Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:19:45 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the com...  Full Story

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:57:58 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.

The Republi...  Full Story

Joe Theismann on Gordon Hayward's injury: 'It sickens me'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:02:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann says he was sickened by seeing the video of Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward breaking his left ankle.

Theismann also tells T...  Full Story

Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan to perform at CMAs
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:45:23 -0500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music fans who tune in to the Country Music Association awards next month will get to hear performances by the reigning Entertainer of the Year and the singer coming i...  Full Story

For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:02:47 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out.

He was perfect for the job. Becau...  Full Story

Authorities launch inquiry into Statehouse sexual harassment
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:35:14 -0500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities say they have launched an "inquiry" after a lawmaker reported a higher-ranking legislator told her sexual favors would allow her bills to go f...  Full Story

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:22:05 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect i...  Full Story

Families of the fallen, and their presidents
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:15:11 -0500

The Associated Press is speaking with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asking them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — Ge...  Full Story

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:20:26 -0500

ROME (AP) — On tiny Malta, a star investigative reporter had been digging into plenty of international intrigue before she was blown up by a car bomb while driving.

Malta's reputation ...  Full Story

Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:08:51 -0500

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has launched an $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis.

The state is pitching the Ohio Opioid Te...  Full Story