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Editorial Roundup: Alabama

May. 18, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Should Alabama borrow $85 million for state parks? On the May 24 Primary Election ballots, voters are asked to weigh in on Statewide Amendment 1, which would amend the state constitution to authorize state officials to issue $85...

Qatar to boost investment in Spain by $4.9 billion

May. 18, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Qatar committed Wednesday to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funding. Qatar's emir, Shekih Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, announced that...

Woman pleads guilty in $1.2M COVID-19 fraud scheme

May. 18, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Virginia to a $1.2 million scheme that defrauded COVID-19 pandemic relief programs using victims’ personal information that she obtained through her state government employment, a prosecutor said. U.S....

North Korea boasts recovery as WHO worries over missing data

May. 18, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday added hundreds of thousands of infections to its growing pandemic caseload but also said that a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak, a public health crisis it appears to be trying...

2 more bills targeting COVID rules head to Ducey's desk

May. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk, including one that would impact the ability of future state leaders to respond to another airborne-spreading disease and a second blocking the state from ever...

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government

May. 16, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office for a week, the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 16, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Revamping term limits would help Michigan Michigan voters will have the chance to revisit the matter of term limits this November after 30 years of a system that failed to deliver on its promised benefits. This is the first...

GOP lawmakers steered probe into intoxicated state senators

May. 16, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Senate Republicans in a private 2020 meeting planned how to achieve an already-negotiated outcome to a committee investigating a pair of lawmakers for being intoxicated during legislative proceedings even before the committee had a chance to meet, according...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 15, 2022. Editorial: A new report offers a path to answers about racial profiling by police. Will Des Moines take it? Recommendations in a new report, which echo earlier calls from activists on racial profiling and other issues, can help...

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May. 16, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a...