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US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years ago, the 11th of September dawned as just a date. By midnight, it was 9/11, the staggering starting point for a new era of terror, war, politics, patriotism and tragedy. The U.S. marks the milestone anniversary Saturday under the pall of a pandemic and in the ...

Biden’s vaccine rules to set off barrage of legal challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's sweeping new vaccine requirements have Republican governors threatening lawsuits. His unapologetic response: "Have at it." The administration is gearing up for another major clash between federal and state rule. But while many details about the rules ...

DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats sue NYC over pandemic fee caps

Three of the nation's largest food delivery companies are suing New York City over a limit on fees it put in place during the pandemic to protect restaurants devastated by the forced closure of their dining rooms. The city has continued to extend those caps even as vaccinations allow more ...

House Dems begin moving parts of Biden $3.5T domestic plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republicans and among themselves over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping ...

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." The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid, "to ...

Crews end daylong search for 1887 Lee statue time capsule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crews in Virginia ended a daylong search Thursday after they were unable to locate a 134-year-old time capsule state officials believe is buried in the pedestal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that towered over Richmond for more than a century. State ...

50 years after Attica uprising, families want apology

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fifty years after the revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility, unanswered questions still bother those touched by what remains the nation's deadliest prison uprising. What unknown details are buried inside hundreds of pages of records that remain sealed? And will New ...

George Strickler, attorney who fought for civil rights, dies

A civil rights attorney who fought to desegregate Southern schools in the 1960s and was pushed out of his University of Mississippi teaching job amid uproar over his work on behalf of Black clients has died. He was 80. George M. Strickler Jr., died at his New Orleans home on Sept. 2 after a ...

Biden to campaign Monday with Newsom as recall nears end

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will get a boost in the final days of a campaign that is trying to kick him out of office from the nation's most prominent Democrat: President Joe Biden. Biden will join the first-term Democratic governor in the Southern California city ...

EXPLAINER: Texas law gives limited window for abortions

DALLAS (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott, in defending Texas' near-ban on abortions, says women and girls who are raped won't be forced to give birth because the new law "provides at least six weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion." But that's not how pregnancy works. The Texas law — ...