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Georgia Power seeks $235M boost to pay for nuclear plant

Jun. 17, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. is asking regulators to let it raise annual rates on customers by $235 million a year as the utility seeks to pay for its share of a huge nuclear project. The company says the proposal would raise bills for a typical residential customer...

Detroit marijuana law is suspended over license fairness

Jun. 17, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday suspended a Detroit law that gives preferences to certain people who want to get into the marijuana business, based on years of residency and other factors. The ordinance gives an "unfair, irrational and likely unconstitutional...

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan...

Florida Supreme Court says no to marijuana ballot proposal

Jun. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana use in Florida won't be on the 2022 ballot after the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the ballot language was misleading. The court, in a 5-2 decision, said proposed...

Legal cannabis bill clears state Senate, Lamont to sign it

Jun. 17, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults in Connecticut, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's...

Lisbon ringed off at weekends as Portugal fights virus surge

Jun. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Travel in and out of the Lisbon metropolitan area is to be banned over coming weekends as Portuguese authorities respond to a spike in new COVID-19 cases in the region around the capital, officials announced Thursday. The ban in the area where...

Connecticut legislature approves bill legalizing recreational marijuana; governor is expected to sign it

Jun. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut legislature approves bill legalizing recreational marijuana; governor is expected to sign it.

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

Jun. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The...

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions

Jun. 17, 2021 10:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions.

Get a jab, win a condo: Hong Kong tries vaccine incentives

Jun. 17, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictions still in place and no major outbreak at home. But Chan had a change...