June 29, 2021

The Latest: LA County urges indoor masks even if vaccinated

LOS ANGELES — Health officials in Los Angeles County are recommending, but not making mandatory that people wear masks indoors in public places regardless of […]
June 29, 2021

The Latest: Australia lifts age restrictions on AstraZeneca

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has removed age restrictions for adults who want the AstraZeneca vaccine as the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads. Australian health […]
June 28, 2021

Minnesota Court of Appeals says regulators were right to deny US Steel's challenge of permit

In its decision, the Minnesota Court of Appeals said the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency properly denied the company’s two requests after the state agency in […]
June 28, 2021

Freed from COVID restrictions, big US banks hike dividends

NEW YORK — Recently freed from regulators’ coronavirus restrictions, the largest U.S. banks on Monday announced plans to return tens of billions of dollars to […]
June 28, 2021

The Latest: Oklahoma National Guard ending pandemic duty

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma National Guard troops who have been assisting the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic will begin ending their assignment this week. […]
June 28, 2021

Justices deny Wyoming, Montana coal suit against Washington

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that it won’t allow Wyoming and Montana to sue Washington state for denying a key permit […]
June 28, 2021

Dry conditions are hurting Minnesota's cattle farms first

Minnesota’s yellowing grass and drier-than-normal weather may soon force cattle farmers to make tough decisions about how to feed their herds. While the state’s big […]
June 28, 2021

Tech gains nudge S&P 500, Nasdaq further into record heights

NEW YORK — Strength for tech stocks nudged U.S. indexes a bit further into record heights Monday, more than making up for losses across much […]
June 28, 2021

YWCA Minneapolis names University of Minnesota attorney as new CEO

The YWCA Minneapolis has named University of Minnesota attorney Shelley Carthen Watson the nonprofit’s new CEO, starting Aug. 9. The YWCA, which has about a […]
June 28, 2021

US judge: Rep. Boebert can block people on personal Twitter

DENVER — A federal judge ruled last week that Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert does not have to unblock a former Democratic Colorado state lawmaker […]