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Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

Jul. 21, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. A notice sent Saturday night to representatives of the clinics by the Department of Health and Human Services said the...

Waukee's solar program now available to all of Dallas County

Jul. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Arkwright recently checked the solar panels on the barn behind his home outside Waukee. Even without receiving any direct sunlight, they were producing enough electricity to power his entire house — including his air conditioner — on a warm July day. Arkwright,...

Will a summer job burn your financial aid for college?

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC. While you may be working to help pay for college, the money you...

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Jul. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, prompting alarm in and out of the country. In Iran, some government officials worry that the energy-hungry...

Economists urge Germany to price carbon, end subsidies

Jul. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of economists advising the German government is recommending that the country should put a price on carbon emissions if it wants to meet its targets for reducing the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. In a report delivered Friday to German Chancellor Angela...

Michigan governor OKs $15M to help farmers amid wet weather

Jul. 9, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops. Whitmer's office announced the signing Monday. The spending covers upfront...

US to apply tariffs to Mexican fabricated steel imports

Jul. 8, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department announced Monday that it has decided to once again apply tariffs on fabricated steel imports from Mexico. In a statement, the U.S. agency said the decision came after an investigation into government subsidies assisting companies that export fabricated...

Utility blocks Iowa solar firm from Wisconsin energy market

Jul. 7, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As solar energy has become more popular and cost-effective, this once fringe renewable source is now at the center of an energy turf war in Wisconsin. At issue is a project in which an Iowa-based renewables company wants to partner with the city of Milwaukee to power seven municipal...

Officials: 4 airlines seek to offer flights out of Quincy

Jul. 7, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Officials say four airlines have submitted proposals to offer passenger service at Quincy Regional Airport. The (Quincy) Herald-Whig reports Boutique Air, Air Choice One, Cape Air and SkyWest Airlines have filed paperwork with the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer flights. They...

Egypt hikes fuel prices by up to 22 %

Jul. 5, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government hiked up fuel and cooking gas prices Friday in another round of subsidy cuts designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy and meet the requirements of a large bailout from the International Monetary Fund. The move was expected to further squeeze the country's poor...