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State & Nation
August 6, 2022
EXPLAINER: Why is China staging drills around Taiwan?

BEIJING (AP) China is staging live-fire military drills in six self-declared zones surrounding Taiwan in response to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island Beijing claims as its own territory. China has warned aircraft and ships to avoid the areas during the exercises, which run through Sunday. The drills appear to […]

July 30, 2022
Rejected by courts, retirees take last shot to save pensions

By Fatima HusseinAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Dave Muffley thought he had it made when it came to a solid retirement. The Indiana man spent roughly 30 years as a salaried maintenance technician for Delphi Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors Corp., and expected to retire with a comfortable income by the time he hit 62. […]

July 23, 2022
Housing market chills as mortgage rates, prices scare buyers

By Ken Sweet, Michael Casey And Alex Veiga NEW YORK (AP) It’s the summer that cooled off the housing market. Rising mortgage rates have combined with already high home prices to discourage would-be buyers. Mortgage applications have declined sharply. Sales of previously occupied homes have fallen for five straight months, during what is generally the […]

July 16, 2022
Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

By Cora Lewis & Adriana MorgaAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Inflation’s relentless surge didn’t merely persist in June. It accelerated. For the 12 months ending in June, the government’s consumer price index rocketed 9.1%, the fastest year-over-year jump since 1981. And that was nothing next to what energy prices did: Fueled by heavy demand and by […]

July 2, 2022
New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

By Michael HillAssociated Press CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) New York’s recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal sales, which could start by the end […]

June 18, 2022
Democrats face off in last NY governor debate before primary

By MARINA VILLENEUVEAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is running for election to the post after assuming it following Andrew Cuomo's resignation, faced off Thursday in a final debate with two of her fellow Democrats, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi and New York City's elected public advocate, Jumaane Williams, who are […]

June 13, 2022
US diverts COVID-19 funds to secure vaccines amid stalemate

WASHINGTON (AP) The Biden administration said Wednesday that a funding crunch is forcing it to divert more than $10 billion in coronavirus relief from test procurement and other efforts as it tries to come up with money to secure the next generation of vaccines and treatments for some high-risk Americans. The White House said it […]

June 4, 2022
Ballot deadline passes with no paperwork from Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears to have opted against mounting an independent run for his old job – at least for now. Cuomo, who resigned in August amid allegations he sexually harassed multiple women, had said he was open to running for governor this year, despite the scandal. But 5 […]

May 28, 2022
New York opens window for adults to sue for sexual assault

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York will temporarily set aside its time limit for adults who were sexually assaulted to bring lawsuits under a law signed Tuesday – a measure similar to one for child victims that sparked a surge of court actions. The Adult Survivors Act signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul will open a one-year […]

May 21, 2022
Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

By Carolyn ThompsonAssociated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared in court Thursday, standing silently during a brief proceeding attended by some relatives of the victims after a grand jury indicted him. Payton Gendron, 18, wore an orange jail uniform, a mask and […]

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