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Yasser Sanchez
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yasser Sanchez has twice worked to defeat Joe Biden’s bids for the vice presidency by building support for Republican candidates among his fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It wasn’t hard. Now the lifelong Republican finds himself in the...
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WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of a temporary price change to take effect Oct. 18, 2020. The planned temporary price adjustments are in response to increased expenses and heightened demand for online shopping package...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. Ardern said Auckland, the...
Man walking on Waikiki beach with hotel in the background.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday it’s not safe to follow through with a plan to allow out-of-state travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement beginning Aug. 1. The mayor cited a surge in coronavirus cases in California and other U.S...
Ciprian Contreras, second from right, with sunglasses
RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in “Rocky.” Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be An American” doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage...
A surfer at Haleiwa HA
HONOLULU (AP) — A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus. “This case raises issues of...
Woman cleaning a stair railing
NEW YORK (AP) — Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to bring their own food and drinks to your cookout. Use hand sanitizer after banking at an ATM. Call ahead to restaurants and nail salons to make sure staff are wearing face coverings. And no high-fives...
Assistant Interior Secretary for the Insular Areas Douglas Domenech in the background between Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency, investigators said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The Interior...
Pago Pago, AMERIKA SAMOA - PASIA I.R.S FA’ATULAGAGA TUFATUFA AI SIAKI  STIMULUS AMERIKA SAMOA   Ua fa’ailoa e le Teutupe a le Malo o Amerika Samoa, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a, ua pasia e le fetarale (I.R.S) le ala na fa’atulaga e le latou matagaluega e tufatufaina atu ai siaki a le Stimulus mai le Malo...
 a police officer arrives to tell people to leave Waikiki Beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities are cracking down on rogue tourists who are visiting beaches, riding personal watercraft, shopping and generally flouting strict requirements that they quarantine for 14 days after arriving. A newlywed California couple left their Waikiki hotel room repeatedly,...

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