Monday, August 2, 2021

‘I’m back’: Ex-con Blagojevich sues for right to run again

August 2, 2021 7:26 pm CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest...

Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

August 2, 2021 7:26 pm SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an...

Lawmaker who named rape accuser says she did nothing wrong

August 2, 2021 7:11 pm BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho state lawmaker accused of violating ethics rules by publicizing the name of an alleged rape victim in disparaging social...

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

August 2, 2021 7:06 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium...

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

August 2, 2021 6:56 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats...

Oregon: Settlement with Victoria ‘s Secret owner ends ‘fear’

August 2, 2021 6:31 pm SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials believe a $90 million settlement it has reached with the parent company of Victoria's Secret guarantees an end to...

Winds, thunderstorms in fire zone forecast

August 2, 2021 6:06 pm KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for the coming days, but the weather shifts could also bring higher winds and possible thunderstorms...

The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

August 2, 2021 6:06 pm MINNEAPOLIS — The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis that was made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof...

Evictions resume, tenants scramble for assistance

August 2, 2021 5:06 pm PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. He was...

Treasury Department’s borrowing plans assume debt-limit deal

August 2, 2021 4:06 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has unveiled plans to borrow $673 billion in the current quarter while employing emergency measures to keep the government...

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IMF OKs big increase in funds to alleviate pandemic impact

August 2, 2021 8:31 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The governing body of the International Monetary Fund has approved a $650 billion expansion in the agency's...

Giant panda in French zoo gives birth to ‘lively’ twin girls

August 2, 2021 8:21 pm PARIS (AP) — A giant panda on loan to France from China gave birth to female twin cubs early Monday,...

Sierra Nevada red fox to be listed as federally endangered

August 2, 2021 7:56 pm RENO, Nev. (AP) — The slender, bushy-tailed Sierra Nevada red fox will be listed as an endangered species, federal wildlife...