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Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

Sep. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The former administrator for Iowa's third-largest city is suing the area's biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed advocates for press freedom. Former Davenport city administrator Craig Malin's lawsuit against the...

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the last eight years of...

Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

Sep. 13, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual retreat...

Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Sep. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the former prisoners still will have to wait at least six years to collect the full amount they're owed. The...

New York City sues T-Mobile for tricking customers

Sep. 5, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is suing T-Mobile for what it calls "abusive sales tactics" at Metro by T-Mobile stores, the wireless carrier's prepaid phone brand. The city's lawsuit says dozens of stores sold used phones to customers as new, charged fake taxes and unexpected fees and offered financing for...

Chicago's mayor faces sobering reality _ huge budget deficit

Aug. 29, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who swept into office five months ago on a promise of wholesale reform, presented a sobering reality Thursday — the city faces a massive budget shortfall and major tax increases may be necessary. Lightfoot said the nation's third largest city will have an...

School board wants Kentucky Noah's Ark to pay higher taxes

Aug. 27, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian theme park with a 500-foot-long (152-meter-long) Noah's Ark is not paying enough in property taxes, according to a Kentucky county school board. Grant County's school board filed a lawsuit against the Ark Encounter after losing an administrative appeal. The school board...

Group to help Chicago clear pot arrests during legalization

Aug. 27, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that includes Chicago clear tens of thousands of convictions for marijuana possession as Illinois gets set to allow the recreational sale of the drug. Code for America will provide...

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness. The proposal outlined on Friday is...

Kentucky county makes $400K deal with former Justice company

Aug. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county has worked out a deal to settle delinquent property taxes owed by a company once controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Floyd County is to receive $400,000 under the deal. County Attorney Keith Bartley said county...