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DEA: Fake pills containing fentanyl helping drive OD deaths

Sep. 27, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of fake prescription pills that contain potentially deadly fentanyl are helping drive overdose death rates to record levels in the U.S., including some now manufactured in rainbow colors designed to look like candy, federal officials said Tuesday. ...

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on Ukraine

Sep. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this...

CBO: Biden's student debt plan would cost $400 billion

Sep. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation will cost the federal government about $400 billion over the next 30 years, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. The figures were released Monday in response to a request from Republican lawmakers...

Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center

Sep. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge. Members of Congress face...

Senate ratifies international climate deal on refrigerants

Sep. 21, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major action to address climate change, the Senate on Wednesday ratified an international agreement that compels the United States and other countries to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning that...

Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

Sep. 20, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm's...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan

Sep. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called "revenge politics,'' as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat...

Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election

Sep. 15, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.” The...

Abortion ban legislation adds to political challenge for GOP

Sep. 14, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Don Bolduc didn't have much time to celebrate winning the Republican nomination for Senate in New Hampshire on Wednesday before he and other swing-state GOP candidates were on the defensive. A conservative retired Army brigadier general, Bolduc insisted during...