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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...

Texas oil company facing Idaho lawsuit files for bankruptcy

Sep. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Texas company that made Idaho a natural gas and oil-producing state but is facing a federal lawsuit from disgruntled royalty recipients as well as an investigation by Idaho authorities has filed for bankruptcy protection. Alta Mesa Resources and associated companies filed for Chapter...

Paradise Valley man gets 21 months in prison for tax evasion

Sep. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Paradise Valley man has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in a tax evasion case. Prosecutors say 47-year-old John Chandler Propstra also was ordered to pay more than $700,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Propstra had previously pleaded guilty to tax evasion....

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...

Charges accuse Utah man of using deceased person's name

Sep. 14, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Charges filed against a Salt Lake City-area man accuse him of using a dead person's name in creating a payroll services business that allegedly filed false tax returns. The state Tax Commission said Saturday that 75-year-old Dan Roberts of Holladay faces 10 counts of filing false...

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...

Kentucky WWII soldier's remains identified in Germany

Sep. 10, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in Germany during World War II have been identified and will be returned home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Monday that Army Pfc. Jacob W. Givens was officially accounted for in June. Givens was a native of Mount...