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N Carolina couple split jackpot thanks to 2 winning tickets

N Carolina couple split jackpot thanks to 2 winning tickets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple split a nearly $1 million lottery jackpot thanks to two identical tickets, a sudden windfall the pair say they will put to good use.
US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.
Judge blocks Florida governor’s order banning mask mandates

Judge blocks Florida governor’s order banning mask mandates

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts can legally require their students to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a judge ruled Friday, saying Gov.
Brutal benchmark: Arizona passes 1 million COVID-19 cases

Brutal benchmark: Arizona passes 1 million COVID-19 cases

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases Friday, becoming the 13th state to reach the grim milestone while contending with yet another major spike in infections.
Texas GOP advances voting bill after Democrats’ holdout ends

Texas GOP advances voting bill after Democrats’ holdout ends

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans advanced new voting restrictions Thursday night after months of protests by Democrats, who after returning from a 38-day walkout are now all but out of ways to stop a bill that includes a ban on drive-thru votin
Tropical Storm Ida prompts hurricane watch for New Orleans

Tropical Storm Ida prompts hurricane watch for New Orleans

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ida formed in the Caribbean on Thursday and forecasters said its track was aimed at the U.S.
Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite the day's deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S.
US closing troubled NYC jail where Epstein killed himself

US closing troubled NYC jail where Epstein killed himself

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday it is shutting down an embattled federal jail in New York City after a slew of problems that came to light following disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide there two years ago.