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Democrats see tax 'framework' to pay for huge $3.5T package

Sep. 23, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they face the daunting task of narrowing the menu to tax possibilities they can pass to fund...

After Ida outages, utility proposals include city takeover

Sep. 22, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it's ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal power system. ...

Injured ex-cop now attorney running for Kansas AG's office

Sep. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney who was forced to give up a career as a police officer after a drunken driver struck him is running for Kansas attorney general next year as a Democrat. Chris Mann, of Lawrence, launched his campaign Tuesday with a short video, ...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Sep. 21, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. ...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Sep. 20, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight Monday to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. ...

MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star

Sep. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose online cheerleading of GameStop's stock helped launch the frenzy that shook Wall Street...

Chinese tycoon's companies pay $539M in US securities case

Sep. 14, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three companies linked to a Chinese businessman who is a prominent critic of his country’s ruling Communist Party have agreed to pay $539 million to settle charges they conducted an illegal securities offering, according to regulators. The New York-...

Justice Department will 'protect' abortion seekers in Texas

Sep. 06, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions. Attorney General Merrick...

Students with disabilities hope for 'new normal' in class

Sep. 05, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anna Stephens is a physics and astronomy student at the University of Utah. At first, she hated the idea of attending class remotely last school year. Stephens deals with chronic pain and fatigue. She’s also autistic and has ADHD. ...

Lawmakers weigh education options amid COVID-19 surge

Sep. 01, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Keeping students learning in their classrooms should be the overarching goal of any education policies responding to disruptions caused by COVID-19, a key lawmaker said Wednesday. With more Kentucky school districts pausing in-person learning as...