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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 8, 2022. Editorial: Enforce price transparency A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good idea. But the...

Farmers' group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered 'too little'

Aug. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Netherlands' top agricultural lobby group said that a first round of talks Friday with a delegation led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the government’s nitrogen emissions reduction goals delivered “at the moment, too little" for thousands of...

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

Aug. 03, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes and hundreds of billions of dollars made and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered Capitol Hill with proposals on how to...

House passes bill banning certain semi-automatic guns

Aug. 01, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S.,...

Banks far from hitting Paris climate targets, groups warn

Jul. 28, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

The world’s most influential banks need to substantially accelerate climate efforts if global temperature rise is to be kept within the targets of the Paris Agreement, an assessment released Thursday by an institutional investors group warned. The efforts of 27 giant banks in North...

EXPLAINER: Who gains or loses, what's next in Italy crisis

Jul. 21, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi’s decision to resign Thursday, barely 12 hours after his “unity” coalition broke apart dramatically in Parliament, was the latest step in a political limbo that will likely last for months before a new government is solidly in place to lead the...

Republican Michels' position on immigration questioned

Jul. 12, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels once led an organization that fought a proposal to get tough on people who were living in the country illegally, but he's campaigning as someone opposed to illegal immigration. Michels, a co-owner of the construction...

Report: Uber lobbied, used 'stealth' tech to block scrutiny

Jul. 10, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws, used a “kill switch'' to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered...

China ex-vice public security minister on trial for graft

Jul. 08, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese vice minister of public security went on trial Friday, accused of collecting 646 million yuan ($96.3 million) in bribes over nearly two decades. Sun Lijun faces accusations of selling government positions, manipulating stock prices and illegally...

Florida NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer retiring after 44 years

Jun. 16, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The National Rifle Association's longtime Florida lobbyist and first female president, Marion Hammer, will retire but remain an adviser to the organization, the NRA announced Thursday. Hammer, 83, said in a statement that she served the gun rights group for...