Unions oppose plan to move NBA, NHL teams to northern Virginia, another blow to Youngkin-backed plan

RICHMOND, Va. — Influential labor groups announced Tuesday they are opposing efforts to move two professional sports franchises from the nation’s capital to northern Virginia, citing in part an apparent inability to reach a satisfactory deal for union workers on the construction projects. The opposition of the Northern Virginia AFL-CIO and member unions including UNITE … Read more

Texas officials set to announce ‘significant’ update in search for missing girl, 11

LIVINGSTON, Texas — Texas authorities said Tuesday they were planning to give the public “significant” updates in the search for an 11-year-old girl who has been missing since she failed to get on a bus for school last week. The family of Audrii Cunningham reported her missing last Thursday after she didn’t return to their … Read more

Republican dissenters sink a GOP ‘flat’ tax plan in Kansas by upholding the governor’s veto

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Republican plan to cut taxes in Kansas died Tuesday in the GOP-controlled Legislature when enough members concluded that it would favor wealthy taxpayers too much and upheld the Democratic governor’s veto. The vote in the state House was 81-42, leaving GOP leaders three votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to … Read more

Three slain Minnesota first responders remembered for their commitment to service

MINNEAPOLIS — Two young police officers and a firefighter-paramedic were killed in a burst of gunfire Sunday as they responded to a domestic disturbance call in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville. Another officer also was injured, and the man identified as the shooter, 38-year-old Shannon Gooden, fatally shot himself, police said. Here are the victims’ … Read more

George H.W. Bush’s speedboat fetches $435,000 at benefit auction

FILE – This photo provided by the George & Barbara Bush Foundation shows a speedboat owned by former President George H.W. Bush that was auctioned Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Houston. The 38-foot (11.5-meter) “Fidelity V” was auctioned for $435,000 during the George and Barbara Bush Foundation’s 2024 Presidential Salute benefiting the George H.W. Bush … Read more

US Supreme Court won’t hear lawsuit tied to contentious 2014 Senate race in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not consider a dispute over a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mississippi lawyer who took his own life after he was arrested and accused of providing information to people who snuck into a nursing home and photographed the ailing wife of … Read more

New Hampshire considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if lawmakers approve a plan to greatly expand its scope. The state faces about 1,200 lawsuits alleging physical, … Read more

San Francisco wants to offer free drug recovery books at its public libraries

SAN FRANCISCO — The most stolen books from San Francisco public libraries’ shelves are not the hottest new novels or juicy memoirs, they are books about recovering from addiction. Now, city officials want to provide universal access to free drug recovery books, including Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step recovery book. San Francisco City Supervisor Matt Dorsey on … Read more

New Jersey gov’s wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her view with the one person who could stop the project … Read more

Utah 9-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of a family member

TOOELE, Utah — A 9-year-old child has been arrested in northern Utah for fatally shooting a family member in the head, police said Tuesday. Officers from the Tooele City Police Department, located 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Salt Lake City, were dispatched to the family’s home Friday night after receiving reports that a man … Read more