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The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local):8 p.m.Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s...

Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

By MICHAEL BIESECKER | February 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president’s wealthy friends and political allies.In at least some cases,...

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate

By RACHEL LA CORTE | February 19, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakersintroduced bills Wednesday,at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on...

Oilman, former Texas governor candidate Williams dies at 88

By JAMIE STENGLE | February 15, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman and philanthropist whose 1990 run for governor was derailed after joking about rape and acknowledging he went a year without paying income taxes, has died. He was 88.Williams died Friday at his...

Zuckerberg accepts that Facebook may have to pay more tax

February 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to throw his support behind international reforms that would require Silicon Valley tech giants to pay more tax in Europe.The billionaire social network founder is due to meet members of the European...

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana is all but doomed

By MORGAN LEE | February 13, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a legislature dominated by Democrats rejected a bill that would have forced permission for sales...

Seattle councilwoman charged over work toward ‘Amazon tax’

February 11, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s elections watchdog has charged a city councilwoman with violating the law by using her office to promote a potential ballot measure that would tax Amazon and other large companies to pay for things like affordable housing.The...

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017.The...

Governors warn Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors of both major political parties are warning that a little-noticed regulation proposed by President Donald Trump's administration could lead to big cuts in Medicaid, reducing access to health care for low-income Americans.The...

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

February 5, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local):11 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has asked for $675 million to help countries address the expected spread of the new virus that emerged in...

Trump’s envoy urges Kosovo to drop taxes on Serbian goods

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC | February 4, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday urged the new Kosovo government to follow up on an agreement to abolish punitive tariffs on Serbian goods that have blocked negotiations between the...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Dems split on best challenger for Trump

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats are fiercely united by the goal of unseating President Donald Trump, but they were sharply divided Monday over which candidate was best equipped to do so, according to the AP VoteCast survey.Iowa, which hosts the nation's...

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