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  • What’s that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases that come from states where they don’t have any shops, offices or warehouses. Before that, retailers didn’t […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that get ahead of reality. He is declaring that North Korea has already begun ridding itself fully of nuclear weapons following an agreement with Kim in Singapore earlier this month, even though his Defense Department says […]
  • APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That’s significantly earlier than a timetable the track laid out […]
  • Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

    TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana. Beset by poverty […]
  • Federal study: Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought safe

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe, according to a federal study that had been previously blocked from publication. The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released the study on PFAS […]
  • The Latest: Lawmakers seek probe of Interior boss’ land deal

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Democrats calling for an investigation into the interior secretary’s involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company. (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Democratic lawmakers are calling for an investigation into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a land deal with the chairman […]
  • Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

    DETROIT (AP) — Because these days you can’t have too many SUVs, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer. Only this time it’s not a thirsty and boxy truck like its predecessor, one of the original SUVs that was sold from the 1982 through 2005 model years. SUVs based on car underpinnings, sometimes called […]
  • Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

    DETROIT (AP) — Because you can’t have too many SUVs these days, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer. Only this time it’s not a thirsty and boxy truck like its predecessor, one of the original SUVs that was sold from the 1982 through 2005 model years. SUVs based on car underpinnings, sometimes called […]
  • Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss’ land deal

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency. A foundation created by Zinke and run by his wife, Lola, has been dealing with a company co-owned by […]
  • Virginia congressman delinquent on $11K in property taxes

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Records show that a Virginia congressman was delinquent in paying nearly $12,000 in property taxes, interests and penalty charges. Citing city tax and property records, The Virginian-Pilot reports U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor is late on the payments for multiple properties. Records show the Virginia Beach Republican apparently ignored accumulating tax […]
  • Trump’s government overhaul plan at a glance

    President Donald Trump’s administration is rolling out a plan to reorganize the federal government. Much of the overhaul will need approval from Congress. Here’s a look at some of the potential changes: — EDUCATION-LABOR MERGER: The plan calls for the merger of the Education Department and Labor Department into a single Cabinet agency, which would […]
  • Dallas businessman dubbed ‘Frack Master’ charged with fraud

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas oil and gas businessman who dubbed himself the “Frack Master” has been charged with money laundering and fraud after regulators accused him and others of defrauding investors of about $80 million. Christopher Faulkner, who made appearances on cable TV to discuss oil and gas topics, was arrested Monday at Los […]
  • Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

    A national medical group Thursday abruptly canceled its plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The episode highlights an ongoing conflict between federal and state laws on marijuana. The American Academy of Pain Medicine scrubbed its plans for a one-hour online course next month after a […]
  • Hotel deal uniting Trump’s company and Kushner Cos. is over

    NEW YORK (AP) — A collaboration between the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner’s family firm on a pair of hotels in New Jersey is over. The president’s company is no longer managing a Kushner-owned hotel in Livingston and talks to strike a similar deal for a hotel in Long Branch have ended, a person familiar […]
  • Government’s key witness testifies at Buffalo Billion trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s prized cooperator at a corruption trial that grew from an ambitious New York state redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion began his testimony Thursday, describing how a developer and a key player in the project forged a solid relationship after bonding while talking about cars. Kevin Schuler told […]