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The Voice of America building, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US broadcasting chief fires agency heads in major reshuffle

Jun. 17, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of U.S.-funded international broadcasting on Wednesday fired the heads of at least three outlets he oversees and replaced their boards with allies, in a move likely to raise fears that he intends to turn the Voice of America and its sister outlets into Trump administration...

Higher Anchorage property tax bills linked to school funding

May. 28, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage property tax bills have increased over the last year, rising to an average of $1,675 per $100,000 of property. The increase is related to a transfer of school bond debt reimbursement burden from the state to local taxpayers resulting from a veto by Republican Gov. Mike...

A medical worker talks with a customer at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Indianapolis. The state's business and gathering restrictions are being eased for most of the state beginning Friday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana jobless rate hits 16.9%; state plans big budget cuts

May. 22, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s unemployment rate hit 16.9% for April from widespread business closures during the coronavirus outbreak, and state officials warned Friday of steep spending cuts in reaction to plummeting tax revenues. Officials pointed to some hopeful signs of economic recovery as...

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing the White House for a trip to Michigan, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump slams mail-in balloting promoted by his own campaign

May. 21, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against mail-in balloting that in some cases has been promoted by his own reelection campaign, alleging without evidence that it leads to “total election fraud." A day earlier, Trump threatened to pull federal money for states that support...

FILE - In this March 28, 2005 file photo a sign posted outside a water well indicates perchlorate contamination at the site in Rialto, Calif. The Environmental Protection Agency has said since last year it is considering four options for dealing with perchlorate contamination in drinking water, including not adopting any regulation at all. EPA spokeswoman Corry Schiermeyer denied reports that the Trump administration had decided to go with the do-nothing option. She confirmed, however, that the agency expected to send a recommendation to the White House Office of Management and Budget “shortly.”  (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)

EPA: Still deciding on contaminant that lowers kids' IQs

May. 14, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to drop any federal regulation of a water contaminant shown to damage infant brains would translate to lower IQs and other problems for an unknown number of American babies, pediatrician and public health groups say. The EPA has said since last...

FILE - In this May 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to speak about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A former chemical industry executive who Trump has nominated to become the nation’s top consumer safety watchdog was involved in sidelining detailed guidelines to help communities reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, internal government emails show. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Emails: Trump nominee involved in shelving CDC virus guide

May. 14, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chemical industry executive nominated to be the nation’s top consumer safety watchdog was involved in sidelining detailed guidelines to help communities reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, internal government emails show. Now the ranking Democrat on the Senate...