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  • Concern rises over anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The firing of Guatemala’s top anti-corruption prosecutor and new allegations that someone close to the attorney general was soliciting bribes for protection from investigations have increased concerns that what little capacity the country still had to battle corruption is being dismantled from within.
  • Black leaders rally to preserve cemetery next to skate park

    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Black community leaders are calling on officials in a city south of Atlanta to preserve a cemetery for African Americans that they say has long been neglected and is under threat from a city skate park.
  • Former Nevada ‘sundown town’ stands by siren amid reckoning

    MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A red siren perched atop a small town’s volunteer fire department sounds every night at 6 p.m., sending a piercing noise echoing through the ranches and towns of northern Nevada’s Carson Valley including Dresslerville — a community governed by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.
  • California, NYC to require employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

    California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot.
  • NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
  • Judge tells county to retrieve some COVID-19 relief payments

    CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan county was ordered Monday to claw back COVID-19 relief payments from some of its workers after a resident challenged the way the federal money was approved by local officials.
  • Winds stoke California's largest fire as blazes scorch West

    INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Erratic winds and the potential for dry lightning added to the challenges facing firefighters battling California’s largest wildfire, one of numerous blazes burning Monday across the U.S. West.
  • Warring drug cartel factions in north Mexico announce truce

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Apparently, even the most bloodthirsty drug gangs can get tired of killing: Three of the warring factions of Mexico's Gulf cartel announced Monday they have reached agreement on a truce.
  • Texas shooter dies after party-goers throw bricks at him

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man who opened fire at a backyard party in Fort Worth early Monday, killing one and injuring three, died after being chased by fellow party-goers who threw landscaping bricks at him, Texas authorities said.
  • Gunman in California shooting had domestic violence arrests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot this weekend when his SWAT team tried to rescue people held hostage inside a San Joaquin Valley home by a man armed with an AK-47-style rifle and a handgun, authorities said Monday.

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