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Senators wrapping up $1T infrastructure bill, voting ahead

Aug. 05, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearing decision time, senators are wrapping up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan and talks were underway Thursday to expedite consideration of the nearly $1 trillion proposal, with votes expected in the days ahead. A much anticipated analysis...

Feds to nix work requirements in Montana Medicaid expansion

Aug. 05, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

Federal health officials will likely reject Montana’s request to include work requirements for beneficiaries of its Medicaid expansion program, which insures 100,000 low-income Montana adults, state officials said. Three years after the Trump administration encouraged...

Virginia House, Senate pass Democratic spending plan

Aug. 05, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House and Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to budget legislation allocating billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money, each passing slightly different bills that lawmakers will have to reconcile. Legislators started...

NC sports betting bill gets winning vote from Senate panel

Aug. 04, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to license and tax sports betting throughout North Carolina cleared its first Senate committee Wednesday, with supporters, for now, overcoming social conservatives who argue it will create more gambling addicts. The bill's chief sponsor,...

Library book returned after 50 years with $20 bill

Aug. 04, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports that the 1967 copy of “Coins You Can Collect" by Burton Hobson arrived last...

Will McConnell lift roadblock of Biden for infrastructure?

Aug. 04, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had vowed to be “100% focused” on stopping President Joe Biden’s agenda. But when it comes to the bipartisan infrastructure plan, McConnell is sounding like a go. McConnell has been acting and voting like...

Bill repealing Iraq war powers advances in Senate

Aug. 04, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to finally repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, an early round of action in a growing Democratic push to reclaim congressional say over U.S. military strikes and deployments. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Iranians fear new bill will restrict internet even further

Aug. 04, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Ali Hedieloo, a 40-year-old making wooden furniture in Iran's capital, Instagram is more than just a surfeit of glossy images. Like an estimated 1 million other Iranians, it’s how he finds customers, as the app has exploded into a massive e-commerce service in the...

Alabama hunters take aim at feral pigs during the night

Aug. 04, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 500 Alabama hunters have bought licenses to hunt feral pigs and coyotes at night, authorities said. It’s a new approach to try to control the destructive animals in Alabama, Al.com reported. State lawmakers passed...