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Counting the cost: England fans gear up for Euro 2020 final

LONDON (AP) — There are no doubt a few hangovers across England on Thursday after a night of wild celebrations in the wake of the national soccer team's victory over Denmark in the European Championship semifinals.There will likely be many, many more on Monday morning if England manages to ...

Report: Great Lakes region needs about $2B for flood repairs

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.Communities already have poured ...

As vaccinations lag, Louisiana seeing rise in COVID-19 cases

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana, which has beaten back several spikes of the coronavirus disease, is seeing troubling new upticks in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the state struggles to persuade people <a target="—blank" ...

Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying

MIAMI (AP) — The last time Haiti was thrust into turmoil by assassination was 1915, when an angry group of rebels raided the French Embassy and beat to death President Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, ushering in weeks of chaos that triggered a nearly two-decade U.S. military intervention.With the era ...

City: Evacuated Miami area condo still unsafe for occupancy

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A North Miami Beach condominium building that was evacuated last week because of safety concerns must stay unoccupied until the condo association submits a new 40-year recertification report that addresses all structural and electrical issues, city officials ...

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15 states that had previously opposed the new business model now support it.The agreement from multiple state attorneys general, including those who had most ...

Alaska lawmakers tasked with making budget recommendations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers tasked with making recommendations on a state fiscal plan said they want to come up with proposals that can receive broad support.The House last month agreed to set up the working group as part of a compromise aimed at averting a potential partial ...

Georgia marijuana regulator inches toward issuing licenses

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia regulator is getting closer to issuing licenses to grow medical marijuana, but isn't quite there yet.The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission voted Wednesday to finalize scores given to grower applications. Those scores will be used to award licenses, but the ...

Whitmer declares emergency in 3 counties over storm damage

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday added three counties to a state emergency declaration due to damage from tornados or flooding nearly two weeks ago.Washtenaw County, which had flooding, and Huron and Ionia counties — where there were tornados — will be eligible for ...

Malaysia’s top lawyer: PM still in power after ally quits

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's attorney general said Thursday that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin remains in power until it can be proven in Parliament that he has lost majority support.The country was in political limbo after the United Malays National Organization, the largest ...