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Ukraine lays out $750B 'recovery plan' for postwar future

Jul. 04, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday the reconstruction of his war-battered country is the “common task of the entire democratic world," as his prime minister laid out a $750 billion recovery plan once the guns of Russia's invaders fall silent one day....

Beshear announces another round of tornado-recovery funding

Jul. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced another round of state assistance for regions of Kentucky hit by tornadoes last December. The nearly $800,000 in funding will go to Hopkins and Taylor counties, the governor said Thursday. More than $655,000 will...

Wisconsin's conservative high court hands GOP another weapon

Jun. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court handed Republicans their newest weapon to weaken any Democratic governors in the battleground state, ruling this week that political appointees don't have to leave their posts until the Senate confirms their successor. ...

EXPLAINER: Why Court's EPA-climate change ruling matters

Jun. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to slow global warming. In its decision,...

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

Jun. 29, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such...

Land for Roosevelt Presidential Library secured in ND

Jun. 27, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Organizers planning the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota have reached a milestone in bringing the project to fruition. The library's foundation announced Monday that it has secured 90 acres of U.S. Forest Service land near Medora...

GBI director to become superior court judge in Cobb County

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will leave his position to serve as a superior court judge, the governor's office announced Friday. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds, GBI director since February 2019, to serve on the Cobb County Superior...

Owners of candle factory damaged in tornado plan expansion

Jun. 23, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance...

Vermont governor signs record transportation budget

Jun. 10, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed a more than $868 million transportation bill into law that is the state's largest transportation budget ever and is supported by record federal funding, his office said. The five-year federal transportation funding is for...

‘Great resignation’ reaches White House with staff turnover

Jun. 08, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was delivering her third on-camera goodbye to a departing staffer in less than 24 hours when she quipped to reporters, “I promise we will have a press shop.” She added, “Not everyone is leaving.” It’s a...