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Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, right, an independent from Dillingham, shares a laugh with House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, left, before the start of the 2020 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska Legislature convenes with familiar issues to face

Jan. 21, 2020 9:23 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers began a new legislative session Tuesday in which they'll resume debates that have dominated recent sessions amid middling oil prices, including the size of the check to pay residents from the state's oil-wealth fund. Some lawmakers are hopeful agreement can be reached...

Delaware lawmakers eye trust fund for clean water projects

Jan. 21, 2020 4:43 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers are proposing to establish a state trust fund to coordinate and manage financial resources for clean water initiatives. Democratic Gov. John Carney signaled his support for the initiative Tuesday by announcing that he would propose $50 million in next year's capital...

Migrants from Bangladesh push a trolley with collected plastic items as they pass in front the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Creditors start checkup as Greece seeks lower budget targets

Jan. 20, 2020 8:29 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Officials from Greece's bailout-creditor institutions are in Athens for an inspection of the country's public finances, as the center-right government is pressing for more lenient budget performance targets. The weeklong inspection began Monday, and involves the European Commission,...

Children eat food distributed during a visit organized by The World Food Program (WFP) at Koge school, in the conflict-affected remote town of Kauda, Nuba Mountains, Sudan, Jan. 9, 2020. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, accompanied by United Nations officials, embarked on a peace mission Thursday to Kauda, a rebel stronghold, in a major step toward government efforts to end the country’s long-running civil conflicts. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

EU sets up $998 million budget for humanitarian aid

Jan. 20, 2020 7:13 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has set up a 900 million euro ($998 million) budget to help countries hit by humanitarian crises, with Africa getting the largest share of the money. The EU Commission, the bloc's executive arm, said Monday that people in more than 80 countries will benefit from the money...

US Treasury announces it will begin selling new 20-year bond

Jan. 16, 2020 6:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury, faced with financing budget deficits topping $1 trillion annually, is introducing a new 20-year bond. The new 20-year bond was chosen after officials considered proposals for a 50-year or 100-year bond, Treasury said in a statement Thursday. It said the new 20-year bond...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020. file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, right, walk along the colonnade of the White House in Washington. The federal government's watchdog agency says a White House office violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine aid. The Government Accountability Office said Thursday the White House Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the assistance. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

Jan. 16, 2020 4:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 15, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Take Impeachment Seriously, Senators New York Times Jan. 14 It would be nice to have faith that, as the Senate prepares to receive the articles of impeachment against President Trump and gears up for its role in this rare and...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Al Marder, 97, of the New Haven Peace Commission, Communist Party and other activist groups, is seen in New Haven, Conn. On Jan. 18, the lifelong fighter for peace and social equality will turn 98. The Amistad Memorial in front of City Hall is Marder’s most tangible legacy. But he has worked for peace and racial reconciliation in his native city and worldwide for decades. (Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register via AP)

Al Marder, nearly 98, still fighting for peace and justice

Jan. 14, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As he stands in the crowd at a rally at City Hall, protesting killing and injustice, a dignified gentleman leaning lightly on his cane, Al Marder hardly looks like someone who wants to overthrow the government. It also might be hard to guess that, on Jan. 18, the lifelong fighter...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers her speech at the European parliament Tuesday, Jan.14, 2020 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will present the priorities of the rotating Council presidency for the next six months. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

EU lays out 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

Jan. 14, 2020 2:30 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to work to shift 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) in investment toward making the EU's economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years. Aiming to deliver on European Commission President...

FILE - This July 16, 2019, file photo shows the Capitol Dome in Washington. The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. The Treasury Department said Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, that the deficit from October through December totaled $356.6 billion.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US budget deficit running 11.8% higher this year

Jan. 13, 2020 6:48 PM EST

The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit from October through...