KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said it retook a strategically important suburb of Kyiv on Tuesday, as Russian forces squeezed other areas near the capital and pressed their attack on the embattled southern port of Mariupol.
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Editorial: COVID-19 And Our Own Complacency
Monday sounded like a dire day in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 550,000 American lives.
DONNA, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration for the first time Tuesday allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 people, including children and families, were crammed into a space intended for 250 and the youngest were kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s factory activity rebounded in March from a three-month slowdown as export orders rose, a survey showed Wednesday.
A monthly index of manufacturing issued by the China’s statistics agency and an industry group rose to 51.9 from February’s 50.6 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding.
WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter's home in Virginia.
His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to COVID-19.
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2021. There are 275 days left in the year.
DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 30 points, Michael Porter Jr. added 27 and the Denver Nuggets raced out to a 25-point lead on their way to a 104-95 win over the slow-starting Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are delaying Illinois’ reopening plans, state public health officials said Tuesday.
Some business operating restrictions were to be lifted this week under Gov.
New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have yet to announce a deal on the state budget even as a deadline to pass a spending plan by Thursday looms.
New York legislative leaders have given little insight about some of the biggest issues: including the fate of a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An effort to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage has failed in Mississippi, a state with high rates of infant mortality and maternal mortality.
The state's program usually has two months of coverage for women after giving birth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90.
His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to COVID-19.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health is investigating reports of people in the state who tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after they were fully vaccinated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans on Monday to extend the statewide eviction moratorium for the third time since the start of the pandemic.
The moratorium was set to expire on Wednesday and will now sunset on May 31.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The pandemic gave NASCAR an overdue opportunity to break from the way things had always been done in the sport.
The traditional three-day race weekend was scrapped as NASCAR scrambled to complete a season while following COVID-19 protocols.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus.
Gov. Mark Gordon lifted a statewide mask mandate March 16.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday a three-month extension of the statewide eviction moratorium that had been set to expire at the end of March.
The updated executive order comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directed states to extend protections through June 30.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a week of cancelled floor sessions due to multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases within the Capitol, Oregon's House of Representatives returned to action on Tuesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill aimed at shutting down one of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails.
Led by majority Democrats, the state Senate voted 28-21 Tuesday in favor of a measure that would ban for-profit detention centers in the state.
‘Lighting a fuse’: Amazon vote may spark more union pushes
What happens inside a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama could have major implications not just for the country’s second-largest employer but the labor movement at large.
Like many teams in college basketball, George Washington University had to endure quarantines, testing protocols and a long pause because of a COVID-19 outbreak.
What other teams didn't have to deal with were worries about personal safety and a weeklong move off campus because of the insurrection at the U.S.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Occupational Safety & Health has fined a Bend coffee shop more than $27,000 for allegedly violating three standards meant to protect employees from the coronavirus disease.
With Pennsylvania still vaccinating its most vulnerable population, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that his administration is discussing when to make the COVID-19 shot more widely available and that he expects it to happen relatively quickly.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino owner MGM Resorts International is bringing the coronavirus vaccine to its Las Vegas Strip employees, with the opening of an inoculation clinic at the Mandalay Bay resort convention center.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday he will spend $6 million in discretionary COVID-19 relief funds on free community computer labs near broadband deserts statewide.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the GOP-controlled Kansas House are formally registering their opposition to Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for encouraging counties to keep mask mandates in place as a potentially more infectious strain of coronavirus becomes more widespread in the state.
PHOENIX (AP) — Pima County officials said Tuesday they will continue to enforce a mask mandate to contain the spread of COVID-19, joining a group of local leaders defying Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's order banning government requirements for face coverings.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York received a key approval Tuesday to move ahead on a long-delayed plan to charge motorists an additional toll to enter Manhattan's core, a move aimed at reducing congestion and raising money for public transit systems.
U.S. stock indexes closed lower Tuesday as another swell higher for Treasury yields added pressure on big technology stocks.
The spotlight was again on the bond market, where the yield on the 10-year Treasury perked higher after a report showed consumers are even more confident than economists expected.
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Maria Corona knew she wanted to get the vaccine. Three months earlier, eight of her family members tested positive for COVID-19. So had many of her co-workers and neighbors.
“I was really concerned,” said Corona, who, at 49, spends half the year working in food processing plants and the other half working in the fields near her home in Boardman.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation, tribal health officials said Tuesday.
The United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation that extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials are recommending that churches and other religious organizations continue to hold off on hosting indoor worship services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, even Gov.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a $3.7 billion deal Tuesday with Amtrak and CSX Transportation that officials say will break loose a major East Coast chokepoint and allow for a dramatic expansion of passenger and commuter rail.
Spring training took its toll on the Cincinnati Reds, and some key players who suffered injuries won't be back in time for Thursday's opener.
Outfielder Shogo Akiyama (hamstring), and pitchers Sonny Gray (back) and Michael Lorenzen (shoulder strain) will miss the opener but aren't expected to be sidelined too long after that.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California health officials are expected to announce on Tuesday additional counties that can allow more businesses to reopen more business and permit more recreational activities, amid low coronavirus case and hospitalization rates and increased vaccinations.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to delay for two weeks a vote on whether to lift a mask mandate imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state’s largest city.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An organization committed to ending mass incarceration in North Carolina and demanding racial equity in criminal justice called out Attorney General Josh Stein on Tuesday, saying his office has fallen short in protecting civil rights.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago hospital's CEO has been suspended for two weeks following a series of COVID-19 vaccination events involving alleged favoritism, including one in which ineligible Trump Tower workers were vaccinated.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district has approved a $1,000 one-time supplement for employees to thank them for their work during a school year filled with challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — A slain Colorado police officer credited with preventing more people from being killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket will be honored at a memorial service before being laid to rest Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city is urging a federal judge to not send him to prison for corrupting the process that led to his appointment in 2018, saying he has taken full responsibility, is now suffering financial hardship and is susceptible to serious complications from the coronavirus.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Seven more pharmacy chains are set to offer COVID-19 vaccine shots in Wisconsin, state health officials said Tuesday.
The state Department of Health Services announced that seven new chains will receive vaccine this week as part of the federal retail pharmacy program, including Costco; CVS; Hy-Vee; Good Neighbor and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation; Health Mart; Medicine Shoppe and Cardinal Health; and Topco.
KOGELO SIAYA, Kenya (AP) — Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former U.S. President Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives, was buried Tuesday at a funeral in western Kenya with only about 100 mourners in attendance due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) — The fourth time was the charm for a Louisiana couple who finally got married after the coronavirus pandemic and a nasty hurricane season delayed three previous wedding attempts.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan barber who defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and reopened his shop last spring during the coronavirus pandemic was fined $9,000 for violating licensing rules, including joining a protest where hairstylists cut hair on the Capitol lawn.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence surged in March to the highest reading in a year, helped by increased vaccinations and more government economic support.
The Conference Board said Tuesday its consumer confidence index rose to 109.7 in March, the best showing since it stood at 118.8 in March of last year as the pandemic was beginning to hit the United States.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A party attended by more than 100 people at a small house near the University of Connecticut has resulted in two arrests and an investigation by school officials into possible student conduct violations.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting nearly $30.7 million in additional federal money to support COVID-19 vaccines to correct a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formula that previously shortchanged small states, U.S.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic and his government resigned on Tuesday to ease a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.