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  • Northbound Golden Gate Bridge lanes to close during marathon

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time, northbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed during the San Francisco Marathon because of terrorism concerns. The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bayareane.ws/2uM4NMo) bridge operators decided to keep motorists out of those lanes between 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday after several terrorist attacks elsewhere occurred […]
  • US fines American, Frontier and Delta over rule violations

    Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to settle government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers. The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines in documents released late Friday. The government found […]
  • California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission. Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratchers tickets from a gas station in October. One was a winner. Thomas says he […]
  • US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn’s plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. It’s not just jobs that are up for grabs — possibly 5,000 alone at the plant […]
  • Emergency responders attend to a seaplane that made a hard landing during a failed takeoff along the FDR Drive on Friday, July 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

    NTSB assessing whether to probe NYC seaplane hard landing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s determining whether to investigate a seaplane mishap on New York’s East River. Spokesman Eric Weiss said Saturday the NTSB was collecting information to make the decision. The plane made a hard landing in the river on Friday evening with 10 people aboard. All were […]
  • Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. George Gund III, who died in 2013 from stomach cancer, donated 55 pieces of Japanese and Korean art to the Cleveland museum. A portion […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, a drone flies in Hanworth Park in west London, as a British Airways 747 plane in the background prepares to land at Heathrow Airport. British officials announced plans Saturday, July 22, 2017 to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)

    UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

    LONDON (AP) — British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh eight ounces (226.79 grams) or more to be registered and users will have to pass a safety awareness exam. The government acted because […]
  • Ancient columns lie on the ground following an earthquake at the Greek island of Kos on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos spent the night sleeping outdoors, on beach lounge-chairs, in parks and olive groves or in their cars, a night after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

    KOS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and tourists were too afraid to return to their homes and hotels, camping […]
  • FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A House committee unveiled a disputed plan July 21, 2017, to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA’s budget gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight major veterans’ organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients. Their joint statement comes after the House Veterans Affairs Committee unveiled […]
  • FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a joint news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has added more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million to his revised personal financial disclosure. According to the disclosure, the additional assets were "inadvertently omitted" from an earlier form. The revised form was certified by the Office of Government Ethics on July 20 and released on July 21. Ivanka Trump, also filed new federal disclosures. She reported assets of at least $66 million and earned at least $13.5 million in income last year from her various business ventures.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

    Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. The previously unreported assets were included in updated disclosure reports certified by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Thursday […]
  • President Donald Trump, left, puts the USS Gerald Ford into commission as Ships commander Capt. Richard McCormack, front right, listens aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world’

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about America’s military might when it is ultimately deployed. U.S. allies will rest […]
  • Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?

    Republicans are trying to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes as part of a package to overhaul America’s tax system. Almost 44 million people claimed the deduction in 2014. The average deduction for taxpayers who claimed it in each state and the District of Columbia: ___ United States: $11,846 1New York: $21,038 […]
  • FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., is interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes and a look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain it _ they are all Democratic strongholds. New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California top the list of states where taxpayers get the biggest deductions. "If we're going to have a discussion about who is subsidizing whom, it must be across the board. It can't be just one provision," said Lance. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren’t usually big on raising taxes, but they’re really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain it — they are all Democratic strongholds. New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California top […]
  • Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, right, blowing a kiss after answering questions during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president “could benefit from a clean slate” as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of […]
  • Suit filed over new income tax for wealthy Seattle residents

    SEATTLE (AP) — As expected, attorneys have filed a lawsuit challenging Seattle’s new ordinance to tax high-income earners. Multiple news outlets reported Friday that the suit was filed on behalf of Seattle resident and investment manager Michael Kunath. The lawsuit was filed just minutes after Mayor Ed Murray signed the ordinance with little fanfare on […]