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    Proposed state initiative aims to ban soda taxes

    A group backed by the soda industry is seeking to bar cities and counties in Washington state from imposing their own taxes on sodas or other sweetened beverages.
  • Teen who pleaded guilty in dad’s fatal shooting sentenced

    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her father has been sentenced to juvenile prison until she’s 21. The 15-year-old was sentenced on Monday in Butler County Juvenile Court. She pleaded guilty last month to a murder charge. She originally was charged with aggravated murder. Authorities say the teen […]
  • McDonald’s reaches settlement in ‘joint-employer’ lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in 2016 by the National Labor Relations Board, contended that McDonald’s […]
  • Police assemble patchwork of clues in hunt for Austin bomber

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. The Austin police chief’s direct appeal, complete with promises to listen to the bomber and try to understand the reasons, reflects the stubborn […]
  • Trump Org. partner in India accused of bilking investors

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organization on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out of nearly $150 million, according to complaints filed with Indian authorities. Ramesh Sanka, the former CEO of the real estate firm IREO, […]
  • Defense: Suspect in New Orleans officer’s death mentally ill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jurors heard opening statements Monday in the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of a New Orleans police officer. Boys has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. New Orleans news outlets report that […]
  • Washington governor signs package of voter access bills

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a package of bills aimed at increasing voter access in Washington state, including a measure to pre-register 16 and 17 year olds and another that allows in-person voter registration to occur the same day of an election. Under one of the measures signed Monday, starting on […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled. A Trump-affiliated group, Cambridge Analytica, reportedly tapped similar […]
  • NTSB urges ban on copter flights with unsafe harness systems

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s deadly helicopter crash has prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to call on federal regulators to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release. The NTSB’s recommendation on Monday comes after last week’s helicopter crash in the East River. Five passengers […]
  • Short-term rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday’s auction to their highest levels since August 2008. The Treasury Department auctioned $51 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 1.780 percent, up from 1.670 percent last week. Another $45 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of […]