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Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Aug. 22, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an...

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

Aug. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. A senior administration official and a Democratic congressional aide confirmed the decision Thursday. Both spoke on condition of anonymity...

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

Aug. 22, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported. The return of $1...

Records: 4 lawmakers claim max retroactive allowance

Aug. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Four Alaska lawmakers received the maximum allowable daily allowances for the time between the end of the drawn-out regular session in May and passage of a state operating budget nearly a month later, legislative records show. Under a law passed last year, if an operating budget is...

North Carolina Republicans unveil taxpayer refund bill

Aug. 21, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans on Wednesday pitched broad refunds to everyone who pays state income tax, a proposal that would transfer most of last year's large revenue surplus and signals a new GOP tack in the summer budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. House Speaker Tim...

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Aug. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad. Brazil's National Institute for Space...

Portland's new legal aid program helps nearly 450 immigrants

Aug. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A free legal assistance program for immigrants in Portland, Oregon, has provided about 450 immigrants and asylum-seekers with lawyers to represent them in deportation hearings in its first year and now has additional support from the state. The program called Universal Reception...

Ryanair wins 1, loses 1, in court cases to stop strikes

Aug. 21, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair has lost a High Court bid in London to block strikes by its U.K. pilots but succeed in court action against Irish pilots. Judge Christina Lambert rejected the airline's urgent application Wednesday for an injunction against the British Airline Pilots' Association. That means a strike...

Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

Aug. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor has vetoed additional funding for the state's ferry service. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $5 million Monday that was added to the Alaska Marine Highway System budget by the Legislature, CoastAlaska reported Monday. The Legislature previously cut $43 million...

University of Alaska regents cancel financial declaration

Aug. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has cancelled a declaration allowing it to take drastic financial steps in the face of budget cuts, officials said. The regents voted 10-0 Tuesday to rescind the declaration of financial exigency made nearly a month ago, The Anchorage Daily...