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New Mexico sets rules to launch pandemic debt collection

Aug. 03, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s court system is taking steps to ease financial upheaval as the state braces for a wave of foreclosures on delinquent mortgage loans and the state phases out a moratorium on commercial debt collection orders often tied to credit cards or health care. ...

Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports

Aug. 03, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S....

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen...

Arkansas governor pushes mask law change, despite resistance

Aug. 03, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pressed forward Tuesday with efforts to allow schools to mandate face masks as the state’s coronavirus cases continued to spiral, but faced heavy opposition from fellow Republicans over the move. Hutchinson called...

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

Aug. 03, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

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

A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it

Aug. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. Now imagine how it could look with...

Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

Aug. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after...

Spirit cancels half its flights; American also struggling

Aug. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines canceled more than half its schedule on Tuesday, and American Airlines struggled to recover from weekend storms at its Texas home, stranding thousands of passengers at the height of the summer travel season. By early evening, Spirit had canceled more than...

Georgia COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations rise again

Aug. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to rise rapidly in Georgia, with some hospitals voicing concern as they fill with patients infected with the virus. The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 9,100 new positive tests, but...

Scottish Open added to PGA Tour schedule, two WGCs out

Aug. 03, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

Gone are two World Golf Championships from the PGA Tour schedule. New to the schedule is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament in Scotland that doesn't involve a claret jug. Even the biggest prize is changing: The FedEx Cup champion will get $18 million. ...