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  • Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s paid family leave is doubling from six to 12 weeks and increasing the amount people will bring home under a new law Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday. Murphy signed the bill at a library in Piscataway alongside legislative sponsors and advocates just a few weeks after the Democrat-led […]
  • High court denies Maryland appeal of drug price-gouging law

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a Maryland appeal to uphold the state’s law against pharmaceutical price gouging. The high court on Tuesday denied Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s appeal without comment, letting a lower court ruling against the law stand. The law approved in 2017 enabled the state’s attorney general […]
  • Store employee no longer has job after ‘MAGA’ hat dispute

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An employee of a clothing and shoe store in a suburban Kansas City shopping mall no longer has a job after a confrontation with a teen wearing a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. A video that shows part of Saturday’s encounter at a Vans Off the Wall store in […]
  • Beijing’s Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing’s Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the general public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China’s Lantern Festival. As night fell, visitors were welcomed by a light show at the Meridian Gate exhibition hall. A dazzling array of lights also lit up the Supreme Harmony Hall. […]
  • A new collection of essays by Janet Malcolm

    “Nobody’s Looking at You: Essays” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Janet Malcolm It would be frightening to be interviewed by Janet Malcolm. But the same qualities that make her such a fearsome interlocutor also lend her essays an uncommon clarity. Consider her profile of fashion designer Eileen Fisher, who makes simple, tasteful clothes for “women […]
  • Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the longtime Donald Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone must show […]
  • Millennial Money: Make your funds move at the speed of life

    Change is constant — especially when you’re young. Chances are you’ll cycle through a few moves, job changes and romantic relationships as you establish your life as a young adult. Each development in these three big areas of your life brings financial challenges, too. You might need a new wardrobe for the dream job you […]
  • Style, selfies and hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in quotes

    PARIS (AP) — Couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday, was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of his memorable quotes: ON STYLE: “If you come and ask me, ‘I want to be chic,’ There is little hope to become chic. […]
  • High court to consider case about reach of clean water law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a case about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections, as the Trump administration spars with conservation groups on the same crucial environmental question. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water Act. The act requires polluters to get a permit […]
  • Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn’t fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man’s appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as well as […]