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New Missouri law limits length of public health restrictions

Jun. 15, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson enacted a new law Tuesday limiting the duration of local public health restrictions and barring governments from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to use public facilities and transportation. The law took...

US Open returns to Torrey Pines and to prime time

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC (South). Yardage: 7, 652. Par: 71. Prize money: $12.5 million. Winner's share: $2.25 million. Television:...

Navajo Nation reports only 1 new COVID-19 case, no deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting only one new COVID-19 case and no deaths. Tribal health officials said it only confirmed one case as of Monday night. The total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation remains...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Geneva for summit with Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva Tuesday for a high-pressure meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s after a week-long series of confidence-building meetings between the U.S. leader...

Myanmar prosecutors present sedition charge against Suu Kyi

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi presented arguments on Tuesday that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling military junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate...

In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a huge ballroom in a Buenos Aires basement, the tables are stacked. On the orchestra stage, the piano lid is closed near unplugged speakers and billboard images of tango celebrities. The empty, dark dance floor at the Viruta Tango Club...

Senate plan would probe assets of Ohio food stamp recipients

Jun. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans receiving food stamps would have to undergo a new “asset test” that measures total worth, including the value of cars owned by anyone in a household, under a provision in the Senate's version of the state's upcoming two-year budget. The...

3rd murder trial reopening of courts gets underway in Maine

Jun. 15, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — The state's third murder trial since courts began reopening during the pandemic got underway Tuesday in Oxford County. Rondon Athayde, 49, is charged in the death of his longtime girlfriend, Ana Cordeiro, who was 41 when she died at their...

Donated US vaccines arrive for Mexican border cities

Jun. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States Tuesday and Mexican officials said that once they are applied, there would be no reason to continue restricting travel over the U.S. border. ...

Report: Gang violence displaces thousands in Haiti's capital

Jun. 15, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Escalating gang violence has pushed nearly 8,500 women and children from their homes in Haiti’s capital in the past two weeks, according to a UNICEF report. Officials say the gangs' fight over territory in Port-au-Prince has forced...