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2023-01-22 04:00:41
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Yellen Focuses on Energy Transition in South Africa Visit
Yellen Focuses on Energy Transition in South Africa Visit

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country's finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting... Read More

Virginia Democrats Defeat Bills Limiting Abortion Access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats defeated several bills Thursday that would have restricted abortion access in the state,... Read More

2023-01-26 15:55:50
Slotkin Preps Senate Run After Winning Tough Reelection Bid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington,... Read More

2023-01-26 15:15:00
War of Words Heats Up Over GOP Plan to Abolish Income Tax

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders from the House and Senate on Wednesday blasted away at a GOP proposal to do away... Read More

2023-01-25 21:52:43

Litigation

Justice Dept. Sues Google Again Alleging Monopolistic Ad Tactics
Litigation
Justice Dept. Sues Google Again Alleging Monopolistic Ad Tactics
2023-01-25 21:49:13
by Tom Ramstack

A Justice Department lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the internet giant of illegally acting like a monopoly with its digital advertising technology. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Virginia seeks a court order to break up Google’s grip... Read More

Travel

Alaska Airlines Eliminates Plastic Cups on All Flights
Travel
Alaska Airlines Eliminates Plastic Cups on All Flights
2023-01-25 18:06:40
by Kate Michael

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday it is eliminating in-flight plastic cups. The West Coast-based airline is the first U.S. carrier to completely transition to paper cups as a planet-friendly alternative. Alaska Airlines estimates that this move will eliminate more... Read More

District of Columbia

Bill to Give DC Statehood Introduced in US Senate
District of Columbia
Bill to Give DC Statehood Introduced in US Senate
2023-01-24 20:26:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders made another push to rid themselves of federal oversight Tuesday by having a bill introduced in the Senate that would give them statehood. The House of Representatives approved statehood for the District of Columbia... Read More

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2023-01-24 19:19:07
by Dan McCue
ASPCA Calls for More Humane Livestock Rules in Farm Bill

NEW YORK — Animal rights advocates urged Congress on Tuesday to enshrine more humane practices for raising livestock in the... Read More

NEW YORK — Animal rights advocates urged Congress on Tuesday to enshrine more humane practices for raising livestock in the 2023 Farm Bill. In an 8-page paper, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals argues several critical... Read More

2023-01-24 15:11:49
by Dan McCue
A Probiotic May Control Serious Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infection

WASHINGTON — A probiotic may be effective in cleansing the body of staph-related super infections, according to a new study... Read More

WASHINGTON — A probiotic may be effective in cleansing the body of staph-related super infections, according to a new study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Though they say more research is needed, a press release on... Read More

2023-01-24 16:56:49
by Dan McCue
2022 Was Deadly Year for Journalists, Media Workers, Report Says

NEW YORK – As many as 67 journalists and media workers died violently in 2020, an increase of nearly 50%... Read More

NEW YORK – As many as 67 journalists and media workers died violently in 2020, an increase of nearly 50% from 2021, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based nonprofit attributed the increase to the large number... Read More

2023-01-24 16:29:55
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Judge to Hold Hearing Over Georgia Special Grand Jury Report

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to release a report by a special grand... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to release a report by a special grand jury tasked with investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws as they sought to overturn his narrow 2020... Read More

2023-01-24 15:03:37
by Tom Ramstack
Attorneys General Challenge Social Responsibility Policies for Investing

Some state attorneys general are continuing a conservative backlash against investment strategies that emphasize social responsibility with a challenge to... Read More

Some state attorneys general are continuing a conservative backlash against investment strategies that emphasize social responsibility with a challenge to two corporate advisory companies. A letter written last week to the two companies says forcing social responsibility onto investors could... Read More

2023-01-23 22:21:00
by Dan McCue
Ricketts Sworn In as Nebraska’s Junior Senator

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s 100th senator on Monday, taking the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s 100th senator on Monday, taking the place of former Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who retired to take a position at the University of Florida. Ricketts, a... Read More

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