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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Brazil swaps acclaimed welfare program for untested stand-in

Nov. 17, 2021 18:13 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government rolled out a new welfare program Wednesday, temporarily ensuring much needed financial help for millions of families while also worrying experts because funding and other details have yet to be determined. The cash-transfer...

NC General Assembly nears final OK on budget Cooper to sign

Nov. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators on Wednesday neared sending a final state government budget that's over four months late to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. His announcement the day before that he'll sign the plan into law halted any drama over a possible repeat of a 2019 budget...

Reviving Biden's big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Nov. 17, 2021 13:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regaining momentum, Democratic leaders are pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill, with the House expected to vote later this week and the Senate vowing to follow by Christmas in hopes of boosting the party's standing and delivering on a main...

Reviving Biden's big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Nov. 17, 2021 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regaining momentum, Democratic leaders are pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill, with the House expected to vote later this week and the Senate vowing to follow by Christmas in hopes of boosting the party's standing and delivering on a main...

Audit: Governor improperly used COVID funds for salaries

Nov. 15, 2021 20:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state audit report on government spending released Monday accused Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds of using nearly $450,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay salaries for 21 staff members for three months last year and concealing the spending by passing it through...

Alzheimer's drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60

Nov. 12, 2021 21:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's “Part B” outpatient premium will jump by $21.60 a month in 2022, one of the largest increases ever. Officials said Friday a new Alzheimer's drug is responsible for about half of that. The increase guarantees that health care will gobble...

EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

Nov. 11, 2021 08:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected — and unwanted — houseguest who just won’t leave. For months, many economists had sounded a reassuring message that a spike in consumer prices, something that had been missing in action in the...

Cooper open to signing final NC budget expected next week

Nov. 10, 2021 21:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's extended budget negotiations will come to a head next week with the House and Senate voting on a final spending plan, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper has suggested he could sign it into law, even though he wouldn't get everything he wants, in...

US budget deficit eases to $165B in October, down 42%

Nov. 10, 2021 14:51 PM EST

The U.S. monthly budget deficit fell in October as the government collected more taxes from individuals and corporations thanks to a much improved economy emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that the federal government posted...