National

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On...


National

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Trump Immigration

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...


Government

White House to propose merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to propose merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader overhaul to be announced on Thursday that would make good on President Donald Trump’s pledges to streamline the federal government. The White House planned to announce...


Government

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his “Buckets of Money” retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case. The justices ruled Thursday that Raymond Lucia of California is entitled...


Government

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — A provocative new study says viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s. Some scientists have long suspected viruses or bacteria somehow set the stage for Alzheimer’s. Now, the main theory is that sticky brain-clogging plaques are the culprit....


National Business

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

Tariffs Whiskey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an escalating trade dispute has the distillery’s co-founder...


Business

The Latest: South Dakota AG welcomes online shopping ruling

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 11 a.m. South Dakota’s attorney general says a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is a win for South Dakota and Main...


Business

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...


National Business

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.57 percent

Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-...


Business

Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

NerdWallet Puppy Expenses

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for routine costs....


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