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Senate readies final congressional OK of $40B Ukraine aid

May. 19, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies was on the cusp of Senate passage Thursday as both parties rallied behind America's latest, and quite possibly not last, financial salvo against Russia's invasion. Thursday's planned...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

May. 19, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority government. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's announcement further whittles away Bennett's...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 19, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. May 18, 2022. Editorial: Show us the money Knock knock. Who’s there? PR Firm. PR Firm who? Karl Allen’s PR firm, that’s who. Now go away. Not a funny knock-knock joke?...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

New York Post. May 17, 2022. Editorial: NY’s leaders still in denial on COVID reality How long will it take for New York’s leaders to catch up with evolving COVID reality? The state is spending taxpayer cash to distribute 16.5 million tests, which...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 19, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Pipestem renovations: Regional asset grows again If you haven’t been to Pipestem Resort State Park in a while, now would be a great time to visit this close-to-home destination. More than $8 million in renovations...

House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

May. 19, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress...

Alaska lawmakers OK payments to residents of about $3,200

May. 19, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature approved a state spending package late Wednesday that would pay residents about $3,200 this year after a vote that would have boosted the payout to about $3,850 narrowly failed in the House. A tentative budget agreement reached by House...

Australian conservative party faces teal independent threat

May. 19, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The daughter of a conservative federal lawmaker and granddaughter of a conservative cabinet minister, Sydney businessperson Allegra Spender has an impeccable pedigree for a career in Australian politics. More surprising than her decision to run for...

Governor, lawmakers highlight support for military families

May. 19, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by Republican lawmakers to highlight recently passed legislation to support military families. One measure expands the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund to provide money for emergency expenses for members of...

New Mexico delivers inflation relief payments to residents

May. 19, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is delivering the first in a series of direct payments to the state's adult residents to offset higher consumers costs amid inflation. Individual taxpayers who get direct deposit rebates are scheduled to receive $250 and couples who file jointly are...