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NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

NY lawmakers vote to allow release of Trump's state tax returns to Democrats in Congress; bill on way to governor

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — NY lawmakers vote to allow release of Trump's state tax returns to Democrats in Congress; bill on way to governor.

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

House hearing grows heated over migrant children's deaths

May. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration's border policies for the deaths of migrant children, and the acting head of the Homeland Security Department lashed out at the "appalling accusation." The brouhaha came a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the...

Editorials from around Oregon

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Corvallis Gazette-Times, May 22, on letting voters decide on capital punishment: A bill before the state Legislature that would dramatically curtail the cases in which the death penalty could be applied passed the state Senate on Tuesday and now heads for the...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits

May. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies, but she did so only after gaining an assurance the state's participation in such actions would...

Republicans indicate no school funding deal yet

May. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders indicated Wednesday that they have not yet reached an agreement with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on K-12 school funding following a rare closed-door meeting. The roughly 30-minute meeting came a day before a key vote in the Legislature's budget-writing...

Ukraine's parliament snubs new president

May. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the newly-sworn president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian who won 73% of the presidential vote last month, dissolved...