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CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

WASHINGTON (AP/WXXV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, ending some of the political pressure being placed on President Joe Biden. The new moratorium could…

Officials: Gunfire erupts at San Jose railyard, several hurt

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose, California says several people are receiving medical treatment after police and sheriff’s officials responded to reports of a shooting at a railyard. Mayor Sam Liccardo said Wednesday in a tweet…

Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — for now. The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months ago for inciting violence…

Tornadoes cause damage in Mississippi; Tupelo hit at night

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Multiple tornadoes have caused damage across Mississippi, destroying homes and uprooting trees. But no injuries have been reported. A line of severe storms rolled through the state Sunday. Meteorologists declared a “tornado emergency” for Tupelo…

Disneyland reopened Friday, teases new pass program

The Happiest Place on Earth is finally open again! Disneyland in Anaheim, California held its grand opening Friday. Guests were welcomed back for the first time since the pandemic forced the theme park to close. The reopening comes as Disney…

DoorDash offers lower-priced delivery plans amid criticism

DoorDash is launching lower-priced delivery options for U.S. restaurants, responding to criticism that the commissions it charges are too high for the beleaguered industry. The San Francisco delivery company said Tuesday it will offer a new basic plan that will…

Biden to sign $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors. Administration officials say the order will provide a pay bump…

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took has taken a further step. The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to make the nation’s capital the 51st state.…