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Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Aug. 03, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Pentagon, the headquarters...

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

Aug. 03, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions. With the much more...

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....

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

Aug. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. ...

Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year's midterm elections. After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Greitens wants Trump’s endorsement. That it’s even a possibility speaks volumes. In an encouraging sign of sanity among Missouri Republican campaign donors, scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric...

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

Aug. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

New York City, Microsoft, Tyson Foods and the U.S. auto industry joined a cascading number of state and local governments and major employers Tuesday that are taking a hard line against both the surging delta variant and the holdouts who have yet to get vaccinated. “The...

Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

Aug. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He backed city and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about...

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

Aug. 03, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions. ...

Democrats' national party workers forming union

Aug. 03, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Staff members at the Democratic National Committee in Washington have opted to organize a union for collective bargaining rights, party and union officials said Tuesday. The move marks the first time a national party organization has become a union shop, despite...