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Judge leaves indoor mask mandate for New York in place while governor's office appeals decision to toss it

Jan. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Judge leaves indoor mask mandate for New York in place while governor's office appeals decision to toss it.

Honduras in legislative crisis ahead of inauguration

Jan. 25, 2022 15:58 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Just two days from inaugurating its next president, Honduras was mired Tuesday in a legislative crisis bordering on the absurd. Early in the morning, when the new Congress was scheduled to open its first session, rival congressional leadership teams...

Portland struggles as asylum seekers continue to arrive

Jan. 24, 2022 11:34 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is asking for help as the growing number of asylum seekers continues to stretch resources. The city is providing shelter each night to about 1,150 people — more than twice the number from 2019 when the Portland Expo became an emergency shelter amid...

West Virginia DNR director Steve McDaniel retiring

Jan. 20, 2022 04:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Steve McDaniel is retiring after five years as director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Gov. Jim Justice said McDaniel will take on an advisory role to the DNR when he retires at the end of the month. McDaniel said in a...

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Jan. 20, 2022 00:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the...

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Jan. 19, 2022 21:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the...

North Carolina governor declares emergency ahead of new snow

Jan. 19, 2022 20:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state of emergency on Wednesday, the second one in as many weeks, in advance of another forecast of winter weather that will cover the snow and sleet that fell last week. While the most significant precipitation fell on...

Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...

Bronx-raised Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs

Jan. 19, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning rapper had offered the financial relief for victims of the fire...

Harris will travel to Honduras for president's inauguration

Jan. 18, 2022 17:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Honduras next week to attend the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro, the Central American country’s first female president. Harris has been tasked by President Joe Biden with the hefty job of finding...