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Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

By Alexandra Jaffe, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jonathan Lemire | Friday Jul 30, 2021
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors.

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

By David Koenig | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Friday Jul 30, 2021
A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1974.

Who's Next? Jodie Whittaker to Leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022

Friday Jul 30, 2021
It's time for another "Doctor Who" regeneration. The BBC said Thursday that star Jodie Whittaker will leave the venerable science fiction series next year, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Harvey Weinstein: 1 Sexual Assault Count Dismissed, for Now

By Andrew Dalton | Friday Jul 30, 2021
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a minor and possibly temporary victory.

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney over 'Black Widow' Release

By Lindsey Bahr and Andrew Dalton | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

Janice Mirikitani, Poet, Leader of LGBTQ-Affirming San Francisco Church, Dies

Friday Jul 30, 2021
Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80.

New Russian Lab Briefly Knocks Space Station out of Position

By Seth Borenstein | Friday Jul 30, 2021
A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday when it accidentally fired its thrusters.

Japan to Widen Virus Emergency after Record Spike Amid Games

By Mari Yamaguchi | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of a record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics.

Biden Calls on Congress to Extend Eviction Moratorium

By Michael Casey | Friday Jul 30, 2021
The Biden administration will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of the month.

Spanish Judge Recommends Shakira Face Tax Fraud Trial

Friday Jul 30, 2021
A Spanish judge investigating alleged tax fraud by Colombian musician Shakira recommended on Thursday that the case go to trial.

German Federal Court Sides with Lindt in Gold Bunny Battle

Friday Jul 30, 2021
A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status.

Frosted Relic: Slice of Lady Di's Wedding Cake Up for Sale

Thursday Jul 29, 2021
A slice of one of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cakes is up for auction 40 years after the nuptials watched around the world.

MacKenzie Scott, French Gates Join to Fund Gender Equality

By Haleluya Hadero | Thursday Jul 29, 2021
An initiative from Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott and the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman awarded $40 million Thursday to four promoting gender equality projects.

Russian Lab Module Docks with Space Station after 8-Day Trip

Thursday Jul 29, 2021
Russia's long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Volkswagen Earnings Beat Pre-pandemic Pevels on Luxury Makes

By David McHugh | Thursday Jul 29, 2021
Germany's auto industry showed more strong results Thursday as Volkswagen's earnings and profit margins beat pre-pandemic levels and the company raised its profit outlook for the year.

Robinhood Makes Its Debut on Wall Street

By Stan Choe and Alex Veiga | Thursday Jul 29, 2021
Robinhood is selling its own stock Thursday on Wall Street, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance.

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

By Jill Lawless | Thursday Jul 29, 2021
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry.

COVID-19 Rates a Worry as 1 Million Head for Iowa State Fair

By David Pitt | Thursday Jul 29, 2021
With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month's Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines.

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