LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he was targeted by scammers who fraudulently filed on his behalf for unemployment assistance intended for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Hutchinson on Tuesday said he received a notice over the weekend that he had been approved for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The Republican governor said he never applied for the aid. The state says it has frozen thousands of unemployment claims that had been flagged for potential fraud. Arkansas on Tuesday reported 784 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 15 more deaths.
By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Texas GOP lawmakers are suing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over a $295 million contact tracing deal signed during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. The […]
By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season. The executive committee […]