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Biden seeks to boost fuel economy to thwart Trump rollback

Aug. 05, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between now and model year 2026, and it has won a voluntary commitment from the industry that electric vehicles comprise up to half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade. ...

Immigrant detentions soar despite Biden’s campaign promises

Aug. 05, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

WINNFIELD, La. (AP) — Alexander Martinez says he fled from homophobia, government persecution and the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador only to run into abuse and harassment in America’s immigration detention system. Since crossing the border illegally in April, the...

Worst-Case Scenario: Firms wrestle with supply bottlenecks

Aug. 05, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy maker Eric Poses created a card game last year he called The Worst-Case Scenario, a wry reference to the way the coronavirus had upended normal life. He had no idea. In a twist that Poses never could have predicted, his game...

Worst-Case Scenario: Firms wrestle with supply bottlenecks

Aug. 05, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy maker Eric Poses created a card game last year he called The Worst-Case Scenario, a wry reference to the way the coronavirus had upended normal life. He had no idea. In a twist that Poses never could have predicted, his game...

Biden's new evictions moratorium faces legality doubts

Aug. 05, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. But he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might...

Will McConnell lift roadblock of Biden for infrastructure?

Aug. 05, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had vowed to be “100% focused” on stopping President Joe Biden’s agenda. But when it comes to the bipartisan infrastructure plan, McConnell is sounding like a go. McConnell has been acting and voting like...

Progressives see blueprint for next fights in eviction win

Aug. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rare clash this week between the Biden administration and congressional Democrats over a lapsed eviction moratorium could become a blueprint for even larger fights that lie ahead. Finding allies in congressional leadership, a new generation of...

Today in History

Aug. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2021. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on...

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the...

Biden's new evictions moratorium faces legality doubts

Aug. 04, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. B ut he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might...