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Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han - 9781416999171 - (Simon & Schuster Books...

Fort Sill Apache present plans for New Mexico casino

Jul. 05, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A legal representative of the Fort Sill Apache tribe seemed pleasantly surprised by the prevailing mood at a public scoping meeting for a proposed gaming facility and other developments on a patch of land in Luna County. “I applaud you folks here today,” the...

US judge finds for 3 drug distributors in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jul. 04, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in one West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction. The...

Gas prices continue to fall in NJ, around nation at large

Jul. 02, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices continued to fall in New Jersey and around the nation amid lower crude oil prices and an increase in total domestic gasoline stocks. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.85, down nine cents...

Biden offshore drilling proposal would allow up to 11 sales

Jul. 01, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Friday proposed up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next five years — going against the Democrat's climate promises but scaling back a Trump-era plan that called for dozens of...

Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales

Jul. 01, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry. Yet demand still outstripped supply from April through June, even with $5 per...

Kohl's sale falls apart in shaky retail environment

Jul. 01, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The potential sale of the Kohl's department store chain has fallen apart in a shaky retail environment of rising inflation and consumer anxiety. Kohl's entered exclusive talks early this month with Franchise Group, the owner of Vitamin Shop and other...

Governor suspends Georgia gas taxes through mid-August

Jul. 01, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor is extending the suspension of the state's motor fuel tax through mid-August. Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed an executive order extending the suspension for a second time. The order also suspends the state sales tax on locomotive fuel. ...

Ecuador: Agreement ends 18 days of strikes

Jun. 30, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government and the country’s main Indigenous group reached an agreement Thursday to end 18 days of often-violent strikes that had virtually paralyzed the country and killed at least four people. The deal, which includes a decrease in the price of...

Connecticut abortion law, tax changes to take effect Friday

Jun. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's first major abortion-related legislation in years, which aims to legally protect providers and patients from other states’ bans on the procedure, will take effect Friday. The legislation was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in late...