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Kavanaugh’s views on presidential powers could be flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what’s already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle. With special counsel...

Business groups and unions clash over Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business groups and labor unions have lined up on opposing sides of the pitched battle shaping up over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, whose approach to the law is widely seen as business-friendly. Kavanaugh’s...

Man Pleads Guilty To Cheating NFL Players In Charity Fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An Ohio man has admitted defrauding NFL players out of money meant for charities. Thirty-nine-year-old Camario Richardson, of Maple Heights, Ohio, pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors say Richardson told the...

The Latest: Firm suing Nevada to stop use of execution drug

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the planned execution of a Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. (all times local): 2 p.m. A drug company has filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas seeking to stop Nevada from using one...

As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families demand more answers

MUNICH (AP) — Families of the people killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany called Tuesday for an investigation to continue even as the trial of group’s only known surviving member and four supporters draws to a close this week....

Fast facts on key developments in the US-China trade war

WHAT’S HAPPENING European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid paying higher American tariffs. Tariff hikes are hurting companies that rely on a free flow of trade, said Mats Harborn of the European Union Chamber of Commerce...

Trump sought ‘the best’ in hunt for Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: “Who’s the best here?” His final answer was hardly a surprise. Trump landed on the person who had long been his leading...

Lawyer to officials: Return spoon sculpture used in protest

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for an art gallery owner has asked Connecticut authorities to drop charges against him and return a steel sculpture of drug spoon that was seized after being placed in front of a drug maker’s headquarters in protest of the opioid...

Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain path to deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the trade war between the world’s two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace. The United States insists that China abandon the brass-knuckles tactics...

PepsiCo and Chevron climb while Smucker stumbles

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: PepsiCo, up $5.13 to $112.89 The beverage company posted a larger second-quarter profit than analysts expected. Chevron Corp., up $1.60 to $127.59 Energy company stocks rose Tuesday as oil prices...