzling afternoon, Shawn Murphy carried a heavy, gray tarp to his tent. His is one of the larger tents among a small group on a stretch of grass in South Lake Union, pressed right next to the constant hum of Aurora traffic in Seattle. At...

UK's Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salutes after death

Apr. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Military teams across the U.K. and on ships at sea fired 41-gun salutes Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip, honoring the former naval officer and husband of Queen Elizabeth II who they considered one of their own. Batteries in London, Edinburgh,...