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Louisiana planning $180M broadband internet expansion effort

Jun. 22, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana intends to spend $180 million over three years on grants to telecommunication firms that construct broadband internet infrastructure in underserved communities, hoping to lessen a technology gap exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

In Lebanon, some protest efforts to curb smuggling to Syria

Jun. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Demonstrators blocked a highway connecting Lebanon and Syria on Monday with burned tires and metal bars, protesting a decision by Lebanese authorities aimed at curbing smuggling into Syria, Lebanon's official news agency reported. The outcry was...

GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue. Thursday's 7-2...

The Latest: Pro-Navalny protest in Geneva on eve of summit

Jun. 15, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — A few dozen supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny have staged a colorful, cheeky rally in Geneva, in the hope of sending a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of his...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 15, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Congrats, parents, on saving ‘Invest in Kids’ — for now Some poor and working-class parents buttonholed legislators at the Capitol in Springfield. Others pursued lawmakers by phone, frantic to protect...

Campaign aims to improve internet access for some in Detroit

Jun. 12, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new campaign to help close Detroit’s digital divide will provide a monthly $50 internet access credit and one-time $100 subsidy for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet to eligible city residents. The EBB 313 program streamlines access to the...

Ohio utility gets SEC subpoena regarding tainted energy bill

Jun. 08, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The electric utility AEP Ohio said Tuesday that the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents related to subsidies it has received from a now-tainted energy bill for two aging coal plants partly owned by the company. ...

Greece starts vaccine campaign at asylum-seeker facilities

Jun. 03, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities launched a vaccination campaign Thursday for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers living in government-run facilities, starting with the islands of Lesbos, Chios, and Samos. Health Ministry officials said the single-dose Johnson...

Nevada seeks to become 2nd state to create 'public option'

May. 28, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Though the drive to create a public health insurance option has made little headway at the federal level, a proposal to create the country's second state-managed public option is moving forward in the Nevada Legislature, where lawmakers are angling to expand access...

FirstEnergy fires another executive over consulting contract

May. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A FirstEnergy senior vice president was fired Thursday for her “inaction” regarding a 2015 amendment to a “purported” consulting contract with someone who was later appointed as Ohio's top utility regulator, the company announced in a U.S. Securities and Exchange...