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Report: Fresno chicken plant got tip about virus inspection

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Local health officials gave a heads-up to a California chicken processing plant about a state inspection during the largest known COVID-19 workplace outbreak in Fresno County, The Fresno Bee reported, citing emails obtained through the Public Records Act. Health ...

Students who got partial loan relief to see full discharge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of students defrauded by for-profit schools will have their federal loans fully erased, the Biden administration announced Thursday, reversing a Trump administration policy that had given them only partial relief. The change could lead to $1 billion in loans ...

Pelosi pledges swift work on major infrastructure package

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday pledged swift work by Congress on a job and infrastructure package that will be “fiscally sound,” but acknowledged she wasn’t sure whether the next major item on President Joe Biden’s agenda will attract Republican ...

IRS says new round of COVID relief payments on the way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along with daylight saving time, this weekend could bring some Americans fatter bank balances. Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday that processing of the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the ...

Mask-less passenger coughs on, assaults Uber driver

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Uber driver in San Francisco was assaulted by a woman who refused to wear a mask in an incident captured on a now-viral video that he says was racially motivated and police said they are investigating. The woman was with two other women wearing masks when Subhakar ...

Music? Yes. Dancing? No, as New Orleans eases virus rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Live indoor music can resume in New Orleans beginning this weekend, city officials announced Wednesday, but dancing will remain prohibited, while venues, performers and audiences will be under strict requirements to employ measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. ...