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Italy gets new tranche of EU funds as dust settles from vote

Sep. 27, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The European Commission signed off Tuesday on the next 21-billion-euro ($20.2 billion) tranche of Italy’s pandemic recovery funds, a welcome infusion that comes amid questions about whether Giorgia Meloni and her euroskeptic party, which won the national election, will be able to...

Judge rules against required coverage of HIV prevention drug

Sep. 07, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that required coverage of an HIV prevention drug under the Affordable Care Act violates a Texas employer's religious beliefs and undercut the broader system that determines which preventive drugs are covered in the U.S. The...

IRS initiates safety probe after threats to workers

Aug. 24, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to an increasing number of threats born of conspiracy theories that agents were going to aggressively target middle income taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that it was conducting a comprehensive review of safety at its facilities. ...

Judge reinstates work requirement in Georgia Medicaid plan

Aug. 20, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a victory for Georgia's Republican governor, a federal judge on Friday reinstated a work requirement in the state's plan to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income residents. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said the Biden administration's decision to...

Manchin dismisses critics, embraces 'hero and villain' role

Aug. 19, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin said he pays no attention to criticism or campaign donations when making decisions about what's best for West Virginia. Sounding somewhat exasperated when asked whether the dramatic bump in campaign contributions he's received from oil and...

Biden bill to help millions escape higher health care costs

Aug. 19, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people in the United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces. The sweeping climate,...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 16 The Washington Post on Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi brutality: Salma al-Shehab, the mother of two young children, was studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds and took time...

Expanded IRS free-file system one step closer in Dems' bill

Aug. 15, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system. It’s something lawmakers and advocates...

Congress OKs Dems' climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

Aug. 12, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their House and Senate majorities in...

Biden signs 'burn pits' help for vets; a personal win, too

Aug. 10, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge “burn pits.” ...