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  • Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ that family’s profiting from presidency

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father’s presidency is “nonsense” as he kicked off a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family’s name. The eldest son of President Donald Trump arrived in India on Tuesday to meet […]
  • Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going […]
  • Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.2 percent to 21,970.81 and […]
  • US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s surprise indictment last […]
  • Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he peddled into the tunnel, which […]
  • Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday. The investigation, which was conducted by outside lawyers at the Senate’s request, found Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza “more likely than not” engaged in […]
  • California law that blocked posting actors’ ages struck down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the law passed in 2016 violated the First Amendment rights […]
  • The Latest: Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An investigation has determined a California senator likely engaged in six instances of flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with female staff members and lobbyists in the past decade. Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza could face censure, suspension, […]
  • Centene-bought pharmacy won’t give Missouri execution drugs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri health care company says a pharmacy it recently bought will not provide execution drugs to the state. Centene Corp. on Tuesday said Foundation Care has not and will not provide any drugs for executions. Centene bought the suburban St. Louis compounding pharmacy in October 2017. Buzzfeed News has reported […]
  • Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. President Donald Trump’s softening opposition to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be up for discussion when he meets Turnbull at the White House on Friday. The […]
  • Nancy Pelosi warns of tax cut effects during Phoenix visit

    PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in Phoenix Tuesday that the Republican tax cuts will have dire effects on the middle class in Arizona and across the nation. The Democratic leader told about 100 people at a town hall-style event that Republican leaders intend to cut social security, Medicaid and […]
  • Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin’ Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air. Rival Hasbro, whose water-squirting game Toilet Trouble was a hit last […]
  • Colorado’s top oil, gas regulator becoming energy consultant

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company, the state announced Tuesday. Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job. Lepore will become legal counsel and strategic adviser for […]
  • MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week’s shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups for their exhibition openers. Players, managers, coaches […]
  • With new elections near, US strains to curb Russia meddling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s surprise indictment last […]