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Can pandemic recovery plan end Italy's years of stagnation?

Jun. 23, 2021 04:27 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy especially hard, killing more than 127,000 people and sending the European Union's third-largest economy into a devastating tailspin. Yet out of that tragedy may come solutions for decades-old problems that have held back...

Kemp to end Georgia health emergency but keep some powers

Jun. 22, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor says he will end the state's public health state of emergency on July 1, more than 15 months after he initially declared it because of the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Brian Kemp made the announcement Tuesday, signing a fresh...

Biden to 'bring every resource' to manage busy storm season

Jun. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration needs to “bring every resource to bear" to deal with natural disasters as huge swaths of the country have already endured extreme weather with the summer season just starting. The president...

New Mexico lake community sounds alarm on water management

Jun. 22, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Neal Brown dismantled, relocated and reassembled one of his marinas at Elephant Butte Lake State Park last week. Dropping reservoir levels prompted the rare, labor-intensive move to deeper water. On a sweltering...

Dubai investment arm posts $5.1 billion loss amid pandemic

Jun. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s state-owned sovereign wealth fund announced Tuesday a net loss of $5.1 billion over the past year, highlighting the toll that the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on its vast assets and the uncertainty around the emirate’s post-pandemic...

Hawaii governor may veto teacher bonuses, hotel tax overhaul

Jun. 21, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Monday he may veto 28 bills passed by the Legislature this year, including measures that would award bonuses to public school teachers and overhaul the transient accommodations tax. The governor said he planned to use his...

Minnesota lawmakers to hand out nearly $1B in tax cuts

Jun. 21, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a session marked early on by talk of possible tax increases, the Minnesota Legislature was on track Monday to hand out serious tax relief to unemployed workers and businesses. The final tax bill agreed to by lawmakers last week features nearly...

Wisconsin school leaders blast Republican K-12 spending plan

Jun. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Superintendents, school board members and other education leaders on Monday demanded that Republican lawmakers devote more state aid to Wisconsin schools even though the federal government is set to pump billions in pandemic relief dollars to Wisconsin districts. ...

State to decide on spending to improve mental health care

Jun. 21, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s “dangerously” full mental hospitals are overwhelmed amid staffing shortages, a situation that has long plagued the hospitals and only worsened during the pandemic, according to state officials. But The Washington Post reports...

In surprise move, Norwegian low-cost airline names new CEO

Jun. 21, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A new CEO for low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle was tapped Monday when the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer Geir Karlsen was named a day after the board decided to immediately terminate the contract with former CEO Jacob Schram. No...