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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...

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...

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...

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...

3 Minutes: Trump meeting with Dems goes bust in a flash

May. 22, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. President Donald Trump came and went in all of three minutes. Round 2 of the president's consultations with congressional Democrats on infrastructure went bust in a flash. Prospects for passing a large infrastructure...

Maine tax on Poland Spring rejected in committee

May. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has voted against a bill to tax water bottler Poland Spring. The Portland Press Herald reports the House and Senate will now consider the legislation. The Legislature's Taxation Committee voted Tuesday to reject a Democrat's bill that would have charged...

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

May. 22, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end. May resisted calls to rip up her tattered Brexit blueprint and...

Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session

May. 22, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Deals are starting to come together as Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders prepare for a special session to finish work on the state's next two-year budget. Walz's office said Wednesday the Democratic governor, GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Democratic House...

Senate committee advances Alabama equal pay legislation

May. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that seeks to end Alabama's status as one of two states without an equal pay for equal work law. The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday approved the bill by Rep. Adline Clarke of Mobile. The...