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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 16, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Please don’t use unreliable sources of information — especially in a crisis like the one Lancaster faces now LNP Sept. 15 Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, 27, was fatally shot by a Lancaster city police officer...

Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

Sep. 4, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday rejected as unconstitutional former Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to use bonding to pay Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit obligations. The court, in a written ruling, said the plan, which was approved by the Legislature in 2018, is...

China blocks Australian supplier's barley amid trade spats

Sep. 1, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended barley imports from an Australian supplier on Tuesday amid spreading trade disputes between the two sides. Shipments from CBH Grain Pty. Ltd. were found to be contaminated by pests, the customs agency announced. Chinese authorities have told Australia “to improve its...

FILE- In this June 4, 2011 file photo, Indian laborers carry firewood, as smoke rises from a bricks factory on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

UN chief urges India to quickly move to clean solar power

Aug. 28, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. chief said Friday. Secretary-General António Guterres said India is at a crossroads and...

A damaged grain silo is surrounded by rubble and debris at the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed over 100 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon's central bank may stop supporting basic subsidies

Aug. 25, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's central bank governor warned in an interview published Tuesday that the bank cannot continue using its foreign currency reserves to finance trade, signaling he may soon be unable to sustain subsidies on basic goods. In an interview with the French edition of the Saudi-owned Arab...

In this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo a shopper looks over the wine at King & Godfree, one of Australia's oldest licensed grocery stores in, Melbourne, Australia. China on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, began investigating whether Australia is dumping wine in a trade dispute that further strains relations between the countries and could shut the biggest export market for Australian wine. (AP Photo/Mal Fairclough, FILE)

China considers imposing tariffs on Australian wine

Aug. 18, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China on Tuesday launched an investigation into whether Australia is exporting wine at improperly low prices in a new dispute between major trading partners that could reduce access to the biggest market for Australian vintners. The anti-dumping investigation focuses on wine in...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, talks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, Lee announced health insurance premiums for people who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will increase an average of 0.6% in 2021. It is the lowest average increase since the launch of the federal Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California health insurance rates increase slightly for 2021

Aug. 4, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance premiums for the 1.5 million Californians who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will go up an average of 0.6% next year, officials announced Tuesday. It's the smallest increase yet and is attributed to a surge of new signups coupled with a decline in...

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his speech during a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus leader pledges allegiance to Russia despite rift

Aug. 4, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus's authoritarian president vowed to maintain a close alliance with Russia even as he blasted the country Tuesday for sending in military contractors with allegedly nefarious purposes as he campaigns to win a sixth term in office in a weekend election. In a state-of-the-nation...

FILE- In this April 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy updates members of the media on the state's response to COVID-19 at the the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. On Friday, July 31, 2020, Murphy signed legislation that will impose a tax on state health insurance plans after a federal levy expires and use those funds to reduce costs for residents. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, File)

NJ law replaces expiring federal health tax with state levy

Jul. 31, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday that will impose a tax on state health insurance plans after a federal levy expires and use those funds to reduce costs for residents. The measure narrowly passed the Democrat-led Legislature this week in the face of...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Track bribes before moving nuke deal Scranton Times-Tribune July 29 Nuclear power remains crucial to Pennsylvania and should become even more so as pressure mounts for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Pennsylvania...