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Nebraska governor seeks shift to sales taxes to ease high property taxes. Not everyone is on board

Jul. 18, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has announced a broad tax plan for an upcoming special legislative session that would cut property taxes on average in half — including for his own home and family farm in eastern Nebraska valued at more than $6 million. Pillen...

Albert the alligator's owner sues New York state agency in effort to be reunited with seized pet

Jul. 16, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man whose 750-pound alligator was seized is suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in an effort to get him back, saying the agency was wrong not to renew a license for the pet he looked after for more than 30 years. ...

Mexico's costly Maya Train draws few passengers in its first six months of partial operation

Jul. 15, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The pet rail project of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador could wind up costing as much as $30 billion, is only half finished as he heads into the final 2 1/2 months of his term, and has wreaked major damage on the environment. But the most damning...

Today in History: July 10, the Battle of Britain begins in World War II

Jul. 10, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2024. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the German Luftwaffe launched attacks on...

Shane van Gisbergen is back in Chicago after his career-altering NASCAR Cup Series win a year ago

Jul. 05, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane van Gisbergen prefers the countryside to a big city, so Chicago isn't exactly his type of place. Except for the Windy City streets. He likes those a lot. Van Gisbergen is back in Chicago this weekend, the scene of his career-altering victory just...

'We have to be wacky.' With suggestive poses and pets, election campaigning tests Tokyo's patience

Jul. 05, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo elects a new governor this weekend, but residents say personal publicity stunts have overtaken serious campaigning to a degree never seen before, with nearly nude women in suggestive poses, pets, an AI character and a man practicing his golf swing. It's...

Blazing hot surfaces are a danger for catastrophic burn injuries in the urban desert Southwest

Jul. 03, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Falk lost his right leg, had extensive skin grafting on the left one and is still recovering a year after collapsing on the searing asphalt outside a Phoenix convenience store where he stopped for a cold soda during a heat wave. Now using a wheelchair, the...

Roaring Kitty reveals stake in Chewy big enough to make him 3rd largest investor in the pet retailer

Jul. 01, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Chewy fell Monday in volatile trading after a regulatory filing revealed that Roaring Kitty, an investor at the center of the meme stock craze, has taken a 6.6% stake in the online pet retailer. Roaring Kitty, whose legal name is Keith Gill, bought more...

Getting rid of poison ivy is a serious matter. What you should and shouldn't do

Jul. 01, 2024 07:36 AM EDT

For all the time I spend digging, planting, pulling and weeding, one would think I’d have some poison ivy horror stories to tell, but I do not. I can’t say for sure whether I’m immune to the rash that tortures so many of my fellow gardeners or if I’ve just been lucky, but one thing is for...

How to navigate the end of your pet's life

Jun. 17, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Lisa Walling’s first house call of the day was with a particularly fluffy hospice patient — a 13-year-old Newfoundland named Rugby. Rugby happily licked a plate of peanut butter as Walling inserted needles along her back; acupuncture and a ketamine injection...