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  • Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

    BAGHDAD (AP) — When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval. When he saw that it had only suffered light damage from a mortar […]
  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant. The […]
  • Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens’ affair distracts from tax effort

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers say Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state, one of the key issues outlined by the governor and top GOP lawmakers for the 2018 session. Republicans still will try to send a […]
  • Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

    DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry? The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including small cars, […]
  • Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies. The small packets, made by DisposeRX, contain a powder that is poured […]
  • The Latest: Lawyer says decision to hold businessman ‘nasty’

    BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio businessman fighting possible deportation to Jordan (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A lawyer for an Ohio businessman who has been taken into federal custody ahead of a possible deportation to his native Jordan says the federal decision is “mean-spirited.” Attorney David Leopold represents Youngstown businessman […]
  • Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer. A legislative subcommittee supported the state Plant Board’s proposal to […]
  • Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday. A Navy spokesman, Capt. Greg Hicks, said the charges, which also include dereliction of duty and endangering a ship, will be presented to what the […]
  • Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

    DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry? The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including small cars, […]
  • US travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

    NEW YORK (AP) — Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over a long-term decline in international tourism to the U.S. and said they want to work with the Trump administration to reverse the trend. Organizers of the new Visit U.S. Coalition said the decline started in 2015 and repeatedly said they are not blaming […]