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German jobless rate down in July as recovery rolls on

Jul. 29, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 5.6% in July, an unusual decline for the summer month as Europe's biggest economy showed more signs of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed Thursday. The unadjusted jobless rate, the headline...

Proposal would have commission set salaries for legislators

Jul. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters may be asked whether to have the State Ethics Commission review and set salaries for state legislators. State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on Monday presented a proposed constitutional amendment to a legislative committee in advance of...

Youngkin, McAuliffe plan to disclose some tax return details

Jul. 27, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The two leading candidates in the closely watched race for Virginia governor say they will voluntarily disclose at least some information from recent tax returns before the November election. In response to questions from The Associated Press, the...

‘Holy moly!’: Inside Texas' fight against a ransomware hack

Jul. 26, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item for city officials that morning: planning for a country music concert...

Noem wants widespread changes at prisons after complaints

Jul. 23, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Friday that she is looking to make widespread changes in the state's prison system after meeting with tired and discouraged employees working short-handed at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The...

California makes change to pay unemployment benefits faster

Jul. 22, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration on Thursday announced a major change in how the state pays unemployment benefits, potentially unlocking payments for up to 100,000 people who have gone weeks or months without assistance. Getting...

Southwest sees milestone after booking unaided June profit

Jul. 22, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it turned a profit in June without assistance from the government, a monthly result the company is calling a milestone in its recovery from the pandemic. For the full April-June second quarter, the airline's net income...

Georgia House speaker proposes 1K bonus for police, deputies

Jul. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House speaker said Wednesday he will seek $75 million in the state budget to give each police officer and sheriff's deputy a $1,000 bonus, increase salaries for prosecutors and public defenders and bolster the capacity of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. ...

Missouri governor receives federal pandemic loan for farm

Jul. 21, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson received roughly $6,300 for his beef cattle ranch through a federal program designed to help small businesses during the pandemic. Parson in March was approved for a $6,288 loan, The Kansas City Star...

Higher pay package set for new Louisiana legislative auditor

Jul. 18, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's new legislative auditor, whose office reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies, is getting a higher pay package than his predecessor, under a salary agreement negotiated with lawmakers behind closed doors. ...