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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, a person cycles past tents set up along a pathway in Portland, Ore. A measure to tax the incomes of the wealthiest residents and the profits of the biggest businesses to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to address the homeless crisis sailed to victory in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region even as the state faces crippling revenue losses and record-high unemployment. Nearly 60% of voters in the three counties that make up the greater Portland region approved the tax amid a greatest economic turmoil in years, a sign of just how intractable the homeless problem has become in the liberal Pacific Northwest city. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax wins handily amid virus woes

May. 20, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A measure to tax the wealthiest residents and the biggest businesses in Portland, Oregon, to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to address homelessness sailed to victory as final ballots were tallied Wednesday, even as the state faces crippling revenue losses and record-high...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo, two people sleep on a street in downtown Portland, Ore. Voters in metropolitan Portland will be asked Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as Oregon grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and its worst recession in decades. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax tests voter mood in pandemic

May. 15, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in metropolitan Portland, Oregon, will be asked Tuesday to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as the state grapples with the coronavirus and its worst recession in years. The ballot...

Mayor Michael Hancock listens as chief financial officer Brendan Hanlon speaks during a briefing in Denver on Thursday, May 14, 2020, on the state of the Denver's budget, city employee furloughs and the resumption of business after closures due to the coronavirus. (AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP)

Denver to furlough thousands of workers amid coronavirus

May. 14, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday that thousands of city employees, including himself, will be furloughed for eight days this year to help close what is expected to be a $226 million budget gap caused by the coronavirus, joining mayors across the country that have made the same move...

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz addresses the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

Germany's tax revenue seen declining sharply this year

May. 14, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government’s tax revenue is likely to sink by 81.5 billion euros ($88.4 billion) this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the first drop since the financial crisis a decade ago, according to an official estimate released Thursday. A twice-yearly assessment by tax...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks about the so-called Heroes Act, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more

May. 12, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, a sweeping effort with $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. The House is expected to vote on the...

Cyclists wear protective masks as they pass Madison Square Park, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cuomo: Wear a mask to respect nurses who died to save us

May. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called face masks a sign of respect for others on a day the state reported 195 new deaths. Other data released Tuesday shows that nine out of 10 people arrested for coronavirus-related offenses in New York City have been black or Hispanic. Here are the latest...

Residents threatened for reporting stay-home violators

May. 9, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters of Washington’s stay-at-home order to slow the coronavirus rallied again Saturday at the state Capitol while some residents who reported stay-at-home violators said they've received threats after far-right groups posted their personal information on Facebook. Some of the...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City casinos' profits increase by 5.8% in 2019

May. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their operating profits rise by 5.8% in 2019 compared with a year earlier, according to earnings reports released Thursday. But part of that was due to big increases in profitability in the online operations of Caesars Entertainment and Resorts. Only...

In a  June 20, 2019 photo, a dealer conducts a card game at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 unions and casino workers in four states called for casinos to provide protective equipment and adopt strict cleaning and health measures before casinos reopen in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

May. 5, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak. Union leaders and workers from casinos in Las Vegas,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 28 The Los Angles Times on former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential running mate decision: With the Democratic presidential nomination within his grasp, former Vice President Joe Biden must make a decision that presidential...