Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

August 2, 2021 7:21 pm RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads....

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...

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...

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...

The Latest: McDonald’s requires masks in some locations

August 2, 2021 3:56 pm CHICAGO — McDonald’s says it will require employees and customers to resume wearing masks inside some U.S. restaurants regardless of vaccination status. ...

Black man assaulted at Indiana lake faces criminal charges

August 2, 2021 3:37 pm INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana...

Afghans plead for Canada to help families

August 2, 2021 3:21 pm OTTAWA — Former Afghan interpreters now living in Canada are pleading for the federal government to help extended family members stuck in Afghanistan as the...

US hits 70% vaccination rate — a month late, amid a surge

August 2, 2021 3:11 pm The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults...

The Latest: White House says no to mandatory vaccination

August 2, 2021 3:11 pm White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that a nationwide vaccination requirement “is not on the table,” but noted that employers have the right to...

The Latest: Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

August 2, 2021 2:56 pm BATON ROGUE, La. — Louisiana on Monday reinstated a mask mandate in all indoor locations, including schools and colleges, as the states struggles with surging...

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Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

August 3, 2021 12:11 am PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get...

Diplomats: ASEAN waiting on Myanmar approval of envoy

August 2, 2021 11:46 pm MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats have tentatively chosen a special envoy to help deal with the violent...

Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers

August 2, 2021 11:16 pm JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Irman Pahlepi is back at work in Jakarta's Dr. Suyoto public hospital, immediately resuming his duties...