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  • FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal agents are searching former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s home in southwest Ohio and a nearby storage unit. An FBI spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the agency was “conducting law enforcement activities” in the area. Rosenberger resigned from the House last month after saying he was aware the FBI was […]
  • Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist’s lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing. Gavin Cox and his wife are suing Copperfield, the MGM Grand hotel and several business entities for negligence […]
  • Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators have released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory counseling, mediation and the 30-day “cooling off” period victims are currently required to wait before filing a complaint or requesting a hearing. It also requires members of Congress to […]
  • Mike Pence’s wife: Pences praying for ex-Indiana first lady

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s wife says she and her husband are praying for former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh, who is battling brain cancer. Karen Pence tweeted Wednesday morning that she and Indiana’s former governor “send our love and prayers to Susan, Evan and the boys.” Susan Bayh is the wife of […]
  • Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson to perform at CMT Awards

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan will be performing live at the CMT Awards show next month. The performers were announced Wednesday for the June 6 awards show held in Nashville, Tennessee, and airing on CMT. Clarkson is making her CMT Awards show debut […]
  • Lingering limbo: Businesses uncertain about tax law impact

    NEW YORK (AP) — Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don’t know whether they’ll be winners or losers. Mike Kaeding would like to know how his real estate development and management company will be affected by two big changes — the deductibility of business meals, and a […]
  • Stocks slip after weak economic data from Europe

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday morning after a weak finish the day before, and energy and industrial companies are taking some of the worst losses. Investors are concerned about the European economy after a measure of business activity fell to an 18-month low in May. Target is sliding after big investments […]
  • Missouri lieutenant governor ‘ready’ if needed

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he will be ready to step up if Gov. Eric Greitens is removed from office because of misconduct allegations. Parson says he has not talked to Greitens “for a while.” The Republican lieutenant governor has not publicly criticized Greitens, who has been accused of […]
  • Pence speaks at Coast Guard Academy graduation

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s graduation ceremony. Pence will deliver the keynote address at the Wednesday ceremony at the campus in New London, Connecticut. President Donald Trump was the speaker at last year’s ceremony. The president and vice […]
  • US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April as buying plunged in the West. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000. So far this year, new-home sales are 8.4 percent higher than in 2017. A solid job market […]