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Group seeks legislation to legalize recreational pot in Ohio

Jul. 27, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pro-marijuana group said it will submit signatures to the Ohio Attorney General's Office on Tuesday in an effort to have the Republican-led Legislature legalize recreational marijuana. Attorney Tom Haren, a spokesperson for the Coalition to...

Federal judge denies bid to block 'ghost gun' ban in Nevada

Jul. 27, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge won't block a Nevada law banning the manufacture and possession of so-called ghost guns that don’t have serial numbers, saying she doubts a lawsuit from gun rights advocates can succeed. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno issued a...

White House lauds end to Aon-Willis deal in antitrust push

Jul. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

The White house on Tuesday lauded the termination of a proposed $30 billion tie-up between Aon and Willis Towers Watson that would have created the largest insurance broker in the world. Last month, the Justice Department sued to block the all-stock deal, saying that it...

EXCLUSIVE: Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal

Jul. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years. He's then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge...

Oregon governor signs ambitious clean energy bill

Jul. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources, was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday. The legislation lays out a timetable for the state’s two major...

Timeline remains the same to update unemployment system

Jul. 27, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

Kentucky hopes to stay on course to overhaul its outdated technology for processing jobless claims in two to three years, despite renewing its search for a company to handle the job, the state's new labor secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday. Labor Secretary Jamie Link...

With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

Jul. 27, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House...

Deadline coming on WA long-term care: private or state plan?

Jul. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, workers have just a few months to decide whether they want to buy a private plan and opt out of the state-managed program...

Former state lawmaker gets probation in credit card case

Jul. 27, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Democratic state representative from northeastern Pennsylvania was sentenced to three years of probation Tuesday for theft of his mother's caregiver's credit card. A judge sentenced former state Rep. Kevin M. Haggerty, who pleaded guilty in...

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

Jul. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged people to avoid non-essential outings, but said there was no need to consider a suspension of the Games. ...