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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a consequential week for President Joe Biden’s agenda as Democratic leaders work to delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” package and pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. The Senate has a test vote set Monday to keep the government running and avert a federal debt default. But

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelming passed legislation to provide funding for Israel’s missile defense system. The bill approved Thursday would provide $1 billion for the Iron Dome system, which is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets fired into Israel. The vote was 420-9. Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro said the bill “demonstrates Congress’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency says 16 million people in Yemen are marching toward starvation and more funding is needed. David Beasley said the World Food Program will have to cut its rations that feed millions of people in the war-torn nation unless new funding arrives. A $3.85 billion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers voted this year to pump more state money into full-day kindergarten, but the extra spending was limited to one school year. Now a Republican legislator wants to make that one-time support a permanent commitment. Rep. James Tipton said Tuesday he prefiled the measure for next year. He says it