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New Oklahoma virus cases top 1,000 for 3rd consecutive day

Jul. 23, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

CEO calls FirstEnergy's conduct 'wrong and unacceptable'

Jul. 23, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants it once owned was “wrong and unacceptable,” company CEO and President Steven Strah said during an earnings call Friday. ...

Rangers buying out Tony DeAngelo, introduce Barclay Goodrow

Jul. 23, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

The New York Rangers are buying out the player they paid to go away and giving the money saved to a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion they hope will improve team chemistry on and off the ice. The Rangers put defenseman Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waivers Friday for the...

Officials report Nebraska's first West Nile case for 2021

Jul. 23, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State health officials have reported Nebraska’s first human case this year of West Nile virus. A county health department officials in northeastern Nebraska reported a person there had tested positive for the mosquito-borne illness, the Nebraska...

Utah recognizes early Mormon settlers during Pioneer Day

Jul. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People in Utah are gathering to celebrate the state's history and recognize early Mormon pioneers who trekked West in search of religious freedom. Pioneer Day is a beloved only-in-Utah holiday every July 24 that features parades, rodeos, fireworks...

State lawmaker gets 15 days in jail for drunken driving

Jul. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state lawmaker from the Grand Rapids area was sentenced to 15 days in jail Friday for drunken driving. Republican Rep. Bryan Posthumus expressed remorse and said he hasn't had a drink since he rolled his vehicle on April 30 in Ada...

Lawsuit aims to stop referendum effort to block tax cuts

Jul. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to stop a citizen petition drive that aims to block big tax cuts enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey. The Arizona Republic reported a group...

Court disqualifies private judge in Jolie-Pitt divorce

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk didn't...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...