Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill
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Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of stymied efforts to address the nation’s aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support. The bill was approved 359 … Continue reading

House and Senate have reached agreement
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House and Senate have reached agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation’s aging and congested highways and transit systems — a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his entire administration to achieve. The bill would also put … Continue reading

Health / National / Politics

GOP bill would gut health law, halt Planned Parenthood money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage on Friday that would erase key components of President Barack Obama’s health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood and face certain veto from President Barack Obama — should it ever reach him. The bill aims squarely at two favorite targets of conservatives. And though … Continue reading

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Bill Cosby accusers fight motion to dismiss defamation suit

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who allege Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago say in a court filing that he doesn’t have a right to lie and hide behind the statements of his representatives to have their defamation lawsuit dismissed. “Cosby claims a privilege to defame where none exists; tries to shield himself from … Continue reading