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In response to Western drought, a flood of legislation

September 19, 2021, 10:30am Latest News

Las Vegas visitors can still snap selfies with the mermaids swimming among tropical fish in the Silverton Casino’s massive aquarium and gaze at the colorful dancing water displays of the… Read story

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden’s boosters-for-all plan

September 18, 2021, 2:54pm Nation & World

Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning… Read story

Bipartisan bill offers green card path for ‘documented Dreamers’

September 17, 2021, 10:30am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., proposed legislation this week that would put so-called documented “Dreamers,” or foreign citizens who grew up legally in the U.S. on a parent’s work visa but then aged out, on a path to permanent residency. Read story

Security fencing and video surveillance equipment has been installed around the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump who are demanding the release of rioters arrested in connection with the 6 January insurrection. (AP Photo/J.

Protest for jailed Capitol rioters: Police ready this time

Security fencing and video surveillance equipment has been installed around the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump who are demanding the release of rioters arrested in connection with the 6 January insurrection. (AP Photo/J.

September 17, 2021, 10:12am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting what they call the “political prisoners” of the Jan. 6 insurrection — about 60 people held behind bars of the more than 600 charged in the deadly riot. Read story

U.S. targets 5 al-Qaida operatives in Turkey with sanctions

September 16, 2021, 12:58pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday against five men in Turkey suspected of providing financial services and travel assistance to al-Qaida. Read story

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s ‘summer of love’ with Europe hits an abrupt break-up

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Washington.

September 16, 2021, 12:58pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s summer of love with Europe appears to have come to an abrupt end. Read story

Third round of child tax credit payments go out this week. Here’s what to know

September 13, 2021, 11:48am Latest News

Eligible families are set to receive a third round of monthly child tax credit direct payments this week. Read story

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics, to protect students as they return to school amid a resurgence of the coronavirus.

Biden’s vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics, to protect students as they return to school amid a resurgence of the coronavirus.

September 10, 2021, 3:10pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to vaccinate against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republicans threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the… Read story

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

Biden presses states to require vaccines for all teachers

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

September 10, 2021, 1:26pm Politics

Hoping to prevent another school year from being upended by the pandemic, President Joe Biden visited a Washington middle school Friday to push his new COVID plan, accusing some Republican governors of being “cavalier” with the health of children. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during an event to celebrate labor unions, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Washington.

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

President Joe Biden speaks during an event to celebrate labor unions, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Washington.

September 9, 2021, 3:55pm Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. Read story