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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. The City Council on Monday, July 6, 2020, approved a new tax on big businesses two years after the council repealed a similar tax amid pressure from corporations such as Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Seattle City Council approves new tax on big businessThe Seattle City Council has approved adopting a new tax on big businesses, two years after the council repealed a similar tax amid pressure from corporations such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Protesters back Indiana pastor who called activists maggotsSupporters of an Indiana minister who was suspended for calling organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement “maggots and parasites” walked out of a service and shouted at a bishop who ended his remarks with the words, “Black lives matter.”
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Court overturns order to have GM, Fiat Chrysler chiefs meetAn appeals court says the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler don’t have to meet to settle a lawsuit between the two automakers
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Appeals court deals 2nd blow to Trump asylum policyA federal appeals court has blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - Hot air balloons are inflated during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among the New Mexico businesses that received loans from the federal government as part of massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, file)
Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans The government’s small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs that Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo provided by the Bureau of Land Management is the proposed route of the Keystone XL oil pipeline where it crosses into the United States from Canada in Phillips County, Mont. The U.S. Supreme Court has handed another blow to the disputed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada by keeping in place a lower court ruling that blocked a key permit for the project. However, the order Monday, July 6, 2020, also put on hold the lower court ruling as it pertains to other oil and gas pipelines across the nation. The Trump administration had argued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit program that has been in the place since the 1970s was functioning properly when it was canceled by a Montana judge in April. (Al Nash/Bureau of Land Management via AP, File)
US Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone oil pipeline projectThe U.S. Supreme Court has handed another blow to the disputed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada by keeping in place a lower court ruling that blocked a key permit for the project
The Associated Press4 hours ago
American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prisonThe U.S. State Department says an American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Executive turmoil at Essence, Ebony magazines prompt changesEbony and Essence, two storied magazines that focus on news and culture in the Black community, are facing some troubled times
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A poster with photos are attached to a fence in the South Austin neighborhood of Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020, during a vigil for 7-year-old Natalie Wallace, who was shot and killed as her family gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday Saturday night in the 100 bock of North Latrobe Avenue Kingsbury Street. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootingsA 6-year-old computer whiz
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE- Former Russia ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. speaks during a debate for Utah's 2020 gubernatorial race on Jan. 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has won the Republican nomination in the Utah governor's race Monday, July 6, 2020, giving him a heavy advantage in the conservative state's general election. The race had Huntsman trying for another term as governor against Cox, who was prominent in the state's pandemic response. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Cox bests ex-ambassador Huntsman in Utah governor raceSpencer Cox won the Republican nomination for Utah governor on Monday, as the lieutenant governor successfully staved off a comeback attempt by former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. The competitive four-way contest was conducted entirely by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, which also shaped the campaign
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during a Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Bottoms announced Monday, July 6, 2020, that she had tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19Atlanta's mayor says she has tested positive for COVID-19, despite having what she describes as “no symptoms.”
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, Dana Canedy announces of The Pulitzer Prize winners in New York. Canedy has been named senior vice president and publisher at Simon & Schuster. The publishing house announced Monday that Canedy will start the role July 27. She will become the first African American to hold the position.. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Dana Canedy named as publisher at Simon & SchusterDana Canedy has been named senior vice president and publisher at Simon & Schuster
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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