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Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major pro

Berkeley to offer vegan meals at public events, buildings

BERKELEY, Calif.
Google delays return to office, mandates vaccines

Google delays return to office, mandates vaccines

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened.
US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot.
Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, mostly women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in four of the killings and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
CP Rail says ruling on CN-KCS merger expected soon; CP not giving up on its own bid

CP Rail says ruling on CN-KCS merger expected soon; CP not giving up on its own bid

CALGARY — With a U.S. regulator set to rule soon on Canadian National Railway Co.'s proposed merger with Kansas City Southern, rival Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it stands "ready to re-engage" with KCS if CN's $33.
Kinross Gold Corp. reports lower Q2 earnings amid increased production costs

Kinross Gold Corp. reports lower Q2 earnings amid increased production costs

TORONTO — Mining company Kinross Gold Corp. reported lower earnings and increased costs around production for its second-quarter report Wednesday. The company reported net earnings attributable to common shareholders of US$119.
Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday.
ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72.

More HOF health services coming to help NFL players

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is partnering with the largest provider of telepsychiatry services in the country under an agreement aimed at improving life for current and former NFL players.