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Charities fundraising for other nonprofits on GivingTuesday

Nov. 30, 2021 13:09 PM EST

GivingTuesday, the annual fundraising blitz on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, turns 10 this year. What began as a social-media hashtag to counter aggressive consumer advertising campaigns with appeals for charitable giving has now grown into a juggernaut. Charities raised an estimated $2.47...

Rural communities push back against solar projects in Nevada

Nov. 30, 2021 12:59 PM EST

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a desert town west of Las Vegas are protesting plans for a massive solar panel installation they say could harm the community and surrounding environment. Citizens Against Nye Co Solar Farms Project held a protest on Saturday against...

Live updates: Portugal tightens travel rules due to virus

Nov. 30, 2021 11:52 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal — All air passengers coming to Portugal must board their planes with a negative coronavirus test if they want to enter the country beginning on Wednesday, when Portugal enacts its second state of emergency this year as it tries to stop a surge in new infections, authorities...

German prosecutors probe alleged tax evasion by tax advisers

Nov. 30, 2021 11:22 AM EST

German investigators searched offices of accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and the homes of current and former employees Tuesday in a probe of alleged tax evasion by tax advisers. The searches took place at offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Duesseldorf, Hannover and...

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Nov. 30, 2021 10:50 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between...

Ohio court to hear NASCAR challenge of tax on broadcasts

Nov. 30, 2021 10:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a case involving the state's attempt to tax NASCAR for broadcasting its races in Ohio. At issue before the court is whether the state tax commissioner properly subjected those broadcasts to...

Mercedes, Stellantis to work with US firm on new batteries

Nov. 30, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Automakers Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis announced agreements with U.S. company Factorial Energy on Tuesday to help develop solid-state battery technology that they hope could make electric cars more attractive to a mass market. Mercedes-Benz, part of...

German police smash cocaine ring accused of smuggling tons

Nov. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said 14 suspects were arrested Tuesday in an investigation of a gang accused of bringing nearly five metric tons (5.5 U.S. tons) of cocaine from South America to Germany. The investigation was triggered by the seizure in a shipping...

Founder's daughter named chair of fashion giant Inditex

Nov. 30, 2021 06:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The daughter of the founder of Spanish clothing company Inditex, which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti and other fashion chains, has been named as the company's next chairperson. woman, the company said Tuesday. Inditex’s board of directors named Marta Ortega...

EasyJet: Omicron variant already affecting flight bookings

Nov. 30, 2021 05:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British airline easyJet said Tuesday that it is already seeing some impact on demand from the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in the days since it was first identified. The airline, which also revealed another full-year loss in excess of 1 billion...