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Virginia House, Senate pass Democratic spending plan

Aug. 05, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House and Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to budget legislation allocating billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money, each passing slightly different bills that lawmakers will have to reconcile. Legislators started...

Will McConnell lift roadblock of Biden for infrastructure?

Aug. 05, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had vowed to be “100% focused” on stopping President Joe Biden’s agenda. But when it comes to the bipartisan infrastructure plan, McConnell is sounding like a go. McConnell has been acting and voting like...

NC sports betting bill gets winning vote from Senate panel

Aug. 04, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to license and tax sports betting throughout North Carolina cleared its first Senate committee Wednesday, with supporters, for now, overcoming social conservatives who argue it will create more gambling addicts. The bill's chief sponsor,...

Library book returned after 50 years with $20 bill

Aug. 04, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports that the 1967 copy of “Coins You Can Collect" by Burton Hobson arrived last...

Will McConnell lift roadblock of Biden for infrastructure?

Aug. 04, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had vowed to be “100% focused” on stopping President Joe Biden’s agenda. But when it comes to the bipartisan infrastructure plan, McConnell is sounding like a go. McConnell has been acting and voting like...

Bill repealing Iraq war powers advances in Senate

Aug. 04, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to finally repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, an early round of action in a growing Democratic push to reclaim congressional say over U.S. military strikes and deployments. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Iranians fear new bill will restrict internet even further

Aug. 04, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Ali Hedieloo, a 40-year-old making wooden furniture in Iran's capital, Instagram is more than just a surfeit of glossy images. Like an estimated 1 million other Iranians, it’s how he finds customers, as the app has exploded into a massive e-commerce service in the...

Alabama hunters take aim at feral pigs during the night

Aug. 04, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 500 Alabama hunters have bought licenses to hunt feral pigs and coyotes at night, authorities said. It’s a new approach to try to control the destructive animals in Alabama, Al.com reported. State lawmakers passed...

San Francisco's mayor agrees to $23K fine for ethics breach

Aug. 03, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday agreed to pay nearly $23,000 in a fine to the city for a series of ethics violations while in office, including asking a former governor to release her brother from prison and allowing a former head of public works embroiled in...