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Algeria inaugurates Africa's largest mosque that was commissioned by ousted former president

Feb. 25, 2024 13:17 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria on Sunday inaugurated a gigantic mosque on its Mediterranean coastline after years of political upheaval transformed the project from a symbol of state-sponsored strength and religiosity to one of delays and cost overruns. Built by a Chinese...

Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydropower projects

Feb. 23, 2024 07:35 AM EST

Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest. Previously, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted...

GOP-led Kentucky House votes to relax child labor rules and toughen food stamp eligibility standards

Feb. 22, 2024 19:57 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican-backed measures to relax child labor rules and tighten food stamp eligibility standards won passage Thursday in the Kentucky House over impassioned objections from Democrats. In back-to-back votes, both bills advanced to the GOP-dominated Senate...

ModivCare: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 17:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — DENVER (AP) — ModivCare Inc. (MODV) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Denver-based company said it had a loss of 37 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.29 per share. ...

Applications for US jobless benefits fall again as labor market powers on

Feb. 22, 2024 16:56 PM EST

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits fell to its lowest level in five weeks, even as more high-profile companies announce layoffs. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 to 201,000 for the week ending Feb. 17, the Labor Department reported Thursday. ...

West Virginia House OKs bill to phase out Social Security tax

Feb. 22, 2024 14:40 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-led House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would cut and gradually phase out the state income tax on Social Security benefits. Eliminating the tax is a key priority for GOP Gov. Jim Justice, who announced it as part of...

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the takeover a success, despite an exodus of workers, ongoing litigation and scandal surrounding one of his...

Kentucky Senate panel advances bill to encourage cutting-edge research

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers on Thursday started advancing an ambitious measure aimed at stimulating cutting-edge research while promoting teamwork among the state's public universities. The Senate Education Committee quickly advanced the bill that would create a...

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack after explosions strike a natural gas pipeline

Feb. 21, 2024 22:31 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline last week caused multiple explosions on the line, Iran's oil minister alleged Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies against the backdrop of Israel's war on Hamas in the...

Decaying bodies and fake ashes spur Colorado to confront lax funeral home oversight

Feb. 21, 2024 19:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — On the heels of two egregious cases of funeral home owners allegedly mishandling bodies and cremated remains, Colorado lawmakers aimed Wednesday at trying to shore up the state’s lax regulations that failed to prevent the horrific incidents. A bipartisan House...