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Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

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 years ...

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize their divorce

SEATTLE (AP) — The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May they were ending their 27-year marriage and on Monday a King County Superior Court judge signed the dissolution decree. The New York Times reports the ...

Atlanta mayor: ‘Monster’ who killed parkgoer must be caught

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 has stoked intense interest ...

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

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. "I think ...

A look at the harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited report issued Tuesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed several accounts from accusers who have gone public. But the report also revealed previously unknown accusations, including ...

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America's colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told ...

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

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 goal here is to ...

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

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

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry’s parent over Israel boycott

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The Republican governor said the ...

Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. "The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is tied to having stable sea ...