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New Miss. program helps low-income residents pay water bills

Jan. 29, 2022 00:09 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Low-income Mississippi residents may be able to receive help paying their water and sewer bills through a new program through the Department of Human Services. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program will use $13 million in American Rescue Plan Act...

After huge pandemic losses, governments see rapid rebound

Jan. 28, 2022 16:11 PM EST

State and local governments lost at least $117 billion of expected revenue early in the pandemic, according to an Associated Press analysis, but many are now awash in record amounts of money, boosted partly by federal aid. In response to the dramatic turnaround, governors, lawmakers...

Italian minister: Climate talks include fund governance

Jan. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Government officials and diplomats from the world’s most climate-polluting nations are grappling with the issue of how to govern the vast funds being pledged to fight global warming, Italy’s climate minister said Friday. “Paradoxically, I don’t think there is a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 28, 2022 14:52 PM EST

Barre-Montepelier Times-Argus. January 27, 2022. Editorial: COVID roulette For a few consecutive days, Vermont’s COVID numbers were encouraging in their retreat. Thursday’s numbers provided another unfortunate bump upward — with luck, an anomaly. ...

US Consulate warns Los Cabos hospital preys on Americans

Jan. 28, 2022 14:26 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government is warning Americans to avoid a hospital at a Mexican beach destination, following years of complaints that the facility preyed on Americans by overcharging, bullying them and refusing to release medical records. More than 100,000 U.S....

Buyers vie for fewer homes as listings decline

Jan. 28, 2022 13:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to buy a home that fits your needs and budget in the next few weeks? You might want to settle in for a long search. The inventory of homes for sale nationally dropped to its lowest level in more than two decades last month. And a snapshot of this month so...

Alabama tourism group supports CEO after fraud plea in Iowa

Jan. 28, 2022 10:58 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A taxpayer-funded tourism agency in Alabama is standing by its chief executive after he pleaded guilty to felony fraud in Iowa, where a music festival he oversaw lost millions. Visit Dothan, which promotes tourism in the southeast Alabama city of 71,000,...

China skis: Olympics brings on boom in winter sports

Jan. 28, 2022 08:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Holding his skis beside a bunny slope, Li Wei enthuses over his winter job as a farmer-turned-ski coach on the northwestern outskirts of Beijing. The tall, tanned 36-year-old works December to March at a resort in the Yanqing district, which will host skiing, luge...

Vikes GM: Wall Street to NFL is 'different canvas, same art'

Jan. 27, 2022 20:19 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah spent his first eight years out of Princeton on Wall Street, working as a commodities trader and a portfolio manager. Crossing the country to continue his studies and become an economics professor at Stanford was only the start of a sharp turn...

Delay of Washington's long-term care program signed into law

Jan. 27, 2022 19:51 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law an 18-month delay of the state's new long-term care program that creates a defined benefit to help offset the costs of such care. His signature comes a day after lawmakers gave final approval to the move...