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Editorials from around New England

May. 24, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Where's the talk about cutting spending? The Hartford Courant, May 24 For all the talk about where and how to raise taxes, legislators have actively avoided any talk about cutting spending in state government. That conversation needs to start. Some claim there's...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

May. 23, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal partly driven by classroom unrest across the U.S. and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020 elections. Abbott trumpeted the pay hikes near the end of an...

Trump administration pulls $1B from California rail project

May. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration cancelled nearly $1 billion Thursday in federal money for California's high-speed rail project, further throwing into question the future of the ambitious plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately pledged to...

Germany: 5 charged with trafficking, prostituting Thai women

May. 15, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors have charged five people with trafficking Thai women to Germany and forcing them to work in a nationwide network of brothels. Frankfurt prosecutor Alexander Badle said Wednesday that four Thai women aged 49, 51, 53 and 60 were charged with trafficking transsexuals and women to...

UN envoy to Mideast warns of war between Israel, Hamas

May. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. envoy to the Mideast said Monday that the recent ceasefire between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel was the "last chance" to prevent an all-out conflict. A Qatari envoy arrived the same day in the Palestinian enclave with cash to help cement the truce, which halted the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fog of misinformation on trade

May. 11, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods. At stake in the rupture is a trading relationship between the world's two largest economies that...

Federal judges have a way to make investigations disappear

May. 10, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fastest way for federal judges facing investigation by their peers to make an inquiry go away is to utter two words: "I quit." That's how appellate judges Maryanne Trump Barry and Alex Kozinski ended investigations into complaints that Barry participated in fraudulent tax schemes and...

Board extends power to cover Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities

May. 9, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory's 78 municipalities under its supervision for the first time. The board announced that it also will require fiscal plans and budgets from 10 of...

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspend strike for 3 days

May. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Employees at the Central Bank of Lebanon on Tuesday suspended their open-ended strike for three days, saying they hope their wages and benefits will not be cut. The strike began Friday and raised concerns it could paralyze the country's banking sector, which relies on the Central Bank for...

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May. 6, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Beirut Stock Exchange suspended trading on Monday due to an open-ended strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank, adding to the country's economic crisis as the government discusses an austerity budget to avoid an economic crash. The ongoing strike by the Central Bank of...