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DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that...

Time’s Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of...

Texas AG taps investigator tied to donor’s defense attorney

DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the...

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s...

Appeals court: Trump must turn over taxes to prosecutor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s accountant must turn over his tax records to a New York state prosecutor, an appeals court ruled...

Appeals court upholds ban on holding migrant kids in hotels

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court refused Sunday to allow the Trump administration to resume detaining immigrant children in hotel rooms before expelling them...

Prominent NY attorney, niece, killed in small plane crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal injury attorney Steve Barnes, whose law firm Cellino & Barnes was known on two coasts for its catchy TV...

US housing roars back despite recession, high unemployment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. housing market has staged a furious comeback this summer, even as the economy struggles to regain its footing...

Trump business deductions: sketchy, normal or in-between?

NEW YORK (AP) — The massive losses Donald Trump has claimed on his tax returns were reportedly due at least in part to the...

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin...

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting the hot U.S. housing market will continue to churn...

Appeals court hears fight over Trump tax returns — again

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court tested the waters on a potential compromise, but didn't immediately rule Friday after arguments in President...

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in...

Trump lawyers: DA’s fight for tax returns built on innuendo

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor engaged in a long-running battle to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns is resorting to “speculation and...

‘Rock star’ appeals judge Allison Rushing in high court mix

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Called both a legal “rock star” by Republican senators and an “ideological extremist” by critics, Allison Jones Rushing had already...

White House lawyer Kate Todd in running for high court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump didn't have to look very far for one of the contenders on his short list to replace the...

US homes sales rise 2.4% in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of existing homes rose 2.4% in August to its highest level since 2006 as the housing market recovers...

Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism

The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts...

Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

SEATTLE (AP) — William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at...

Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby’s appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review...

Thai court allows Thai Airways to file for reorganization

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court on Monday gave the go-ahead to financially ailing Thai Airways International to submit a business reorganization plan...

Correction: Marijuana Killings-California story

AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) — In a story September 8, 2020, about a fatal shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation, The Associated Press erroneously...

Ex-Baltimore mayoral aide gets prison in book sales scam

A former aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books to nonprofits was sentenced Friday to more than two...

Ex-Driscoll’s exec sentenced for stealing from berry giant

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former executive for one of the world's largest berry suppliers was sentenced to federal prison Thursday and ordered...

George R.R. Martin can’t build castle library in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin won't be able to build a seven-sided, castle-style library at his compound...

Boy’s shooting raises questions about police crisis training

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way...

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) — An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the...

Thanks, but no: Small businesses shun payroll tax deferral

NEW YORK (AP) — As employees of small businesses get their first September paychecks, they’re probably receiving their usual amount — company owners are...

Judge orders US to stop detaining migrant children in hotels

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to stop detaining immigrant children in hotels before expelling them from the...

California realtor faces 42 counts of child sexual assault

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) —...

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Mnuchin says Trump still wants virus deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressed...

Turkish lawyer dies on hunger strike demanding fair trial

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) —...

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in July

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)...

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rise 3.5% in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)...

Hunger, squalor mar South Sudan post-war unification efforts

BOR, South Sudan (AP)...

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

SEATTLE — The Seattle...

Interest in homeschooling has ‘exploded’ amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) —...

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kelyn...

Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Tennessee state senator charged with stealing federal funds

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —...

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)...

Judge: Purdue Pharma must halt some political contributions

A federal bankruptcy judge...

Space Camp in danger of closing permanently due to pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —...

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rose 3.7% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan...

White House, GOP agree on virus testing in new aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate...

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan...

US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans...

Trump, Congress square off over virus aid as crisis worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Esper order aims to expand diversity, skirts major decisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense...

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma...

COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lauded...

Cyprus: US military training won’t harm Russia, China ties

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) —...

Five takeaways from Facebook’s civil rights audit

A two-year audit of...

Review finds many who work during rehab aren’t being paid

Across the country, drug...

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty...

High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

The Supreme Court elated...

Survey: Companies added 2.4 million jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

US pending home sales see record-breaking rebound in May

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)...

Wall Street-owned loans tricky for hoteliers in virus era

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

Wirecard goes bust as scandal puts focus on German oversight

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Wirecard scandal puts spotlight on German company regulation

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

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