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GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:06:26 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the deep partisanship and dysfunction in American politics.Full Story

California lifts virus stay-at-home order and curfew
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:06:12 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, a surprising move hailed by beleaguered busines...  Full Story

Brantley rejoins Astros to complete unfinished business
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:24:05 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — An erroneous report saying Michael Brantley had agreed to a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays had the outfielder fielding goodbye texts from his Houston Astros teammates most...  Full Story

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:34:22 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.

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85-year-old fan's streak of Packers playoff games will go on
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 11:43:35 -0500

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An 85-year-old Green Bay Packers fan who has never missed a playoff game at Lambeau Field thought her streak was coming to an end this week until two charitable brother...  Full Story

GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:06:26 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the deep partisanship and dysfunction in American politics.Full Story

California: Criminal rings loot billions in jobless funds
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:08:43 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sophisticated hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole over $11 billion in unemployment benefits from California last year, but the extent of the fraud m...  Full Story

California measure aims to pay off 80% of most unpaid rent
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:44:49 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top two legislative leaders pledged Monday to pay off 80% of most people's unpaid rent that has piled up during the coro...  Full Story

Mexican president works from isolation after virus test
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:16:03 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador worked from isolation Monday, a day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19, and was absent from his daily news c...  Full Story

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:10:29 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of what has been its deadliest month of the pandemic.

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