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Judge blocks West Virginia school voucher law

Jul. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge in West Virginia's capital struck down a law on Wednesday that would have funneled state money into a program that incentivized families to pull their children out of K-12 public schools. Immediately following the ruling, West Virginia Attorney...

Drones spot 2 more bodies from Italy avalanche, toll at 9

Jul. 06, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Authorities said conditions downslope from a glacier in the Italian Alps were too unstable for searchers and dogs to work on the mountain where a chunk of ice the size of an apartment building broke loose at the weekend, killing several hikers. But with the aid of drones,...

Nashville bid for GOP convention trips up in metro council

Jul. 06, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bid to bring the 2024 Republican National Convention to Nashville has hit a roadblock in the Democratic-leaning city's metro council, where opposition has led proponents to withdraw a proposed agreement about how to host the event. The move Tuesday evening...

Albuquerque revisiting how it addresses homeless encampments

Jul. 06, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city says his administration is revisiting how it addresses homeless encampments. Coronado Park, located north of downtown Albuquerque, hosts a large group of regular campers and requires biweekly cleanups. ...

Georgia subpoenaing Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special grand...

Shanghai, Beijing order new round of mass COVID-19 testing

Jul. 06, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo further rounds of COVID-19 testing following the discovery of new cases in the two cities, while tight restrictions remain in place in Hong Kong, Macao and other Chinese cities. Shanghai has only...

Cairo's historic Nile River houseboats removed in govt push

Jul. 06, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — With verdant gardens on one side and water on the other, they were an anomaly in a city bordered on three sides by desert. For decades, Cairo's houseboats occupied prime waterfront real estate, offering residents a front-row seat to the passing Nile River, with its water taxis,...

Today in History: July 6, Richard III is crowned

Jul. 06, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of...

WA sheriff won’t cooperate with out-of-state abortion probes

Jul. 05, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The executive in the county surrounding Seattle said Tuesday its sheriff’s office and other executive branch departments will not cooperate with out-of-state prosecutions of abortion providers or patients. King County Executive Dow Constantine’s executive order...

Judge orders Wisconsin investigator not to delete records

Jul. 05, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman not delete any records his office has compiled, even if they are not subject to an open records request. The order from Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost came a week...