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NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted. The...


Business

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

Trump Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP...


State

State plans new home for Utah artifacts stored in basement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s first state flag and an 1843 wedding dress from one of the first female state pioneers are among the more than $100 million in historical artifacts that are stored in the basement of Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande Depot. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the artifacts are...


State

Utah basketball players' house burglarized during home game

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah basketball players Jake Connor, Tyler Rawson and Beau Rydalch don’t smoke and Rydalch knew something was wrong when they returned to their house after a game and he saw cigarette butts on the floor and the back door open. The players say their Salt Lake City-...


Business

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

Ukraine Manafort

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees himself outperforming history

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week’s worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. His speech to the Conservative...


Government

Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

Trump and Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act. Trump spent the first days after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida fixated on the grieving and anguished students and parents. While at his Florida estate for the long weekend after the...


Business

The Latest: Delta, United pull back from NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on backlash against the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly...


State

GOP tax law leads to a tax hike, more revenue in some states

Tax Overhaul States

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise. For some state governments, the prospect of getting more revenue without actively...


Business

Poland chases economic miracle with vision of `champions'

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Seeking a drastic change in Poland’s growth model, its new prime minister wants to reshape the European Union’s biggest eastern economy in the mold of South Korea or Japan, where governments and “national champions” drive expansion and rely less on foreign investment. “I’d...


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