Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway...

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric...

Mario Batali harassment probe settlement: $600K to accusers

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NEW YORK — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve...

Man sentenced for deadly ‘swatting’ scheme over username

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was sentenced to five years in prison this week for his role in an international “swatting” scheme that...

Nearly 3 dozen athletes with Wisconsin ties in Tokyo games

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MADISON, Wis. — Besides Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday of the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, nearly three dozen athletes with Wisconsin connections will be...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

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ATLANTA — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. ...

Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music...

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, killing young Amish woman

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LANCASTER, Pa. — A man who led authorities to the remains of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and...

$1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant

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ATLANTA — Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed...

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

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The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking...