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Hawaii delays quarantine waiver, cites mainland outbreaks

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:32pm

Hawaii's governor said Monday he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing increasing virus cases in Hawaii, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of testing supplies.

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:29pm

North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Judge rules Mary Trump can publicize book about her uncle

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:56pm

Mary Trump can talk about the highly critical book she wrote about her uncle, President Donald Trump, over the objections of the president's brother, a judge ruled Monday as he lifted an order that had blocked her from publicizing or distributing her work.

Detroit billionaire Manuel 'Matty' Moroun dies at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:46pm

Manuel “Matty” Moroun, a billionaire businessman who owned a critical bridge that connects Michigan to Canada, has died in his suburban Detroit home. He was 93.

Indians, other teams pressured after Redskins drop nickname

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:28pm

The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians.

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:09pm

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.

New Orleans fire chief: Bodies out from collapsed hotel soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 2:53pm

The two remaining bodies inside a hotel that was under construction in New Orleans when it partially collapsed last October might be removed by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, the city's fire chief said Monday.

Feds seize internet domain in Chinese arms trafficking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 2:29pm

An internet domain has been seized as part of an international arms trafficking investigation into gun silencers from China, federal authorities in Detroit said Monday.

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:39pm

Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

California governor extends closure of bars, indoor dining statewide, orders churches, hair salons closed in most places

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:24pm

California governor extends closure of bars, indoor dining statewide, orders churches, hair salons closed in most places.

New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:19pm

with a roster of “serious” actors including Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty — a monument to how often, for the biggest laughs, you need to play it straight. Currently streaming on Netflix.

Subways sparkle, but does cleaning decrease COVID-19 risk?

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:08pm

Mass transit systems around the world have taken unprecedented — and expensive — steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including New York shutting down its subways overnight and testing powerful ultraviolet lamps to disinfect seats, poles and floors.

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:01pm

The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues.

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion for June as spending to combat coronavirus recession explodes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:00pm

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion for June as spending to combat coronavirus recession explodes.

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

Matthew Lee and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:52am

The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:47am

Wall Street is rising as CEOs across the country prepare to tell their investors how much money they made, or lost, in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic pounded the economy.

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:07am

A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill.

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:37am

Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers.

100,000 mail-in votes went uncounted in California's primary

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:34am

More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary, according to data obtained by The Associated Press that highlights a glaring gap in the state's effort to ensure every vote is counted.