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Racial alliances, rivalries on display in LA mayor's race

Sep. 27, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity of Los Angeles is on display in the emerging race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti and the winning candidate who emerges from the growing field of hopefuls will need to navigate rivalries and forge alliances across the city’s racial and ethnic communities. ...

Today in History

Aug. 15, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2021. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced that...

Progressives see blueprint for next fights in eviction win

Aug. 05, 2021 10:43 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...

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 04, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic....

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 03, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic....

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on...

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

Aug. 01, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19...

Charles Connor, drummer for Little Richard, dies at age 86

Aug. 01, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Connor, known for being Little Richard’s drummer who performed with other music greats including James Brown and Sam Cooke, has died. He was 86. Connor’s daughter, Queenie Connor Sonnefeld, said her father died peacefully in his sleep...

Frustration as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire

Aug. 01, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger and frustration mounted in Congress as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired at midnight Saturday — one Democratic lawmaker even camping outside the Capitol in protest as millions of Americans faced being forced from their homes. Lawmakers...

Evictions looming, Biden fails to get Congress to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19...