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Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lisa Mascaro | Sunday Sep 19, 2021
The $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats.

Emmy's Vow a 'Good Time' After Bleak Year, 'Crown' May Rule

By Lynn Elber | Sunday Sep 19, 2021
Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.

One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller | Saturday Sep 18, 2021
Already, Biden has seen public approval numbers trend downward as the pandemic has deepened and Americans cast blame for the flawed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

By James Anderson | Saturday Sep 18, 2021
A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others.

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

By Cameron Rogers, Edmunds | Saturday Sep 18, 2021
Which one of these hot hatches is the better buy? Edmunds' experts put the two speedy compacts head-to-head to determine a winner.

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

By Scott Sonner | Saturday Sep 18, 2021
The material that can withstand intensive heat for short periods resembles tin foil from the kitchen drawer but is modeled after the tent-like shelters that wildland firefighters use as a last resort to protect themselves when trapped by flames.

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Saturday Sep 18, 2021
San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

By Jill Lawless | Friday Sep 17, 2021
The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

By Michael Tarm | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

Friday Sep 17, 2021
Police have charged two men with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

US Will Give Runway Rights to a Budget Airline at Newark Airport

Friday Sep 17, 2021
The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares.

Diner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Workers at Florida Restaurant

Friday Sep 17, 2021
A diner at a north Florida restaurant gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share.

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

By Michael Balsamo and Mohamed Ibrahim | Friday Sep 17, 2021
The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' Streaming Seek Emmy Awards Glory

By Lynn Elber | Friday Sep 17, 2021
The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games.

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-Age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

By Lynn Elber | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. She was 92.

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-Age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. She was 92.

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said.

Polis, 1st Openly Gay Governor Elected, Marries in Colorado

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate.

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