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Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

Jun. 26, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours after the...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jun. 26, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

By The Associated Press (AP) — Editorials from around Pennsylvania: COURT RULING CLOUDS JOINT POLICING VENTURES The Altoona Mirror, June 23 Police officers crossing municipal boundaries to assist officers of a neighboring or nearby jurisdiction who are in need of help due to some emergency is nothing new....

Trump endorses North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted his "Full and Total...

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border....

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Jun. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before the bodies were...

Oklahoma judge signs state's $85M settlement with drugmaker

Jun. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge in Oklahoma signed off on the state's $85 million settlement with Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday following a squabble between the attorney general, Legislature and governor over how the deal was structured. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman signed the...

Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep

Jun. 22, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. The move came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called...

California governor proposes safety steps for utilities

Jun. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to the state's major utilities dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires -- but only if they agree to concessions including tying executive compensation to safety performance. A proposal unveiled Friday...

The Latest: California lawmakers reviewing utility plan

Jun. 21, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plan by the California governor to create a fund for utilities to tap if they face massive liability costs from wildfires. (all times local): 12:15 p.m. California legislative leaders aren't yet on board with Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to create a fund that utilities...

High court takes case involving Puerto Rico financial crisis

Jun. 20, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide a challenge to the oversight board established by Congress in response to Puerto Rico's financial crisis. The justices said Thursday they are adding the issue to their term that begins in October and will hear the case that month. Hedge funds that invested in...