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Utah joins nearly 2 dozen US states spending on 2020 Census

Sep. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two dozen states are spending millions of dollars to make sure people participate in the 2020 Census amid concerns that undercounting could mean losing critical federal funding or seats in Congress. Utah became the latest on Monday as its GOP-dominated Legislature voted to...

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Sep. 16, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the...

Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

Sep. 16, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don't know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security works, dramatically underestimate life expectancies or fail to plan for big expenses, such as long-term care or taxes. These aren't...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems' selective facts

Sep. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant , shattering all economic records for...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

Sep. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those...

Tennessee unveils voucher rules, prepping for 2020 rollout

Sep. 13, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top education officials say they are preparing to implement Tennessee's newly enacted voucher law a full year ahead of schedule while unveiling key requirements surrounding the program. Earlier this year, Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed off on legislation that diverts tax dollars to...

Walmart rolls out grocery delivery subscription

Sep. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. The service will charge an annual membership fee of $98 for subscribers to access unlimited same-day delivery, which will be offered in 1,400...

Federal officials: Landlord will pay family denied rental

Sep. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says a Nampa homeowner has agreed to pay $15,000 to a family of nine to resolve allegations that the homeowner violated the Fair Housing Act. HUD officials said in a prepared statement released Wednesday that the family wanted to rent...

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "Eighteen...

Panel says utilities can pay less for customers' solar power

Sep. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana regulatory board voted Wednesday to lower the price utility companies must pay for electricity generated by people with solar panels on their homes. During sunny hours, solar panels sometimes make more electricity than a home uses. The excess flows back to the power...