Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case
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Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration. The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks … Continue reading

Trump taking his tax overhaul pitch to Pennsylvania capital
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Trump taking his tax overhaul pitch to Pennsylvania capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is looking to promote his tax plan as a boon for truckers as his cross-country tour takes him to Pennsylvania for his latest stop. The White House expected that about 1,000 people, including many truckers, would attend Trump’s speech late Wednesday afternoon speech in Harrisburg against a backdrop of … Continue reading

Poachers target Africa’s lions, vultures with poison
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Poachers target Africa’s lions, vultures with poison

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide. Poisoning Africa’s wildlife is an old practice, but conservationists … Continue reading

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure
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Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care … Continue reading

House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims
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House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Monday that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will “have what they need.” The Wisconsin Republican’s statement came as authorities struggle to provide adequate relief to the more than 3 million U.S. citizens on the island territory, which is without power and … Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies
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AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut. Clinton’s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book’s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump tells GOP to start work on tax cuts
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The Latest: Trump tells GOP to start work on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times local): 9:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is urging Republicans in Congress to start work immediately on a tax overhaul. On Twitter Friday, Trump tweeted: “Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP.” He added: “Don’t wait until the end of September. … Continue reading

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Amazon launches African-American video-on-demand service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time. Brown Sugar offers films such as “Shaft,” ”Cotton Comes to Harlem,” ”In the Heat of the Night,” ”Cleopatra Jones,” ”Crash,” ”Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset … Continue reading

White House says black colleges summit is on despite reports
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White House says black colleges summit is on despite reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mid-September conference on historically black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed. Omarosa Manigault Newman, an assistant to President Donald Trump and communications director for the White House Office of Public Liaison, said the summit has been moved to the … Continue reading