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House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought

Jul. 29, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled by climate change — that have caused billions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses in recent years. ...

Biden hails economic bill amid signs of broad Dem support

Jul. 28, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hailed a nascent Democratic package of climate, health care and tax initiatives as “a giant step forward” for the country Thursday as congressional leaders began nailing down votes for a campaign-season bill they've cast as a boon for voters struggling...

Author Wes Moore wins Democratic race for Maryland governor

Jul. 22, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bestselling author Wes Moore won the Democratic primary for Maryland governor on Friday, setting up a general election contest against Republican Dan Cox, a hard-line conservative endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Moore, the author of the book “The...

AP News Guide: A look at Maryland's primary elections

Jul. 20, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Both Republicans and Democrats have closely watched primaries for governor in Maryland this year. Here is a look at some of the other races in a big Maryland election year with open statewide offices, including attorney general and comptroller. All 188 seats in the Maryland...

Steny Hoyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

Jul. 19, 2022 21:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steny Hoyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

2022 midterms: What to watch in Maryland's primary elections

Jul. 18, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Republican race for Maryland governor in Tuesday's primary election pits a candidate backed by outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan against a rival endorsed by Donald Trump. It’s an early showdown on Hogan’s home turf as he weighs a 2024 White House bid,...

Schumer readies vote on scaled-back computer chips bill

Jul. 14, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is telling senators to expect an initial vote as early as Tuesday on scaled-back legislation that would provide grants, tax credits and other financial incentives for companies that build semiconductor manufacturing plants in the U.S. ...

Dems stress national security as computer chips bill stalls

Jul. 13, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration and congressional Democrats are warning of dire ramifications for the economy and for national security if Congress fails to pass a bill by the end of July that is designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. Their...

EXPLAINER: How Biden's proposed gas tax holiday would work

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If savings from the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas are fully passed...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army is created

Jun. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...