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Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to...

The Latest: Governor calls contempt ruling unjustified

Jun. 22, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a contempt of court ruling against the Arizona prisons chief for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve...

Council of Europe experts: Hungary must repeal anti-NGO law

Jun. 22, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A group of experts advising the Council of Europe called on Hungary on Friday to repeal its so-called "Stop Soros" law, which threatens to incarcerate people helping refugees. The Venice Commission's opinion of the law adopted Wednesday said certain provisions "disproportionally"...

Panel: Teamsters at Disney World violated labor law

Jun. 22, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge's earlier decision. The...

Suit: Offshore drilling done in absence of required report

Jun. 21, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three conservation groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that federal wildlife agencies have failed for years to complete required consultations and reporting on the effects that oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could have on endangered species. The suit comes more than a decade...

Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shock

Jun. 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that all of the 35 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to survive an economic shock and keep on lending. Banks' hypothetical losses from credit cards increased in the latest "stress tests," however. The first round of the central bank's annual stress tests,...

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Jun. 21, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases...

Latest: Trump calls sales tax ruling 'victory for fairness'

Jun. 21, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is commenting on a Supreme Court decision that may result in shoppers getting charged sales tax on more online purchases. The high court...

Thwarted before, North Carolina GOP wants photo ID mandate

Jun. 21, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification — a proposal previously thwarted this decade by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory. Legislation to...

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result

Jun. 21, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a disputed law ordering a hand recount of the ballots from last month's national elections after widespread allegations of fraud embarrassed political leaders and marred the initial result. What was supposed to mark the start of a new era for Iraq has...