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In Mississippi, a trespasser, a killing and DEA meddling

Aug. 10, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole was waiting with his semiautomatic service rifle — and an explanation — when deputies arrived at his sprawling wooded property on a warm spring night last year and found a bullet-riddled body near the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 10, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 7, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis’ tyrannical suspension of state attorney, over words Gov. Ron DeSantis’s abrupt sacking of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren was the deed of a tyrant drunk with power, inflamed with...

Biden signs 'burn pits' help for vets; a personal win, too

Aug. 10, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge “burn pits.” ...

Burn pits recognition for veterans took decade of struggle

Aug. 09, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosie Torres of Robstown, Texas, is no Washington lobbyist, but she’s been making the long trek to Capitol Hill for some 13 years, knocking year after year on lawmakers’ doors. Her mission: Alert them — convince them — that something awful has been happening to Iraq and...

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

Aug. 02, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol. ...

EXPLAINER: How health care for vets became fight in Congress

Aug. 02, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would enhance health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits hit a snag in the Senate last week, angering advocates like comedian Jon Stewart who say help from the government is long overdue. Lawmakers have been...

Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

Aug. 01, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19. Trapped in the White House for the second time in as many weeks, the president knows the drill this time: He’s got an office...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Biden tests positive for COVID-19, returns to isolation

Jul. 30, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug. White House...

States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions craze

Jul. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

A bump in college scholarships for New Mexico students. A new bike trail nestled in the western slope of Colorado. More homeless shelters in Arizona. When lottery sales soar, players holding the golden ticket aren’t the only ones who win. Across the U.S., state lottery systems use...