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Syria reduces fuel subsidies as economic crisis deepens

May. 9, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's oil and mineral resources ministry announced Saturday a reduction in automobile fuel subsidies, the latest government measure to tackle a deepening economic crisis. The ministry said it was revising down its fuel subsidies, excluding from its ration system users of cars with engines...

The Latest: Guterres: Pandemic nearing "human rights crisis”

Apr. 23, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN Secretary-General says pandemic is becoming human rights...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1997 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jane Hull, nearing her 100th day in office, poses from a state capitol balcony which overlooks Phoenix. Hull, the first woman elected governor of Arizona and the state's first female House speaker, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Friday, April 17, 2020 saying, “Governor Hull dedicated 25 years to principled public service.” (AP Photo/Nancy Engebretson, file)

Jane Hull, first woman elected Arizona governor, dies at 84

Apr. 17, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jane Hull, Arizona's first woman elected governor and part of the “Fab Five” celebrated as the nation's first all-female elected state executive branch leadership group, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Twitter on Friday, praising Hull's 25 years of...

Alaska auditor says state withheld oil tax program records

Apr. 10, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s executive branch denied auditors permission to examine records associated with a discontinued tax credit program for oil drillers, the state's independent financial auditor said. The state Division of Legislative Audit office also found lapses in data security and...

Rights group: Justice awaits for Ecuador protest violence

Apr. 6, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged Ecuador's government Monday to hold those responsible for violent abuses during last year's protests accountable in order to deter any future violations, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic stirs unrest. A report released by the watchdog group said...

Alaska residents to use tax credits to increase air quality

Mar. 28, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Local governments in Alaska will be able to create and utilize property tax credits to increase energy efficiency and air quality under a bill passed by the Legislature. The Senate approved the bill with a 17-1 vote on Thursday. The measure now heads to Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

Governor vetoes petrochemical plant tax break bill

Mar. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday followed through on his threat to veto a bill to provide potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for petrochemical plants that use natural gas extracted in the state. In his veto message, Wolf said he could support awarding an incentive like...