• New Mexico Republicans ask to remove barriers around Capitol

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in New Mexico have asked that the state remove protective barriers erected around the state Capitol following the Jan. 6 insurrection in which supporters of former President Donald Trump broke into the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.

  • Texas ranch heiress’ art collection going up for auction

    DALLAS (AP) — An art collection worth an estimated $150 million that belonged to the late Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion is going up for auction this spring in New York.

  • Palm Beach County refuses to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh — a move that the governor’s office called “petty.”

    Updated: 2:58 pm

  • EXPLAINER: UN vaccine plan is underway, but problems remain

    As the coronavirus pandemic exploded worldwide last April, global organizations banded together to help ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people would get vaccines amid the rush for shots. The initiative known as COVAX was formed by the World Health Organization, the vaccines alliance GAVI and a coalition for epidemic innovations called CEPI.

    Updated: 2:05 pm

  • Shopping online eases isolation for older adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — In November, Paula Mont did something new: The 86-year-old, who hasn’t left her New Jersey senior living community in nearly a year, went shopping — online.

    Updated: 4:48 pm

  • Australian bid put on IOC fast track to host 2032 Olympics

    GENEVA (AP) — Did the Australian city of Brisbane just get picked as the host of the 2032 Olympics?

    Updated: 2:17 pm

  • Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin’s wolf kill target

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin’s wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn’t supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists.

    Updated: 2:27 pm

  • Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students

    DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Ohio, including Ansonia Local Schools, Troy City Schools, Mapleton Local School District, Greenville City Schools, and Northridge Local Schools, to mail books directly to their students’ homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

  • 143 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – January 2021 Recap

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SalesLeads announced today the January 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 143 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

    Updated: 12:35 pm

  • Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord.

    Updated: 11:19 am