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San Francisco's mayor agrees to $23K fine for ethics breach

Aug. 03, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday agreed to pay nearly $23,000 in a fine to the city for a series of ethics violations while in office, including asking a former governor to release her brother from prison and allowing a former head of public works embroiled in...

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...

St. Louis mask mandate temporarily on hold; Kansas City sued

Aug. 03, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

St. Louis County residents will not be required to wear masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two more weeks, after a judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a mask mandate that was issued last month. Circuit Judge Ellen “Nellie”...

Houston mask mandate might violate Texas governor's order

Aug. 03, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city workers are being told they must resume wearing masks while on the job, a requirement that could go against Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order banning such mandates. Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the mask mandate on Monday due...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 2, 2021. Editorial: Kansas school board candidate wants ‘pro-white country with protected white majority’ Naked hatred will be on a Kansas election ballot Tuesday. Josh Wells, a Hutchinson-area man...

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...

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. ...

Atlanta mayor: 'Monster' who killed parkgoer must be caught

Aug. 03, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The “monster” who stabbed a woman to death and also killed her dog as they walked in a popular Atlanta park must be taken off the streets, but rumors are not helping police to solve the case, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. In a slaying that...

Twin Cities mayors order masking for city employees

Aug. 03, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul said Tuesday they'll require city employees to wear masks in indoor public spaces as the delta variant of the coronavirus spurs concern nationwide. Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter said they'll also require...