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Officials spar over anti-violence sales tax audit

Sep. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The head of government for Kansas City's Jackson County has demanded that an accounting firm retract a report that alleges mismanagement of an anti-drug and violence sales tax. The Kansas City Star reports that County Executive Frank White alleges that it contains numerous errors,...

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

Sep. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a federal court Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns as part of a criminal investigation, opening another front in the president's efforts to keep his financial information private. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit...

Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...

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...

Jury pool for cop who killed black man asked about biases

Sep. 13, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor inside his own apartment worked Friday to get potential jurors to open up about biases and feelings they might have about police, in a case that has sparked...

Businesses strategize to get work done with fewer staffers

Sep. 11, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn't want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She has one...

Chinese-born Australian lawmaker under fire over past links

Sep. 11, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia's Parliament has come under attack over her links to a Chinese foreign influence network. Gladys Liu, who was born in Hong Kong in 1964, was elected to the conservative government in May elections to represent a Melbourne...

Small business hiring gains in August after 3 dismal months

Sep. 5, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses hired at a healthy pace in August after three dismal months, according to a report from payroll provider ADP. ADP said its customers with under 50 staffers created 66,000 jobs last month. That was after adding just 1,000 in July and cutting 11,000 in June and 34,000 in May....

APNewsBreak: Study finds huge wealth gap in European soccer

Sep. 4, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

A study commissioned by UEFA to aid in the debate over the future of the Champions League shows the financial and talent gap between the top five European leagues and the other 50 leagues on the continent is growing. The destabilizing effect of the power of the "Big Five" leagues — England, Spain, Germany,...

Big NJ water agency failed in scandal when Booker was mayor

Aug. 29, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies and others squandered millions of dollars in...