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EPA chief reinstates science advisory board he dismantled

Jun. 18, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity” at the agency. The new seven-member Clean Air Scientific...

Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Jun. 18, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place August 21-31 on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the...

Lawmakers unveil $13.1B state budget proposal

Jun. 18, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed a $13.1 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that boosts spending on social services and education. The House Finance Committee proposal unveiled Thursday night is almost $2 billion bigger than...

UW-Whitewater chancellor resigns following cancer diagnosis

Jun. 18, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has resigned due to health reasons. Chancellor Dwight Watson will step down at the end of the month following his recent diagnosis of stomach and intestinal cancer. ...

EXPLAINER: How India is changing vaccine plan amid shortages

Jun. 18, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Starting Monday, every adult in India will be eligible for a free vaccine paid for by the federal government. The new policy, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, ends a complex system introduced just last month of buying and...

Woman and 7-year-old daughter found dead in Connecticut home

Jun. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman and her 7-year-old daughter were found dead Thursday in a Westport, Connecticut home, police said. Authorities found the bodies around 4 p.m. while responding to a report of an unresponsive woman, police said. The...

Sign-ups growing for Kentucky prizes tied to COVID shots

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentuckians vying for lucrative prizes tied to getting the COVID-19 vaccine continues to grow, Gov. Andy Beshear said. More than 414,000 Kentucky adults have entered drawings for $1 million prizes, the governor said Thursday. Another...

Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee completed its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month. Here are some highlights of the budget as...

Wisconsin Republicans insert $3.3 billion tax cut in budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans wrapped up revisions on the 2021-23 state budget Thursday night by leaning on unprecedented revenue projections to build a roughly $3.3 billion tax cut into the spending plan. Lawmakers learned last week the state is projected...

Arizona GOP budget holdouts near win on tax cut changes

Jun. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A pair of Republican Arizona lawmakers who objected to a $1.9 billion tax cut in a $12.8 billion GOP budget deal were close Thursday to winning major concessions that would secure their support for the spending plan before the whole deal came to a halt over the tax cut's...