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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, Randy Tussing, an Airbnb host, looks at his phone while standing in his home in Las Vegas. More than 340,000 people passed on Nevada's hotel rooms last year and opted instead to book a place to stay using the home-sharing service Airbnb. Officials in Las Vegas are expected to vote Wednesday, June 21, 2017, on a series of rules meant to crack down on the booming short-term rental industry in the city. The proposed rules include a special-use permit requirement, proof of liability insurance and placards displayed on the exterior of the properties. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Las Vegas approves rules to crack down on short-term rentals

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas property owners interested in renting out their properties for brief periods will have to comply with new rules passed Wednesday meant to crack down on a booming short-term rental industry that has raised concerns among some residents and local officials. The new requirements were approved as complaints over raucous […]
  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) prepares for a face off against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla. Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder, the team announced the news early Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)

    Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss next season with skin disorder

    A severe reaction to medication for a skin disorder has put Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa’s career in doubt. Hossa stunned the NHL on Wednesday by announcing he won’t play next season because of severe side effect from medication to treat a progressive disorder he has been dealing with for years. At 38, the veteran […]
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    House GOP stalls Iran, Russia sanctions, blames procedure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are stalling a hugely popular bill to slap Iran and Russia with economic sanctions over a procedural issue that they’re blaming the Senate for creating. “The problem is the Senate screwed up,” Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Wednesday. At issue is a constitutional requirement that legislative measures involving revenue […]
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks following a closed-door strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sen. McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Republicans’ health care bill (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Sources say top Senate Republicans are finalizing their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. Their proposal would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the […]
  • FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during an interview in his office in Oklahoma City. Hunter, and Oklahoma's insurance commissioner have sent separate letters signed by several state attorneys general, insurance commissioners and one governor asking California's insurance commissioner to stop asking insurance companies to publicly disclose their investments in fossil fuels and to divest from the coal industry. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

    Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California’s insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance market. California […]
  • American will change uniform maker after employee complaints

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines will change uniform suppliers after employees complained the uniforms were causing reactions from hives to wheezing. American told employees Wednesday that it will not renew a contract with Twin Hill, a division of Houston-based Tailored Brands Inc., when the deal expires in 2020. The uniforms for 70,000 employees […]
  • School owner admits stealing $2.8M from veterans program

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a New Jersey computer training center has admitted stealing $2.8 million from a program designed to help veterans find employment. Elizabeth Honig pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of government funds. The 52-year-old Morganville, New Jersey, resident faces up to 10 years in prison when she’s sentenced Sept. 25. […]
  • In this May 10, 2017, photo provided by TTR Sotheby's International Realty, the McLean, Va., childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is shown. The home was put up for sale by its current owners for $49.5 million. (Gordon Beall/TTR Sotheby's International Realty via AP)

    Childhood home of Jackie O up for sale. Asking price: $49.5M

    MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — The childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been put up for sale by its current owners. Their asking price: $49.5 million. The Washington Post reports Steve and Jean Case listed the Merrywood estate last week. The circa-1919 Georgian estate sits on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia. […]
  • Adobe, FedEx gain; Actuant and Whirlpool fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: FedEx Corp., up $3.35 to $212.30 The package delivery service reported quarterly earnings that easily beat Wall Street’s estimates thanks to higher rates and delivery volumes. Whirlpool Corp., down 75 cents to $193.81 The appliance maker said Jeff Fettig will step down as […]
  • Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him Wednesday they believe their concerns are falling on “deaf ears” at the White House and his policies are devastating to the millions of Americans in the nation’s black communities. A White House spokeswoman said the development […]
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, shakes hands with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin before the start of a meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Lawmakers scold VA as they seek to fix its sudden budget gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. Under repeated questioning, VA Secretary David Shulkin acknowledged the […]
  • How major US stock market indexes fared on Wednesday

    Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. On Wednesday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,435.61. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 57.11, or […]
  • Correction: Philadelphia Prosecutor-Gifts story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story June 20 about the corruption trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of counts he faces. It is 29, not 23. A corrected version of the story is below: Feds: Philadelphia prosecutor ‘was constantly on the take’ The corruption trial of Philadelphia’s […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, May 15, 2017 file photo, people are treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, file)

    War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine. A spokesman for the World Health Organization said Wednesday […]
  • FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. San Francisco has approved a bill that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the ban on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Supervisors say that nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction. Other cities have passed laws reducing access to […]