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Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67

Oct. 23, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party's direction and then-President Donald Trump, died Saturday. His unexpected death at age...

Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is 'confident'

Oct. 23, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

Oct. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though the day's informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 22, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...

Pa. Rep. Kelly faces ethics scrutiny over stock purchase

Oct. 22, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” that the wife of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly used nonpublic information gained through her husband's position in Congress to earn thousands of dollars through a well-timed stock...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

Oct. 22, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating...

WVa officials welcome idea of adding Maryland counties

Oct. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Top West Virginia officials on Friday said they would welcome three Maryland counties that inquired about becoming part of the Mountain State, even though the likelihood of the union is almost nonexistent. “We're absolutely standing here with...