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Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina

Aug. 10, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina on Wednesday to begin what is expected to be at least a seven-day vacation with members of his family outside Washington. The first couple was planning to be in Kiawah Island, noted for its...

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...

Lawmakers in India pass energy conservation bill

Aug. 10, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — India took another step toward meeting its climate goals Tuesday when lawmakers in parliament’s lower house approved legislation that would require greater use of renewable energy and force industrial polluters to pay a price for the carbon they emit. The...

'We're back, baby': New bill boosts US climate credibility

Aug. 10, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas...

Arkansas lawmakers advance tax cut, school safety bills

Aug. 09, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers advanced tax cuts and a school safety grant program on Tuesday as they began a special session spurred by the state's $1.6 billion surplus. The House and Senate Revenue and Taxation committees endorsed identical bills outlining the tax...

Evers administration picks site for new youth prison

Aug. 09, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Gov. Tony Evers' administration have moved a step closer toward replacing the state's troubled youth prison, announcing Tuesday that they've picked a site in Milwaukee for a new facility. The existing youth prison, a combination facility for boys...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 09, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Missouri Republicans to Eric Greitens: Go away. Again. And stay away forever Eric Greitens thought Missouri GOP voters had short memories. He imagined they would welcome him when he came roaring back with...

Australian state begins legislating to ban the swastika

Aug. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state took a major step toward banning Nazi symbols on Tuesday when the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house passed a bill that would criminalize their display. The bill must pass the upper chamber to become law. ...

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 Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

Aug. 07, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical...