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  • Police nearing contract amid Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case. Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core...

  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion to handle border crisis

    President Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to respond to the immigration crisis at the Texas border — nearly twice as much as early reports expected him to request.

  • Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political...

  • New York to add $3B windfall to state budget

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France's largest bank, and the Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state's general fund. It's more than enough to fund the state's prison system or its child welfare programs for...

  • After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As Detroit struggles to climb out of bankruptcy, another Michigan city with strong ties to the auto industry may be about to fall into the same hole. Flint, the birthplace of General Motors that once had 200,000 residents, has also endured a spectacular drop in population...

  • Montana regulators hold hearing on $900M dam deal

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana utility regulators will determine whether electricity customers will have stable rates in the future or if they'll be subject to the whims of a volatile power-supply market, an attorney for NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday. Al Brogan told the Public Service...

  • Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states. The White House said Obama will submit the request along with a bigger, $3.7 billion proposal to confront a wave of...

  • Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? Sugary drinks have been under fire for years, with many blaming them for rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases. Yet efforts to curb consumption by imposing...

  • Interior secretary pledges $43M for conservation

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced during a stop in Fort Worth that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide. Jewell joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and other officials...

  • Obama seeks $3.8 billion to deal with border kids

    The Associated Press has learned that President Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West.

  • World's Fair pavilion gets $6M for repairs

    NEW YORK (AP) — A deteriorating relic of the 1964 World's Fair is getting nearly $6 million for repairs. The $5.8 million in funding for the New York State Pavilion is included in New York City's capital budget. The Philip Johnson-designed pavilion was created as a space-age vision of the...

  • For Capitol Hill Democrats, 'shutdown' is the new 'bailout'

    On Monday, Senate Democrats used the word "shutdown" 13 times to describe what would happen if Republicans don't support a compromise bill to pay for summer and fall road projects.

  • House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while...

  • Illinois treasurer fires 3 staffers

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators last week after an investigation found they allegedly faked records and, in one case, engaged in "workplace harassment," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The move is the...

  • Quinn announces $11.6M for disaster recovery

    WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $11.6 million in aid for communities recovering from deadly tornadoes that occurred in November 2013. Quinn stopped in the central Illinois community of Washington on Monday. It was among the hardest hit communities when roughly two dozen...



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