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Congress OKs Dems' climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

Aug. 12, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their House and Senate majorities in...

Manfred to senators: antitrust exemption stops city switches

Jul. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told a Senate committee planning a hearing on the sport’s antitrust exemption that it prevents teams from moving without approval and allows the sport to maintain the minor leagues at a wide level. In addition, baseball Commissioner Rob...

FBI open to settling claims by gymnasts abused by Nassar

Jul. 28, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to attorneys representing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other women who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar to begin settlement talks in the $1 billion claim they brought against the federal government, according to three people familiar with...

Senators give Manfred until Friday to respond on minors

Jul. 25, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of U.S. senators has given baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a three-day extension until Friday to respond to questions about the sport's antitrust exemption and minor leaguers. The senators had made the request to Manfred on July 18, and MLB asked for the...

Immigration judge union seeks recognition as top judge quits

Jul. 21, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The National Association of Immigration Judges on Thursday asked the federal government to restore its union recognition after the Trump administration stripped its official status and the system's chief judge resigned after two years on the job. The two...

Fidelity Charitable sets $4.8B record in grants for 6 months

Jul. 20, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donations from Fidelity Charitable climbed 11% to a record $4.8 billion for the first half of 2022, the nation’s largest grantmaker announced Wednesday. The growth in payouts from Fidelity’s donor-advised funds — which let donors enjoy tax deductions and...

Senators ask MLB why antitrust exemption needed in minors

Jul. 18, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to explain the impact of potential legislation stripping the sport’s antitrust exemption from covering the sport’s relationship with minor league players. Sen. Richard...

Dems stress national security as computer chips bill stalls

Jul. 13, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration and congressional Democrats are warning of dire ramifications for the economy and for national security if Congress fails to pass a bill by the end of July that is designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. Their...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended that Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Senators ask minor leaguers for information on MLB antitrust

Jun. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to an advocacy group for minor leaguers asking questions about baseball's antitrust exemption. Sen. Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the committee, and Charles...