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Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed

Nov. 27, 2019 1:43 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. The Carters “look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to...

NJ considers setting up nation’s second public bank

Nov. 13, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey would become the second state with a publicly run bank — after North Dakota and its century-old institution — under the aims of an executive order Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed on Wednesday. Murphy, a wealthy former executive at Goldman Sachs who’s...

Foundation buying state 4-H camp in central Iowa

Nov. 5, 2019 8:12 AM EST

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation says it's buying Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The Natural Heritage Foundation said in a news release Monday that it's made a deal for all 1,011 acres (409.1 hectares) along the Des Moines River in Boone County....

Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan

Nov. 1, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health...

UK's Brexit deal estimated to cost almost $100 billion

Oct. 30, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A respected British think tank slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Wednesday, concluding that the economy would be 3.5% smaller compared with staying in the European Union. The study by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research says the agreement would deliver a...

Report questions adequacy of growing Arizona water supplies

Oct. 26, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new report by an Arizona State University think tank says it's questionable whether Arizona can find enough water to replenish aquifers for pumping to new homes in fast-growing suburban areas without access to Colorado River water. The Kyl Center for Water Policy report also suggests...

Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for fall

Oct. 24, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital where he was treated after fracturing his pelvis in a recent fall at his home, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in a statement that the former president had been released from Phoebe Sumter...

Researchers: Cyberespionage campaign targets UN agencies

Oct. 24, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

A coordinated cyberespionage campaign using phishing to harvest passwords from mobile phones and computers has targeted U.N. relief agencies, the International Red Cross and other non-governmental organizations groups for the past 10 months, a cybersecurity firm reported. The San Francisco-based security company...

Police face dilemma over when to take suicidal officer's gun

Oct. 24, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement think tank wants police departments dealing with a suicide crisis in their ranks to rethink how they make one of their toughest decisions: when to take guns away from troubled officers. The recommendation to review gun-removal policies is contained in a new report by the...

Think tank finds $732 million for Tennessee's poor is unused

Oct. 23, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has amassed more than $732 million in grant money intended to help poor working families with no plan for how to spend it, according to the Beacon Center of Tennessee. The state receives $190.9 million annually through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...