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Biden, top Dems strategize; Pelosi says deal 'very possible'

Oct. 22, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Congress' top two Democrats labored to wrap up their giant domestic legislation Friday as the party continued scaling back the measure and determining ways to pay for it ahead of new deadlines. Biden had breakfast at the White...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats trim Biden bill

Oct. 20, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include an...

Income test for Medicare dental under debate; gets pushback

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between. But as Democrats try to design a dental benefit for the program, one idea calls for limiting it based on...

3rd man sentenced for deadly Indiana gun shop robbery

Oct. 19, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A third man has been sentenced to prison for the robbery and fatal shooting of a southern Indiana gun shop owner slain more than seven years ago. A federal judge ordered a 30-year prison sentence last week for DeJuan Andre Worthen, who had...

Burundi starts COVID jabs; just North Korea, Eritrea remain

Oct. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign. The vaccinations started in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, though...

Senators ask for funding to help people pay heating bills

Oct. 17, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine...

After Ida, ordinance targets senior living facilities

Oct. 17, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new ordinance being proposed in New Orleans is designed to protect residents at apartment complexes for seniors during disasters like Hurricane Ida, which wiped out power to the city and stranded hundreds of people in sweltering apartment complexes for seniors. ...

St. Louis man charged in shooting that killed 2, wounded 1

Oct. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with killing two women and injuring another in a shooting last month, police said Saturday. Charles Anderson, 62, is accused of shooting the women Sept. 17 inside a vacant home in the city's Fairground neighborhood, the...

Michigan Republicans OK tougher voting rules; gov to veto

Oct. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The...

AP PHOTOS: Concern grows over makeshift Bosnia migrant camp

Oct. 14, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hundreds of migrants — including small children, babies and elderly people — have camped out in northwest Bosnia, braving worsening weather and tough Croatian border police for a chance to head on towards Western Europe. ...