Nation
May 4

'I have to help,' says sailor who rescued migrants at sea

Cale Foy had just started hiking with his wife and three kids as they do every Sunday when he noticed what he thought was an abandoned fishing vessel approaching the rocky, wind-swept San Diego coastline as 5-to-8-foot (1.5-2.4-meter) waves were crashing.
Nation
May 4
Alfred Lee, of Tupelo, cleans up and sorts through the debris in his back yard of his Elvis Presley Drive home on Monday, May 3, 2021 after a tornado

Wind, rain pound South amid flood fears and water rescues

Relentless winds and rain pummeled large swaths of the South on Tuesday, causing tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The storms prompted boat rescues, toppled trees and power lines and raised the threat of flash floods elsewhere in the region.
Nation
May 4

GOP lawmaker: Three-Fifths Compromise was to end slavery

A Tennessee Republican falsely declared Tuesday that an 18th century policy designating a slave as three-fifths of a person was adopted for "the purpose of ending slavery," commenting amid a debate over whether educators should be restricted while teaching about systematic racism in America.
Business
May 4

Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the state struggles with a worker shortage, Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday.
Business
May 4

Actor indicted in $227M Ponzi scheme involving film rights

An aspiring actor was indicted Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of running a massive Ponzi scheme that solicited hundreds of millions of dollars from investors for phony Hollywood film licensing deals, federal prosecutors said.
Nation
May 4

Campaign stunt, ads bring California recall into new phase

California's recall election now features "the beast" and a "compassionate disruptor."
Nation
May 4

Oregon extends COVID workplace mask rule indefinitely

Oregon adopted a controversial rule on Tuesday that indefinitely extends coronavirus mask and social distancing requirements in all businesses in the state.
Business
May 4

Facebook board's Trump decision could have wider impacts

muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.
Nation
May 4

AP source: Sheldon Silver released from prison on furlough

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been released from a federal prison on furlough while he awaits potential placement to home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Nation
May 4

San Francisco OKs task force to study Black reparations

San Francisco officials on Tuesday approved a task force that will study financial compensation, community programs and other ways to make reparations to the descendants of slaves, becoming the largest city to take such a step.
Business
May 4

LA, San Francisco lead California business reopening pace

San Francisco has largely beaten the coronavirus pandemic by avoiding it, while Los Angeles was nearly beaten by it during a deadly winter surge.
Nation
May 4
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who served as Florida governor for a single term before running other offices, is seeking the state’s highest office once a

Once GOP governor of Florida, Crist now runs as Democrat

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who served as Florida governor for a single term before running for other offices, is seeking the state's highest office once again — this time as a Democrat.
Nation
May 4

Pharma company to pay $12.6M to settle kickback allegations

A Delaware pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $12.6 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by paying kickbacks.
Business
May 4

Despite business warnings, GOP moves ahead with voting bills

Republican lawmakers around the country are pressing ahead with efforts to tighten voting laws, despite growing warnings from business leaders that the measures could harm democracy and the economic climate.
Nation
May 4

Agency: Oxygen injectors pass 2nd test in Georgia harbor

A federal agency said Tuesday that machines designed to inject extra oxygen for fish to breathe in the Savannah harbor passed a second round of tests that were required as part of the $973 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah.
Nation
May 4
Student registered nurse Camille Endicio prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination syringes at a walk-up mobile COVID-19 clinic in Los Angeles.

Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of U.S. adults by July 4

President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the "doubters" and those unmotivated to get inoculated.
Nation
May 4

Family challenging immunity ruling in kidnapped man's death

A recent appeals court ruling that provided immunity for an FBI agent who fatally shot a kidnapped Houston area man during a botched rescue attempt is being legally challenged, the man's family and attorney said Tuesday.
Politics
May 4

US report: Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women's rights

U.S. intelligence agencies are warning that any gains in women's rights in Afghanistan made in the last two decades will be at risk after U.S. troops withdraw later this year.
Business
May 4

Biden pushes for diversity in transition to clean energy

As the nation pushes to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and use cleaner energy sources, President Joe Biden's administration says it wants to ensure diversity among the communities that benefit from the transition and the people who are hired to do the work.
Nation
May 4

Florida governor sets election dates to fill US House seat

A special primary election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings will be held in November, followed by a deciding general election two months later, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday.