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Taxpayer service offices reopen before filing deadline

Jul. 10, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's tax department offices have reopened ahead of the state's income tax filing and payment deadline, officials said Thursday. The agency said its taxpayer service centers are accepting appointment-only visits at offices in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Charleston, Beckley,...

In this undated photo, courtesy of the family of Yurancy Castillo, shows her in Lima, Peru. Castillo did not want to leave her family, but as inflation in Venezuela soared, rendering her salary as a social worker nearly worthless, the young woman decided her future rested far away, in Peru. In May, she came down with a fever and a week later went to the hospital, where after three weeks in an intensive care unit deep in southern Peru, she died at age 30. (Family of Yurancy Castillo via AP)

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru

Jul. 10, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family. But as inflation in Venezuela soared, rendering her salary as a social worker nearly worthless, the young woman known for her beaming smile and wild amber-colored curls decided her future rested far away, in Peru. One of her three...

Pennsylvania to extend eviction moratorium to Aug. 31

Jul. 9, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended a statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until Aug. 31, saying renters need more breathing room in the midst of the pandemic. The Wolf administration has been facing growing calls to extend the four-month-old moratorium — which had been set to lapse Friday...

Nurse draws 18-month sentence in health scheme

Jul. 9, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities in Mississippi say a nurse has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme. A U.S. Justice Department news release says Fallon Page, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Hattiesburg. Prosecutors said Page was part of a...

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No peeking, voters: Court keeps Trump taxes private for now

Jul. 9, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting President Donald Trump’s complaints that he's being harassed, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a New York prosecutor’s demands for the billionaire president’s tax records. But in good political news for Trump, his taxes and other financial...

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AP EXPLAINS: Public won't see Trump's tax documents for now

Jul. 9, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in two cases involving access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. The cases were the last to be released of the high court’s term, which dragged into July because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a look at the decisions in the...

A sold sign hangs in front of a house in Brighton, New York, on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell the first week of July with the benchmark 30-year home loan hitting its lowest level ever. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Record low US mortgage rates for the third consecutive week

Jul. 9, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rates on 30-year mortgages have fallen to record lows for the third consecutive week as inflation remains muted in a weakened economy, even in the face of persistent demand from homebuyers Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the key 30-year fixed-rate...

Supreme Court rules Manhattan district attorney can obtain Trump tax returns

Jul. 9, 2020 10:13 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rules Manhattan district attorney can obtain Trump tax returns.

Whitmer vetoes bills to further delay taxes during pandemic

Jul. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday vetoed bills that would have further delayed tax payments amid the coronavirus pandemic, citing harm to local budgets across Michigan and saying one measure related to property taxes was “blatantly" unconstitutional. The legislation had won...

Emiratis wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic work on the floor of the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Dubai reopened its Dubai Financial Market stock exchange Tuesday after closing its floor due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Business Fallout story

Jul. 8, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

In a story July 7, 2020, about business-related fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press erroneously reported Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is working on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The drug, REGN-COV2, is a double antibody combination being studied for potential treatment and prevention of the...