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School districts face hard choices amid pandemic-era cuts

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in this old industrial city started with a whack of a budget ax. Teachers, classroom aides and...

US NATO allies still short on defense spending aims

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. allies in Europe and Canada have increased defense spending for a sixth consecutive year but most of them will still...

California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget

California's amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus...

Awash in red ink: US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous...

Trump’s election-eve drug discounts for seniors get snagged

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to mail millions of seniors a $200 prescription savings card has hit legal and budget roadblocks, making...

Sweden wants to up defense budget due to regional tensions

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s left-leaning government on Thursday proposed a 40% increase for its defense budget from 2021-2025 with the defense minister saying the...

Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese director who shot to stardom with a zombie movie featuring a delightfully long single shot has for his latest...

Polish leader vows to veto EU budget in face of ‘blackmail’

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader is threatening to veto the European Union's economic recovery plan and long-term budget if the bloc...

COVID-19 relief pushes U.S. budget deficit to a record $3.1T

WASHINGTON (AP) — New, eye-popping federal budget figures released Thursday show an enormous $3.1 trillion deficit in the just-completed fiscal year, a record swelled...

Spain unveils economic recovery plan amid pandemic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s prime minister unveiled a major plan Wednesday to boost his country out of recession by spending 140 billion euros...

EU official touts extra billions for Western Balkans

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The European Union’s enlargement commissioner said Wednesday that the bloc is seeking to secure another 20 billion euros ($24...

Australia plans massive pandemic budget, record deficit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday announced plans to cut income taxes, create jobs for young people and stimulate business investment...

Greece’s economy to shrink by estimated 8.2% this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy will contract by an estimated 8.2% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic before picking...

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not ‘defunding’

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in...

Vatican releases financial, budget data amid scandal

ROME (AP) — The Vatican released a detailed budget, balance sheet and earning statement for the first time Thursday as it sought to reassure...

California governor vetoes bill to aid low-income immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries. ...

German minister says debt won’t reach financial crisis level

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's debt load won't reach the level it did in the financial crisis a decade ago as a result of the...

Romania’s ruling party upbeat after municipal elections

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls published in Romania Sunday after voting ended in the country’s municipal elections indicated that the balance of power...

California to close prison amid declining inmate numbers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California next year will close a prison holding about 1,500 male inmates, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration said Friday in its...

German Cabinet approves 2021 budget with high borrowing

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 2021 budget that foresees significant borrowing for the second consecutive year as Europe's biggest economy tries to lessen...

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill...

Democrats unveil temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House unveiled a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running...

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground...

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground...

Dutch government unveils budget overshadowed by virus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government plans to invest in protecting jobs and businesses during the coronavirus crisis but warned Tuesday as...

US budget deficit hits record $3 trillion through 11 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3 trillion for the first 11 months of this budget year, the...

Pentagon rescinding order to shutter Stars and Stripes paper

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is rescinding its order to shut down the military’s independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, in the wake of...

States plan for cuts as Congress deadlocks on more virus aid

Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and...

Trump to campaign in Florida, N.C. battlegrounds on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on...

Trump won’t let Pentagon close Stars and Stripes newspaper

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he won't allow the Pentagon to cut funding for the military's independent newspaper, Stars and...

Portland’s grim reality: 100 days of protests, many violent

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it...

Budget deficit to hit record $3.3T due to virus, recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Budget deficit to hit record $3.3T due to virus, recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

California OKs bill to flex power on prescription drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Israel’s Netanyahu accepts compromise, avoids election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli...

Seattle mayor to veto City Council’s cuts to police, budget

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle...

Old format, new problem: Biennial legislatures face COVID-19

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP)...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddies facts on mail ballots, Harris

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Trump’s suggestion to eliminate payroll tax doesn’t add up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Can Trump aide Meadows move from deal breaker to deal-maker?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark...

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)...

Dems say Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Inaction by Congress leaves states to pay for election costs

ATLANTA (AP) — Congress’...

Dems say Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

State and local government...

Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated...

Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated...

Google unveils budget Pixel phone as pandemic curbs spending

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP)...

US Treasury projects record Q3 borrowing of $947 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

‘Building bridges’: How Bass became a leading VP contender

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

As virus aid talks stalemate, Trump scorns help for cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Orange County board to sue California over school closures

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)...

Ex-Indiana Gov. Kernan, who was a Vietnam POW, dies at 74

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former...

The Latest: New virus cases rise in China’s Xinjiang region

BEIJING — New coronavirus...

California lawmakers propose $100 billion stimulus plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Little time, big agenda when California lawmakers return

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Groups push to remove proposed funding for nuclear testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The...

EU Parliament chief deplores cuts in key budget programs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The...

Stimulus package breaks new ground in European unity

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

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EU agrees on $2.1 trillion deal after marathon summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — After...

EU nations close in on $2.1T budget, virus aid deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Weary...

To survive financial storm of virus, states turn to Congress

State governments trying to...

EU summit breaks up after all-night talks, to resume later

BRUSSELS (AP) — Weary...

EU leaders extend summit as they haggle over budget, virus

BRUSSELS (AP) — European...

EU leaders far from deal on budget and virus recovery fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — European...

EU to meet face-to-face at summit to carve up $2.1 trillion

BRUSSELS (AP) — There...

So much money, so little time to find deal at EU summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — As...

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

TOKYO (AP) — China...

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

2 California counties, once defiant, see virus cases rise

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP)...

Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Boston (AP) — The...

List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

Four-year college athletic teams...

Coronavirus disrupts California Legislature for second time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California Senate OKs expanded protections for family leave

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

NYC passes austere budget that cuts $1B from NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) —...

California’s budget has billions in cuts to close deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California governor OKs budget closing $54.3 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Trump, statehood, police funding fight up DC mayor’s profile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel...

California governor steps up urgency of virus messaging

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California lawmakers finish work closing $54B deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Pentagon chief seeks to reassure NATO over US troop plans

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S....

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