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Mississippi lawmakers haggle over possible Medicaid expansion as their legislative session nears end

Apr. 23, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi lawmakers started negotiating Tuesday on what could become a landmark plan to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of people in one of the poorest states in the U.S. But even with Republicans controlling both the state House and...

Facing pressure from rights groups, World Bank suspends funding for Tanzania tourism project

Apr. 23, 2024 03:02 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Bank has suspended funding for a tourism project in Tanzania that caused the suffering of tens of thousands of villagers, according to a U.S.-based rights group that has long urged the global lender to take such action. The World Bank's decision to...

KC Current owners announce plans for stadium district along the Kansas City riverfront

Apr. 22, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The ownership group of the Kansas City Current announced plans Monday for the development of the Missouri River waterfront, where the club recently opened a purpose-built stadium for the National Women's Soccer League team. CPKC Stadium will serve as the hub...

Biden marks Earth Day by going after GOP, announcing $7 billion in federal solar power grants

Apr. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

TRIANGLE, Virginia (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects serving 900,000-plus households in low- and middle-income communities — while criticizing Republicans who want to gut his policies to address climate change....

Missouri lawmakers again try to kick Planned Parenthood off Medicaid

Apr. 22, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers in Missouri are trying to defund Planned Parenthood by taking it off Medicaid rolls, even for the most basic of health care services. It's a move they've tried for years in a state where almost all abortions are banned. House Republican Majority...

Flooding wreaks havoc across East Africa. Burundi is especially hard-hit

Apr. 22, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Deadly floods are wreaking havoc in many parts of East Africa that face torrential rainfall, with Burundi calling for international help to deal with the aftermath. Lake Tanganyika's rising waters have invaded the port of Bujumbura, Burundi's economic...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 22, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. April 20, 2024. Editorial: DHHS audit reveals agency, new director have work to do The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services likely mishandled tens of millions of state and federal dollars last year, handing out millions in taxpayer...

Yoko Ono to receive Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement

Apr. 21, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's leading artist residency programs, MacDowell, has awarded a lifetime achievement prize to Yoko Ono. The groundbreaking artist, filmmaker and musician is this year's recipient of the Edward MacDowell Medal, an honor previously given to Stephen Sondheim and Toni...

Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

Apr. 21, 2024 07:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely a day goes without President Joe Biden mentioning insulin prices. He promotes a $35 price cap for the medication for Americans on Medicare — in White House speeches, campaign stops and even at non-health care events around the country. His reelection...

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...