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McConnell: Democrats 'won't get our help' to lift debt limit

Aug. 05, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will oppose raising the federal debt limit if Democrats pursue their $3.5 trillion, 10-year plan to strengthen social and environment programs, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The Kentucky Republican's threat was the...

Most Reno-Sparks bus service suspended as strike continues

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Regional transportation officials suspended bus service Thursday on all but three routes in Reno-Sparks and Carson City as a strike by about 200 union drivers entered its third day. Teamsters Union Local 533 went on strike at noon Tuesday, citing an...

Ex-Kansas forward de Sousa found not guilty of battery

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A jury on Thursday found former Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa not guilty of aggravated battery for hitting a man in the face during a New Year’s Day bar fight. De Sousa hugged his lawyer and praised God following the jury’s decision, The...

Defense queries widow of murder victim about affair comment

Aug. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The wife of one of four people killed in an attack at a North Dakota property management firm testified in the murder trial Thursday that comments she made to police about having her husband “taken out” if he ever cheated on her were made in jest. ...

St. Louis man wants his guns back after governor's pardon

Aug. 05, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis man who along with his wife was pardoned after waving guns at social justice demonstrators has filed a lawsuit to have the guns returned and to have fines the couple paid returned to them. Mark McCloskey, a Republican candidate for the...

Arizona doctors urge governor to require masks in schools

Aug. 05, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 150 Arizona doctors on Thursday urged Gov. Doug Ducey to mandate masks in public schools, dialing up pressure as coronavirus cases rise and a growing number of school districts require their staff and students to mask up in defiance of a new state law. ...

Defense blasts shoddy job by police in 1984 hammer killings

Aug. 05, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Nevada inmate accused of killing three members of a suburban Denver family with a hammer nearly 40 years ago told jurors Thursday that police did a shoddy job investigating the murders, leaving key evidence untested for DNA evidence. ...

Raiders' receivers ready to produce in high-flying offense

Aug. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr says this year's Raiders have a do-it-all group of receivers that he believes are the best he’s had in eight seasons. “Oh yeah, absolutely, very diverse,” Carr said this week. "(Coach Jon) Gruden is going to...

Casino giant MGM Resorts selling land to New York-based firm

Aug. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New York-based real estate investment firm will emerge as the largest landholder on the Las Vegas Strip under a $17.2 billion property deal between landholding affiliates of casino giants Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International. Combined,...

Reyes 2 triples, Tigers beat slumping Red Sox 8-1

Aug. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes tripled twice and drove in three runs, Tarik Skubal pitched five scoreless innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 on Thursday. Skubal (7-10) allowed five hits and struck out four. He had surrendered six home runs in 10...