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Los Angeles County avoids new mask rule as COVID stabilizes

Los Angeles County avoids new mask rule as COVID stabilizes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County dropped a plan to impose a universal indoor mask mandate this week as COVID-19 infections and rates of hospitalizations have stabilized, a top health official said Thursday.
Defense contractor held without bail in ID theft mystery

Defense contractor held without bail in ID theft mystery

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S.
Deal on Capitol Hill could ease seniors' health costs

Deal on Capitol Hill could ease seniors' health costs

A deal on Capitol Hill that could cut prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare beneficiaries was cautiously cheered by older Americans and their advocates Thursday even as many worried it might never come to fruition.
Oklahoma pair arrested in child's death, body was burned

Oklahoma pair arrested in child's death, body was burned

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man and a woman described as his girlfriend were arrested for the death of a young child whose burned body was found in central Oklahoma, authorities said.
Flooding in central Appalachia kills at least 3 in Kentucky

Flooding in central Appalachia kills at least 3 in Kentucky

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Rescue workers plucked people off rooftops amid fast-rising water Thursday in central Appalachia, where torrential rains unleashed devastating flooding that caused at least three deaths in Kentucky.
Energy on the table, Macron hosts Saudi prince for dinner

Energy on the table, Macron hosts Saudi prince for dinner

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to his presidential palace Thursday and offering him dinner in controversial talks that mark another step in the Saudi leader’s diplomatic rehabilitatio
Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions.

Alaska State Troopers: Teen kills 3 siblings, himself

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 15-year-old boy shot and killed three siblings at a home near Fairbanks and was found with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Alaska State Troopers said.
WNBA's Griner tells drug trial: 'My career is my whole life'

WNBA's Griner tells drug trial: 'My career is my whole life'

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug possession trial in Russia that an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was being said while she was detained at Moscow's airport in February and that offi
Ex-cops Kueng, Thao sentenced for violating Floyd’s rights

Ex-cops Kueng, Thao sentenced for violating Floyd’s rights

ST. PAUL, Minn.