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Tiny community struggles to find residents to help run it

Jan. 17, 2020 2:56 PM EST

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. (AP) — A 44-acre Pennsylvania community with fewer than 90 residents may soon end up absorbed by an adjacent city because there isn't enough citizen interest to keep its government functioning. No one except the newly elected mayor of Mount Carbon showed up this month for a...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. The fees approved...

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, and European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan attend a media conference after their meeting in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The talks are focused on U.S. tariffs on French wine and other goods. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France and EU ready to respond to US threat of new tariffs

Jan. 7, 2020 5:17 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France has warned it will retaliate with the full backing of the European Union if the United States imposes tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French products, including Champagne, Roquefort cheese, handbags, and lipstick. The U.S. is considering 100% tariffs on some French goods in...

Police: Detroit man sought in West Virginia bar shooting

Jan. 2, 2020 9:45 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police said Thursday that they are seeking a 30-year-old Michigan man in connection with a New Year's day shooting at a West Virginia bar in which seven people were shot and wounded. The bar was ordered shut by authorities Thursday, a day after the violence. Huntington Mayor Steve...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers sits for an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, saying that Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, could still qualify for up to $3 billion in state tax credits in Wisconsin if it makes changes to its deal with the state to reflect current plans for a plant that's under construction. Evers said Thursday.

Wisconsin governor: Foxconn could still qualify for credits

Dec. 19, 2019 6:04 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, could still qualify for up to $3 billion in state tax credits in Wisconsin if it makes changes to its deal with the state to reflect current plans for a plant that's under construction, Gov. Tony Evers said...

The U.S. Capitol building, center, is seen next to the bottom part of the Washington Monument, left, before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, a day after the U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstructing Congress. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

House approves bill suspending cap on some tax deductions

Dec. 19, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved legislation Thursday to suspend for two years the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions that came with President Donald Trump’s massive 2017 tax law. The deductions are widely popular, especially in high-tax, heavily Democratic...

Mayor plans to return tax credit on house he doesn't live in

Dec. 17, 2019 7:58 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor of Baltimore plans to return a homestead tax credit he's received for a home he doesn't live in, according to his spokesman. Lester Davis told The Baltimore Sun that Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young plans to give back about $1,000 that was collected. Young owns a condo...

FILE - This photo from Friday March 22, 2019, shows marijuana buds being sorted into a prescription jar at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 on a proposed referendum aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NJ lawmakers pass marijuana referendum for 2020 ballot

Dec. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A super-majority of New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed a proposed ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, putting the referendum before voters on the 2020 ballot. The Democrat-led Assembly passed the measure 49-24, with one abstention, while the Senate passed the...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1976, file photo, Felix Rohatyn, head of New York's Municipal Assistance Corp. (MAC) speaks at a meeting of the University of Hartford's tax institute in Hartford, Conn. A banker who was credited with saving New York City from financial ruin, Rohatyn died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. (AP Photo, File)

Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91

Dec. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city's finances, died Saturday. He was 91. Rohatyn's son Nicolas Rohatyn said his father died at his Manhattan home....

File-This jan. 31, 2019, file photo shows former Falcons and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick wearing one of his special edition New Era #7 hats while signing autographs in the NFL Shop at the Super Bowl Experience in Atlanta. The Virginia city of Hampton, says Vick owes $70K in unpaid taxes. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Virginia city says Michael Vick owes $70K in unpaid taxes

Dec. 12, 2019 8:11 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Former football star Michael Vick owes tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes on luxury cars that he owned in Virginia, officials said. Officials said Vick owes the city of Hampton about $70,000, the Daily Press of Newport News reported Thursday. Vick lived in Virginia after...