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Appeals court: NYC can ban ads in Uber and Lyft cars

Jul. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City can be banned from displaying advertisements in their vehicles, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban does not violate the First Amendment as it reversed a February 2018 lower-court...

Lebanon lawmaker in violent standoff with ex-son-in-law

Jul. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A leaked police report says a Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah group and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm a police station following a family dispute involving a high-speed car chase. Nawaf Musawi's daughter and her ex-husband were inside the police station Sunday south of Beirut,...

Islamic extremist attack on Somali hotel leaves 26 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist ....

California air boss: open to compromise in mileage standoff

Jul. 9, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California's air pollution control boss says she's open to compromise with the Trump administration over its efforts to relax mileage standards, as the bitter standoff threatens to unleash years of court fights and confusion in the U.S. auto industry. Five months after President Donald...

Business Highlights

Jul. 9, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

___ S&P 500 snaps 2-day losing streak; mixed finish for stocks Wall Street capped a day of listless trading Tuesday with modest gains, narrowly avoiding a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 index. A last-minute burst of buying nudged the benchmark index into positive territory after spending most of...

Trump promotes environmental record despite rollbacks

Jul. 8, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared himself a champion of the environment Monday, working to boost his standing on climate change and pollution issues in advance of the 2020 election despite having launched some of the most sweeping rollbacks in air, water and other protections in decades....

Trump raises eyebrows in promoting his environment record

Jul. 8, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promoting what he is calling his administration's "environmental leadership" despite its sweeping rollbacks of landmark environmental and public health protections. Critics are calling it a credulity-straining gesture aimed at winning over voters worried about...

Truckers, loggers circle Oregon Capitol amid climate fight

Jun. 27, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A parade of trucks and tractors circled the Oregon Capitol on Thursday in support of Republican lawmakers who have walked out to block emissions-lowering climate legislation in a political crisis that stretched into an eighth day. All 11 Republican senators were once again missing from...

Wisconsin passes budget after Tesla proviso woos key senator

Jun. 26, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans passed a state budget Wednesday after winning a key legislator's support with a provision to allow Tesla to open dealerships in the state — a goal long pursued by the lawmaker, who sells rebuilt Tesla vehicles and parts. Sen. Chris Kapenga, a self-described...

California, Canada sidestep Trump, ink deal on emissions

Jun. 26, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — California picked up an important partner its long-running dispute with the Trump administration over vehicle emissions and fuel economy by announcing a deal with Canada to work on pollution reductions. The agreement comes as the state is in a standoff with its own federal government on the...