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What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings

Aug. 07, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not as robust as the proposal President Joe Biden once envisioned to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems, the Democrats' compromise of health care, climate change and deficit-reduction strategies is still a substantial undertaking. ...

Democrats' big package: What remains in and what's out?

Aug. 05, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's nowhere near the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first launched to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems but the compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies appears on track...

Navajo Nation declares state of emergency due to flooding

Aug. 04, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials declared a state of emergency Thursday due to increased flooding from recent monsoon rains. The declaration by the tribe’s Commission on Emergency Management will allow local chapters to access additional resources to help...

Ousted prosecutor Chesa Boudin won't run for his old seat

Aug. 04, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ousted San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was recalled from his post in June, said Thursday that he will not campaign for his old seat in the November election. The progressive criminal justice reformer tweeted that nonstop campaigning has taken...

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

Aug. 02, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any...

Deal on Capitol Hill could ease seniors' health costs

Jul. 28, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

A deal on Capitol Hill that could cut prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare beneficiaries was cautiously cheered by older Americans and their advocates Thursday even as many worried it might never come to fruition. The health care and climate agreement struck by Senate...

What's in, and out, of Democrats' inflation-fighting package

Jul. 28, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a $4 trillion effort during President Joe Biden's first months in office to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change...

Senators seek help for seniors struggling with opioid use

Jul. 28, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Maryland have proposed legislation they said would support older residents who are addicted to opioids. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland said Wednesday they've introduced a bill to address...

Police find 2 bodies after explosion demolishes Hopkins home

Jul. 27, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HOPKINS, Minn. (AP) — Two people were killed Wednesday morning when an explosion and fire demolished a suburban Minneapolis home, police said. Hopkins Fire Chief Dale Specken said it was a “pretty violent explosion” that reportedly shook many other homes in the neighborhood....

Man dies in fight with roommate that sent both to hospital

Jul. 27, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A 54-year-old South Carolina man has been killed in a fight with his 61-year-old roommate that sent both of them to the hospital and involved items the men could use to beat each other, police said. Someone called police in York around 11 p.m. Monday and said his...