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Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill

Jul. 26, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House were locked in intense negotiations Monday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of...

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Jul. 25, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group’s lead Republican negotiator said Sunday. As discussions continued through the...

Official: Nearly 70% of medical workers in Moscow vaccinated

Jul. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The majority of medical workers, teachers and social workers in Moscow have been vaccinated against the coronavirus a month after authorities in the Russian capital mandated the shots for many of those employed in health care, education, retail, public transport and...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Crossville Chronicle. July 12, 2021. Editorial: TN shouldn’t be picking tourism winners & losers Tourism is big business in Tennessee. In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a screeching halt, tourists spent...

Five years on, Rio de Janeiro chases elusive Olympics legacy

Jul. 13, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics about to kick off in Tokyo, the prior host is struggling to make good on legacy promises. Brazil’s government is providing assurances that Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park venues won’t be abandoned, while City Hall rebuilds a...

$110M available for transit projects outside of Chicago

Jul. 05, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation is accepting applications for projects to improve public transit systems outside of Chicago. IDOT said last week that the Rebuild Illinois capital construction program will pay for this round of...

Latest reopenings mark return to business in mainland US

Jun. 30, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and Washington on Wednesday lifted most of their COVID-19 restrictions to become two of the last states to broadly ease virus orders put in place in the very first days of the pandemic. New Mexico is set to reopen Thursday, marking a return...

A snapshot of the bipartisan infrastructure agreement

Jun. 25, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have reached an agreement to significantly boost infrastructure spending, though considerable hurdles remain before the blueprint unveiled Thursday becomes reality. The White House says the...

Electric buses get a boost in southern Maine transit system

Jun. 24, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A transit system in southern Maine has received more than $1.2 million from the federal government to purchase chargers for electric buses. Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit received the funding...

The Latest: COVID-19 cluster worsens in Australian city

Jun. 23, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — A state government minister has been infected with COVID-19 and another minister is in isolation as a cluster in the Australian city of Sydney worsens. New South Wales Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said he was told on Thursday that he had tested...