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Gianforte donates salary to facility treating drug addiction

Jun. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday that he will contribute his salary from the first quarter of 2021 to a Hardin facility treating substance abuse in southeast Montana. Gianforte, a multimillionaire, said last year he would donate his...

Man pleads guilty in $20M fraud on coronavirus aid programs

Jun. 15, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese man who prosecutors say tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to two criminal charges. Muge Ma entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, admitting...

UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Jun. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many restrictions were eased in recent...

WVa judge halts implementation of payroll deduction law

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge on Monday sided with labor groups in halting implementation of a new state law that prohibits union dues or fees from being automatically deducted from state employee paychecks unless they provide written consent. Kanawha...

2 U.S. House members sue over use of metal detectors

Jun. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressmen from Georgia and Texas have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that using metal detectors to screen members of Congress is unconstitutional and that the security measure is being used unfairly against Republicans. Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia...

Former Iowa officials sues Reynolds over ouster in 2019

Jun. 12, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former head of the Iowa Department of Human Services alleges in a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds that he was ousted because he raised concerns that one of her aides was being paid with federal Medicaid money. Jerry Foxhoven contends in a...

Judge rejects extortion plea deal for ex-mayor's aide

Jun. 11, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal in the extortion case against the ex-chief of staff to a former Massachusetts mayor that called for her to serve no time behind bars. Genoveva Andrade, who was the former chief of staff to former Fall River Mayor Jasiel...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 3, 2021. Editorial: Editorial: Stop creating laws for problems that don’t exist It is when lawmakers give imagination preference over reality that we get nonsensical laws such as one sponsored by Rep. Tim Rudd of...

Pacific Tsunami Museum to reopen in summer after renovations

Jun. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Pacific Tsunami Museum plans to reopen from a coronavirus pandemic-triggered shutdown by the end of the summer after finishing substantial renovations. The downtown Hilo museum is working on relocating and renovating its Japan exhibit, which...

Whitmer: Spend $300M of virus aid to hike hourly wage to $15

Jun. 03, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed spending $300 million in federal COVID-19 funding to help Michigan businesses pay workers $15 an hour. State grants would cover the difference between an employee's current hourly wage and $15 for three...