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Greeks see little cause for joy as 8-year bailout era ends

Aug. 20, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — There'll be no dancing in the moonlit streets of Athens. For all the official pronouncements that Greece's eight-year crisis will be over as its third and last bailout program ends Monday, few Greeks see cause for celebration. Undeniably, the economy is once again growing modestly,...

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage

Aug. 20, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans have infuriated liberal activists by slashing income-tax rates, defending illegally gerrymandered districts and passing a now-partially repealed "bathroom bill" aimed at transgender people. But GOP legislators surprised critics by acting more like lawmakers...

AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

Aug. 16, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he's elected to office. Rauner, who is seeking a second term this fall, has spent years battling Democrats over how to handle the state's troubled...

The Latest: Trump mocks Cuomo's 'never that great' comment

Aug. 15, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Cuomo's America 'was never that great' comment (all times local): Republican President Donald Trump is mocking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's remarks that America "was never that great." In a tweet Wednesday night, Trump repeats Cuomo's "it was never that great" comment made...

Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target

Aug. 15, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is off to a sluggish start. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48 million between April and June, state officials announced Wednesday. That's a jump from the prior three months but well below the windfall...

Tighter regulations could take bite out of Airbnb profits

Aug. 15, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities. At a Manhattan news conference,...

GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

Aug. 15, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump...

Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

Aug. 15, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want. Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration, his push for voting laws such as photo ID and proof of...

Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Aug. 15, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Scott Walker. Evers, a cancer survivor who refers to himself...

The 411 on 529s

Aug. 15, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

It's back-to-school time and let's face it — education can be expensive. The College Board reports that the average cost of in-state tuition, fees, room and board at a public four-year college in the U.S. was $20,770 last year. And that's just a starting point — out-of-state tuition, private...