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US loses bid to have sanctuary city lawsuit tossed out

Jul. 27, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Justice Department does not have the authority to withhold grants from the city of Chicago because of its policies that provide sanctuary to immigrants. The city sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions last August after the Justice Department ordered...

Florida OKs $19M for election security after hack attempts

Jul. 19, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve election security, a week after a federal indictment alleged Russian hackers targeted county offices before the 2016 presidential election. The indictment said county offices in Florida,...

Rail tunnel project scrambling as funding deadline looms

Jul. 13, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. According to the federal Department of Transportation, the tunnel project, the largest component of the Gateway rail project that...

Tennessee gets $4.3M federal grant for student health

Jul. 10, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is receiving a federal grant of more than $4.3 million to help prevent student obesity, manage childhood chronic disease and prevent those sicknesses in adulthood. According to the state Department of Education, the grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...