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1 year in: Biden ready to talk through progress, setbacks

Jan. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year into a presidency defined by lofty ambitions and at-times frustrating shortfalls, President Joe Biden will try to talk anxious Americans through the challenges of delivering on his lengthy to-do list as he holds a rare news conference and asks for patience with the pace...

Bank of America slashes fees for account overdrafts

Jan. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America slashed the amount it charges customers when they spend more than they have in their accounts and plans to eliminate entirely its fees for bounced checks. It's the latest move by the nation's biggest banks to roll back the overdraft fees they long...

Fed vice chair is latest official to quit in trading scandal

Jan. 10, 2022 17:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida said Monday that he will step down on Friday, the third Fed official to resign after a trading scandal at the central bank that involved potential conflicts of interest. The announcement followed new revelations around...

Fed review sought of jail's immigrant detainee conditions

Jan. 08, 2022 16:29 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' two U.S. senators are calling for a review of conditions at the Plymouth County jail for federal immigration detainees. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey said this week that they've heard from the families of detainees and their...

US Rep. Ayanna Pressley tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 31, 2021 16:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The Massachusetts Democrat said that after experiencing symptoms, she received a positive, breakthrough positive COVID-19 test result Friday. “Thankfully, my symptoms are...

$25M to distribute East Coast fish to nutrition programs

Dec. 24, 2021 12:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government will spend $25 million on East Coast fish to aid nutrition assistance programs and help New England's struggling commercial fishing industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it would make the purchase on Atlantic...

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn reports COVID infection

Dec. 22, 2021 21:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19, though he is fully vaccinated with a booster and has no symptoms. “America is in a new phase of this pandemic,” Clyburn, 81, said in a statement. “No one is immune.” ...

Biden tries COVID cajoling, avoids new decrees that divide

Dec. 22, 2021 20:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s message to the American people on confronting omicron comes with a heavy dose of cajoling, while some other countries are issuing edicts to their citizens as the new coronavirus variant takes over with breathtaking speed. America's...

Interior Department reaffirms status of tribe's reservation

Dec. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts tribe's long-disputed reservation was reaffirmed by the Biden administration on Wednesday. The decision by the U.S. Interior Department confirmed the status of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe’s Reservation, Tribe Chair Brian Weeden said in a...

Crow, Warren, Booker test positive for breakthrough COVID-19

Dec. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators and a third lawmaker say they have tested positive for COVID-19 after having been vaccinated, as the nation deals with another surge in cases and the emergence of the omicron variant. U.S. Rep. Jason Crow is the latest to announce he has tested...