Latest Angus King News

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...

Maine gets $100M to broaden internet access to rural areas

Jul. 14, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive $100 million in federal funding to expand high-speed internet to people living in rural areas of the state, lawmakers said. Lawmakers and federal officials from the U.S. Treasury announced Thursday that the money will come from the American...

4th member of Maine delegation tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 11, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s congresswoman has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the final member of the state's congressional delegation to contract the virus. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said Monday that she is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive. The...

Biden marks CIA's 75 years as 'bedrock' of national security

Jul. 08, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

LANGLEY, Virginia (AP) — President Joe Biden lauded the CIA as the “bedrock of our national security” during a Friday visit to the agency, which also is part of the wide-ranging intelligence effort to support Ukraine's resistance against Russia. Biden marked the 75th...

Expanded care in works for vets exposed to toxic substances

Jun. 26, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal backed by Maine's senators to provide more care for military veterans who were exposed to toxic substances. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King were among the supporters of the proposal, which is...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an increasingly long shadow. On Thursday and Friday, European Union leaders will meet...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 16, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 15, 2022. Editorial: Primary concerns In every election, there is a lot at stake. For our state, decisions have been made at the State House and in communities about how pandemic recovery dollars should be spent. Lots of meetings...

Push to convert defense department vehicles to electricity

Jun. 16, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has proposed that the U.S. military play a role in reducing carbon emissions by converting some vehicles to electricity. Sen. Angus King's bill calls for transitioning the non-tactical fleet of the U.S. Department of Defense to...

Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

Jun. 13, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And...