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Talks yield no Pennsylvania budget deal, with 3 days left

Jun. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state House of Representatives and Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, as leaders of the Republican-controlled chambers worked to get an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf before the state loses some of its...

Folk Art Museum offers donors naming rights to CEO's title

Jun. 28, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Folk Art Museum, unlike many other arts institutions, managed to avoid layoffs and other cutbacks in the two years after the pandemic through a mix of fundraisers and increased donor contributions. On Tuesday, the museum plans to announce its largest...

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

Jun. 22, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighter groups are applauding the Biden administration's steps to raise pay but warn that the temporary wage hikes won't be enough to combat staffing problems, as federal agencies compete with local fire departments and big box stores in a tight labor market. ...

Youngkin touts achievements during ceremonial budget signing

Jun. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday touted his administration's accomplishments during his first five months in office at a ceremonial budget-signing event that seemed more like a high-energy campaign rally than a routine bill-signing ceremony. The...

Ex-Illinois state senator gets prison in embezzlement case

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Illinois state senator was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Teamsters union for a no-show job. Thomas Cullerton, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, was sentenced on a federal...

Biden signs off on hefty pay raise for federal firefighters

Jun. 21, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years, a move that affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season. Pay raises for the...

Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals strike for better pay

Jun. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Striking nurses and other health workers have brought Zimbabwe's government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system now plagued by a lack of medicines and basic supplies such as gloves. The health professionals stopped...

UK set for national railway strike as last-ditch talks fail

Jun. 20, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes in decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to reach a settlement over pay and job security. Up to 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff are due to walk out for...

Man gets more than 3 years in prison for $13M COVID-19 fraud

Jun. 17, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts businessman convicted of fraudulently seeking more than $13 million in federal coronavirus pandemic relief loans has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Elijah Majak Buoi, 40, of Winchester, was also sentenced to three years of...

Georgia unemployment rate hits new all-time low of 3% in May

Jun. 16, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's unemployment rate hit a new record low of 3% in May as more people entered the labor force and more workers found jobs. The jobless rate ticked down from 3.1%, the previous all-time low, which was set in March and equaled in April. A year ago, 4.1% of...