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    Construction and auto sales boost taxable retail sales

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Steady growth in construction and auto sales helped boost taxable retail sales in Washington state by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017 over the same period last year. The Washington state Department of Revenue said Monday that retail sales reached $34.1 billion in the first quarter. Retail trade sales, […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. And now Trump is coming back to Arizona at another crucial moment in his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) National News

    Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

    PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. Trump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to fine Mexico $100,000 for each immigrant entering […]
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    Police hunt suspected TV thief in ‘I’m Broke Baby’ T-shirt

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase “I’m Broke Baby” on it. The Lee’s Summit Police Department says on its Facebook page Monday that “yes, we realize his shirt is ironic!” A photo […]
  • National News

    Utah’s Deer Valley sold in ski industry consolidation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deer Valley Resort in Utah is being purchased by a new company that now has 13 ski areas from Quebec to Colorado, marking the latest deal in an industry that is becoming more consolidated. The resort announced Monday in a news release that it is being sold to an ownership […]
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    Google to serve next version of Android as ‘Oreo”

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An upcoming update to Google’s Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google’s tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat. Google anointed the software Monday after spending the past few months referring to it as “Android O.” Oreo boasts several […]
  • National News

    McConnell: ‘Zero chance’ Congress won’t increase debt limit

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debt by voting to not increase the borrowing limit. McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. McConnell did not […]
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    Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The lawsuit was brought by a California woman, Eva Echeverria, who alleged […]
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    3 Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado

    CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip. The guards are part of a group from Afghanistan being trained at the International Correctional Management Training Center in Canon City, which is run by the Colorado […]
  • National News

    Florida prisons no longer under lockdown

    TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 148 prison facilities have returned to normal operations after a statewide partial lockdown and cancellation of visitation. The Florida Department of Corrections announced Monday the restrictions at all of the state’s institutions have been lifted. Last week the FDC announced the lockdown and that visitation was cancelled at all institutions […]
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    2 stabbing victims rescued on boat off Florida coast

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two men who reportedly were stabbed on board their fishing vessel off Florida’s Gulf coast. In a news release, Coast Guard officials said they were notified Sunday night that two crew members of the commercial vessel Bill B were stabbed by a third member of […]