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4 blue states sue Washington over GOP tax overhaul

Jul. 17, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland are suing the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. The tax law passed by Congressional Republicans and signed into law last year by Republican President...

Syracuse women's basketball coach gets contract extension

Jul. 17, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse women's basketball coach Quentin Hillsman has agreed to a contract extension through 2024. The school on Tuesday did not disclose financial terms. Hillsman has a 263-136 record in 12 years. He has led the Orange to the NCAA Tournament seven times, including a run to the...

Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest

Jul. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressive Democrats hoping to win Democratic primaries in Kansas and Michigan. On Friday, she will travel to Wichita, Kansas to join Sen....

Today in History

Jul. 17, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2018. There are 167 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 17, 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in...

The Latest: Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals Park

Jul. 16, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 10:28 p.m. Bryce Harper has won the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark, providing another memory to Nationals fans in what could be his final season in Washington. Harper gave an uppercut fist pump after matching Kyle Schwarber's 18...

Harper's future is shadow hanging over DC's All-Star moment

Jul. 16, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Bryce Harper gets to the plate at the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer could already be done. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the National League lineup since the No. 9 spot in 2013. Scherzer getting the start against Boston's Chris...

Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

Jul. 16, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty current and former residents of one of the largest buildings owned by the Kushner Cos. allege in a $10 million lawsuit that the firm used relentless, noisy construction that exposed them to cancer-causing dust as part of a campaign to get rent-stabilized tenants out and high-priced...

John A. Stormer, popular right-wing author, dies at 90

Jul. 16, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90. Stormer died on July 10 after an unspecified...

Judge postpones 'El Chapo' trial for 2 months to November

Jul. 16, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday postponed the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman until November. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn said jury selection would begin Nov. 5. The judge delayed the trial for two months after defense lawyers said late production...

Officer in Eric Garner death to face disciplinary proceeding

Jul. 16, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department announced on Monday that it will allow disciplinary proceedings to go forward against a patrolman accused in the notorious chokehold death of an unarmed black man, saying it's run out of patience with federal authorities' indecision about whether to bring a...