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Hearings begin on Georgia Power proposal to raise rates 12%

Sep. 27, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators began hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be structured. The...

Democrats unveil spending bill to finance gov't, aid Ukraine

Sep. 27, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a stopgap spending measure to finance the federal government through Dec. 16, provide additional support to Ukraine and help communities respond to recent natural disasters. Both chambers of Congress must approve legislation by...

Biogen pays $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations

Sep. 27, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs, federal prosecutors said. The agreement announced Monday settles a whistleblower...

Older people left out as UN speeches repeatedly invoke young

Sep. 27, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One after another, the world’s presidents and prime ministers came to warn of their countries’ trials and tout their triumphs. But one of the biggest issues in either column was mostly left out. As war, climate change and inequality have consumed much of...

Rules sought for 'gooning,' taking troubled kids to care

Sep. 27, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Within what's known as the secure transport industry, it's called “gooning.” Brawny men show up under the cover of darkness and force a teenager into a vehicle, taking them against their will to a boarding school, foster home or treatment center. The process is...

He's back: Italy's Berlusconi wins Senate seat after tax ban

Sep. 27, 2022 06:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from holding public office over a tax fraud conviction. Berlusconi, who has...

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Sep. 27, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states...

White House: New rule will show 'true cost' of plane tickets

Sep. 26, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues to search for ways to lower costs for Americans...

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

Sep. 26, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue's pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice...

Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

Sep. 26, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no honeymoon period for the Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco chief, Brian King, the public health scientist now responsible for regulating the nation’s multibillion-dollar cigarette and vaping industry. The problems facing FDA’s...