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Plumbing problem at Glen Canyon Dam brings new threat to Colorado River system

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Plumbing problems at the dam holding back the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. are spurring concerns about future water delivery issues to Southwestern states supplied by the Colorado River. Federal officials recently reported damage ...

Biden is seeking higher tariffs on Chinese steel as he courts union voters

By CHRIS MEGERIAN and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden is calling for a tripling of tariffs on steel from China to protect American producers from a flood of cheap imports, an announcement he planned to roll out Wednesday in an address to steelworkers ...

Biden returns to his Scranton, Pennsylvania, roots to pitch his tax plan

By CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden returns to his childhood hometown of Scranton on Tuesday to open three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania, capitalizing on the opportunity to work the battleground state while Donald Trump spends the week in ...

Federal appeals court overturns West Virginia transgender sports ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a West Virginia transgender sports ban, finding that the law violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools. The ruling Tuesday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

A top Federal Reserve official opens door to keeping rates high for longer

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chair Philip Jefferson suggested Tuesday that the central bank's key rate may have to remain at its peak for a while to bring down persistently elevated inflation. In a speech, Jefferson said he expects ...

Changing course, Florida prosecutor suspended by DeSantis to seek reelection

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Changing course, a Democratic Florida prosecutor suspended from office by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will seek reelection while a court battle continues over his 2022 removal from the post. Andrew Warren had previously said he would not run this ...

Business boom: Record numbers of people are starting up new small businesses

By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Record numbers of people are starting new businesses, and more and more of them are women and minorities, according to a new study. New business applications jumped in 2020 as the pandemic started, and have continued to be filed at a ...