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Man who killed Pentagon officer had troubled past, officials say

By Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Michael Niesecker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — As officials seek clues about what prompted a Georgia man to fatally stab a Pentagon police officer, details of the suspect’s troubled past emerged Wednesday through interviews and court records. Austin William Lanz, 27, was arrested last April for a break-in at a neighbor’s home and drew police attention months earlier for a harassment campaign involving sexually explicit photos and messages, according to inte...
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Mexico sues US gun manufacturers in federal court over arms trafficking toll

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | The Associated Press MEXICO CITY  — The Mexican government sued United States gun manufacturers and distributors Wednesday in U.S. federal court, arguing that their negligent and illegal commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico. The unusual lawsuit was filed in U.S. federal court in Boston. Among those being sued are some of the biggest names in guns, including: Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.; Barret Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.; Beretta U.S.A. Cor...
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Frontier Airlines now supports crew who restrained unruly passenger

By Gregory Wallace | CNN Frontier Airlines now says it “supports” and will pay the crew of flight attendants it had earlier said were suspended after restraining a passenger charged with groping and punching them. The airline initially told CNN the crew members “will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of an investigation.” But after the union representing its flight attendants criticized the airline’s “knee-jerk reaction to a short video clip that did no...
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Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He backed city and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about some daily activities. Speaking from the White House, Biden sharply criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials who have moved to block t...
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Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MARINA VILLENEUVE 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 he should resign,” Biden told reporters Tuesday, echoing the sentiments of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York’s U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, New York Times, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Kim, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Sexual Harassment, Kirsten Gillibrand, Albany

Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MARINA VILLENEUVE NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday, hastening calls for the Democrat’s resignation or impeachment. The governor remained defiant, saying in a taped response to the findings that “the facts are much different than what has been portrayed” and that he “never touch...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Associated Press, Kim, Andrew Cuomo, Sexual Harassment, Kirsten Gillibrand, Albany, James, Cuomo, Bennett, Assembly

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SAGAR MEGHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the building, A Pentagon police officer who was stabbed later died, according to officials who wer...
Tags: Politics, News, Shooting, Washington, White House, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pentagon, Associated Press, Metro, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Potomac River, Mark Milley

Officer dead after burst of violence outside Pentagon

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SAGAR MEGHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, law enforcement officials said. A shooting resulted in the Pentagon being locked down for more than an hour. A Pentagon officer who was stabbed later died, according to officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. More details about the violence were expecte...
Tags: Politics, News, Shooting, Washington, White House, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pentagon, Associated Press, Metro, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Potomac River, Mark Milley

New York City will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

By KAREN MATTHEWS | The Associated Press NEW YORK  — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions. The new requirement, which will be phased in over several weeks in August and September, is the most aggressive step the city has taken yet to curb a surge in cases caused by the Delta...
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Evictions are expected to spark increase in food insecurity, mental duress, say UCLA researchers

LOS ANGELES — Researchers expect an increase in food insecurity and mental duress sparked by the expiration of the federal moratorium on rental evictions, a study released Monday by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate indicates. When the eviction ban went into effect in California in March last year as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, scarce household financial resources in some renter households were redirected to immediate needs, including food and grocery spending, resulting in reduced food...
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Want to avoid lockdown? You may not like the advice

By Ralph Ellis and Madeline Holcombe | CNN To avoid lockdowns, people in the United States will have to do things that they won’t necessarily want to do, such as wearing masks at indoor gatherings even if they’re vaccinated and having kids mask up in schools, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Monday. “We want to avoid lockdowns at all costs, but that means we’re going to have to do some other things that won’t necessarily be welcomed by people,” Dr. Francis Collins said on A...
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Will Donald Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Gov. Newsom recall?

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political center largely vanished, it’s rare to see governors win elections on adversarial ground, making the notion of a Republican upset in one of the nation’s Democratic strongholds seem implausible. Repub...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, California, Washington, Massachusetts, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, San Diego, Associated Press, Republican Party

Could bacon become harder to find in California?

By Scott McFetridge | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California. Bacon and eggs are among the most popular menu item at SAMS American Eatery in San Francisco, Kim says. “Our...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Restaurants, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Iowa, Associated Press, Kim, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, U S Department of Agriculture, North Carolina State University

Odenkirk says he had a ‘small heart attack,’ will be back

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk said Friday that he “had a small heart attack” but will “be back soon.” The 58-year-old actor took to Twitter to make his first public statement since collapsing on the show’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, set on Tuesday. “Hi. It’s Bob,” Odenkirk tweeted. “Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming....
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Biden nominates Gold Star dad Khan to religious freedom post

By Donald Judd | CNN President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump’s ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan, who endorsed Biden in 2020, said in 2016 that Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one,” before raising a copy of the US Constitution, asking if Trump had ever read it. Khan’s son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in Bag...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Religion, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Khan, Biden, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Trump

Justice Dept.: IRS must give Trump taxes to Congress

By Mark Sherman | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former President’s tax information” and that under federal law, “Treasury must furnish the info...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Manhattan, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump

Trump urged Justice officials to call election ‘corrupt’

By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Trump went to try to overturn the results of the election and to elicit the support of law enforcement officials and othe...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Justice, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Eric Tucker, U S Capitol, Rosen

AG Garland threatens to sue Texas over migrant order

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened legal action against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants in a Thursday letter, calling it “both dangerous and unlawful” and urging the governor to immediately rescind it. On Wednesday, Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants “who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities” and directing Texas Department of Public Safety to stop any vehicle it finds su...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Immigration, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, House, Long Beach, Homeland Security, CBP, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security

Flight attendant union seeks criminal penalties for unruly passengers

By Gregory Wallace and Christina Carrega | CNN The nation’s largest flight attendant union says nearly one in five of its members has encountered a violent airplane passenger so far this year, and it says the time has come for more focus on criminal charges for in-air disturbances. “When people are facing jail time for acting out on a plane, we suddenly see some sobering up,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants. “We believe that the criminal penalties are critical...
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Congress passes bill to fund Afghan visas, Capitol security

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. The $2.1 billion bill now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The Senate approved the legislation early Thursday afternoon, 98-0, and the House passed it immediately a...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Democrats, Taliban, House, Mitch McConnell, Pentagon

Israel will offer 3rd COVID booster to older citizens

By Ilan Ben Zion | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale. “I’m announcing this evening the beginning of the campaign to receive the booster vaccine, the third vaccine,” Bennett said in a nationally televised ...
Tags: Politics, News, Israel, Eu, Sport, World news, Soccer, Norway, Pfizer, Naftali Bennett, Bennett, Isaac Herzog, National News, Ilan Ben Zion, Coronavirus

Senate has reportedly reached deal on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and said they are ready to vote to take up the bill. An evening test vote was possible. Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio made the announcement at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who have been in talks with Democrats and the White House on the bipartisan package. “We now...
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GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Republicans, Congress, US, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Dallas, Donald Trump, Trump, Wright, Austin Texas

DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Reuters, Democratic, Capitol, Brooks

Robert Moses, civil rights activist who led voter registration drives, dies at 86

By Rebecca Santana | Associated Press Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely referred to as Bob, worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement and was central to the...
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FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
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Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulation of broadba...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden

Canada border guards vote to strike days ahead of border opening

By Moira Warburton | Reuters VANCOUVER – Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause disruptions and hurt businesses emerging out of the pandemic-driven economic downturn. A strike would slow down commercial traffic at the land border, the unions said, as well as impact international mail a...
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Infrastructure talks hit snags as Senate pressure rises

By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senators ran into new problems Monday as they raced to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, serious roadblocks remain. Disputes have surfaced over how much money should go to public transit and water projects. And other disagreements over spending and wage requirements for highways, bro...
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With COVID surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

By AAMER MADHANI | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant, according to a White House official. President Joe Biden earlier this month said that his administration was “in the process” of considering how soon the U.S. could lift the ban on European travel bound for the U.S. after the issue was raised by German Chancellor A...
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