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Sweeping climate bill pushes American energy to go green

Aug. 11, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it’s nearly irresistible. The House is poised to pass a transformative bill Friday that would provide...

Politicians, energy experts, advocates on climate bill

Aug. 11, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

Congress is expected on Friday to pass a major bill that includes close to $375 billion in spending related to fighting climate change. The bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, will infuse cash, subsidies and tax breaks into various sectors of the economy, all aimed at making green energy much...

Today in History: July 25, Concorde crash near Paris

Jul. 25, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 25, the 206th day of 2022. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1972, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiment came to light as The Associated Press reported that for...

Louisiana incumbents qualify for House and Senate races

Jul. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Incumbents for all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts and a U.S. Senate seat qualified this week for the Nov. 8 election, although they also drew at least 28 challengers. While the incumbents have entered as favorites, one race that has gained attention...

House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court

Jul. 19, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservatives. In a robust...

State launches $463 million project to elevate La. 1

Jun. 25, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) — State leaders have broken ground for a $463 million project that will elevate 8.3 miles of La. 1, one of the state's hurricane evacuation routes. The groundbreaking held Friday is for work that will be done between Golden Meadow and Leeville, The Advocate...

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

US failed to stop fraud in COVID loan program, Clyburn says

Jun. 14, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

The U.S. failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, depleting the funds and making people more vulnerable to identity theft, the chairman of a House panel examining the payouts said Tuesday. ...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army is created

Jun. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

Jun. 09, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is required into whether a lab accident...