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Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and fe
Can Larry Elder build 'movement' from California recall?

Can Larry Elder build 'movement' from California recall?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In two months, Larry Elder went from conservative talk radio host to leader of the Republican field in the California recall election that could remove Democratic Gov.

Spain arrests Venezuelan spymaster wanted on US drug charges

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Madrid have arrested in a hideout apartment a former Venezuelan spymaster on U.S. narcotics charges nearly two years after he defied a Spanish extradition order and disappeared. Gen.
Justice Dept. sues Texas over state's new abortion law

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state's new abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.
Florida's GOP-backed 'anti-riot' law blocked by judge

Florida's GOP-backed 'anti-riot' law blocked by judge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new “anti-riot” law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a way to quell violent protests is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The 90-page decision by U.S.
About 200 Westerners, including Americans, fly out of Kabul

About 200 Westerners, including Americans, fly out of Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul on Thursday with the cooperation of the Taliban — the first such large-scale departure since U.S.

Giraffe, football star's namesake, dies in Louisiana zoo

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A young giraffe named for a Louisiana football star has died at the Baton Rouge Zoo, zoo officials said Thursday.

Florida man wins $1 million the day he opened his auto shop

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop. Brian Woodle, 46, bought the $5 Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off ticket from a Circle K in Callahan.

Hurricane Olaf heading toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Hurricane Olaf was heading toward a strike on the Los Cabos resort region at the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Thursday. The U.
Crews searching for Confederate statue's 1887 time capsule

Crews searching for Confederate statue's 1887 time capsule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews are still searching for a time capsule they believe is buried inside the pedestal under a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E.
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