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  • Protesters inhale laughing gas outside UK Parliament

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Dozens of giggling demonstrators have inhaled laughing gas outside Britain's Parliament to protest government plans to ban it and other "legal highs." The Conservative government has announced a crackdown on psychoactive substances, drafting a bill to outlaw the sale for...

  • More legal moves ahead in New Jersey's settlement with Exxon

    Yesterday

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For a decade, New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp. were adversaries in a lawsuit the state filed seeking to make the oil giant pay for environmental damage it did at two sites where it operated refineries. But on Thursday, the state government and the company were working...

  • Luxury Home Auctions Glance

    Yesterday

    Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method. A few things to know about selling or buying a luxury home via auction: THE PROCESS: Setting up an auction for a luxury...

  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

    Yesterday

    EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize. The Webers tried the traditional list-and-wait method of selling the 35-acre Elk Ridge Ranch but...

  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A summer full of heavy rainfall is expected to lead to big corn and soybean crop losses for farmers in several Midwestern states. Illinois and Indiana both set new June rainfall records, and Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Kansas were also affected by downpours that began in...

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down sharply

    Yesterday

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.48, down 6 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were...

  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday. Last week...

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is...

  • A look at Hillary Clinton's 2007-2014 federal tax returns

    Yesterday

    Federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2014 for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, show a surge in earnings in recent years and provide new details on aspects of their business dealings. ___ THE TOP LINE The Clintons earned $139.1 million over the...

  • Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate. Within a three-hour period...

  • Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

    Yesterday

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday. Froman, reading from a statement on behalf of all of the...

  • Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139M between 2007-14

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign on Friday. The returns show that the...

  • News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well. Unlike campaigns, these outside groups aren't limited in how much money they can accept from individual donors....

  • Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a...

  • 1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical...

  • Farm owner thought vehicle was fine before hayride crash

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of a farm where a teenager was killed on a Halloween-themed hayride last fall said he never would have allowed a vehicle with mechanical problems to haul people on the attraction. Peter Bolduc, owner of Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, Maine, denied knowing...

  • Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Frustrated with years of legal wrangling, a Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to decide whether to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia, which lies rotting in a Virginia shipyard. The 104-foot Sequoia, built in 1925, is the longest-serving presidential yacht in...

  • Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state. The International Astronomical Union's general assembly starts Monday. It was planned years in advance but is...

  • A look at Hillary Clinton's 2007-2014 federal tax returns

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2014 for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, show a surge in earnings in recent years and provide new details on aspects of their business dealings. ___ THE TOP LINE The Clintons earned $139.1 million over the...

  • American Journalism Review to stop publishing after 38 years

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media. Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, which published the magazine, announced the closing...

  • Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday. The proposed construction of 132 giant wind turbines is meant to generate 396 megawatts of...

  • Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they're legitimate copies of the new program. The attachments...

  • Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee earned nearly $1 million in 2014 from speeches and nearly $3 million more from a publishing company that he runs. The Republican presidential contender and best-selling author filed paperwork with federal regulators on Friday that details his...

  • Pipeline companies won't move line from Arkansas watershed

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water. Earlier this month, Central Arkansas Water utility officials asked a federal judge...

  • Jason Industries reports 2Q loss

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Industries Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its second quarter. The Milwaukee-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 12 cents per share. The manufacturing company posted revenue of...



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