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  • The Latest: Italy PM pick had ‘no official status’ at NYU

    MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the law professor picked to be Italy’s next premier (all times local): 9:45 p.m. New York University says the Italian law professor tagged to be Italy’s next premier had no official status at the university — despite an entry on his resume suggesting otherwise. University spokeswoman Michelle Tsai said […]
  • Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer to pay $10M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels’ attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions. The judgment came after Jason Frank, who used to work at Eagan Avenatti, […]
  • Science and commercial satellites launched from California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites has blasted off from the central California coast. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at Tuesday and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward […]
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Tempe set for grand opening

    The lights have been turned on, the kegs have been tapped and the projector has been whirring at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Tempe this week, ahead of its grand opening.
  • Zinke stresses need for projects catch-up at national parks

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reiterated his support for addressing a maintenance backlog at national parks during a visit Tuesday to the one named for a U.S. president known for championing conservation. Zinke toured the Peaceful Valley Ranch at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a former dude ranch that is on the […]
  • NFL unanimously approves Tepper’s $2.2b purchase of Panthers

    ATLANTA (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Panthers is committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas. And Charlotte is clearly his preferred choice. But David Tepper left a bit of wiggle room on his first day as owner of the team. The NFL unanimously approved Tepper’s $2.2 billion purchase of the team […]
  • Low US unemployment rate masks financial struggles for many

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found . For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated — often because their work schedules changed at short notice — and that […]
  • Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said. “We were just blessed that we didn’t lose multiple officers and citizens today,” Bay County Sheriff […]
  • The Latest: Vegas casino workers vote on whether to strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Las Vegas casino workers voting on whether to go on strike (all times local): 12 p.m. Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino employees have cast ballots in a vote on whether to authorize a strike. The workers affiliated with the Culinary Union voted Tuesday in the first of […]
  • Atlantic City Q1 casino earnings down nearly 12 percent

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s seven casinos all remained profitable during the first quarter of this year, but those profits are shrinking even as two new competitors prepare to join the market. Figures released Tuesday by the state Casino Control Commission show Atlantic City’s casinos posted a gross operating profit of $123.6 million, […]
  • Michigan OKs tax incentives for Detroit projects, Amazon

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s economic development board awarded $618 million in tax incentives on Tuesday for a $2.1 billion development project in Detroit that includes a 58-story building on the site of the iconic former J.L. Hudson department store — the first use of new state tax breaks for “transformational” redevelopment work. The Strategic […]
  • A look at bill to ease bank rules nearing Congress passage

    Key elements of legislation that would ease bank regulation by rolling back parts of the Dodd-Frank law designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The legislation: –Makes a five-fold increase, to $250 billion, in the level of assets at which banks are deemed so big and plugged into the financial system that […]
  • APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. The memo, which was obtained by The Associated Press, largely clarifies […]
  • US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to pay a fine of $1 […]
  • Federal board recommends seatbelts on all new school buses

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal transportation panel on Tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, which the board chairman called a “tried and true” safety protection. The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation disasters, approved the recommendation Tuesday in Washington. The board […]