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5 countries launch tax evasion sweep linked to Credit Suisse

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni GENEVA (AP) — European authorities are investigating dozens of people suspected of tax evasion and money laundering involving Swiss bank Credit Suisse, officials said Friday, with Dutch authorities in particular detaining two people and seizing...

DuPont, Dow push back merger date

WASHINGTON (AP) — DuPont and Dow have once again postponed their proposed $62 billion merger, saying they expect the deal to close in August. The chemical giants’ merger has already been pushed back several times, as regulatory agencies in the U.S. and abroad...

For Crowell, music is a commitment that deepened with time

NEW YORK (AP) — Rodney Crowell’s tender lyrics about a woman with “hair two shades of foxtail red” in a song that features ex-wife Rosanne Cash makes it an easy leap to assume that he’s singing about her. It’s not like the thought didn’t...

Prosecutor: No Evidence That Decomposing Ohio Vet Was Killed

UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A couple accused of living with an Ohio Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his Social Security benefits aren’t expected to face more serious charges. The Repository in Canton (http://bit.ly/2nCMhAC ) reports the Tuscarawas...

Prosecutor: No Evidence That Decomposing Veteran Was Killed

UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A couple accused of living with an Ohio Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his Social Security benefits aren’t expected to face more serious charges. The Repository in Canton ( ) reports the Tuscarawas (tuhs-kuh-RAH’-wuhs)...

Jailed pro-Kurdish party leader begins hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The jailed leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party said Friday he has begun a hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Selahattin Demirtas said in a statement released by his People’s Democratic Party, or HDP, that he would refuse food to...

Crayola boots dandelion for bluish crayon yet to be named

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Dandelion yellow has reason to be blue. Crayola announced Friday, National Crayon Day, that it’s replacing the color dandelion in its 24-pack with a crayon in “the blue family.” The company says it will leave it to fans to come up with a...
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A band apart: Special-needs musicians aim for world stage

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — They’ve performed at Disney World in Florida and marched in New York’s City’s Columbus Day Parade. Now the FREE Players Drum Corps is setting its sights on a trip to the 2018 world championships in...

Coffee shop brews up backlash with political punch cards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh coffee shop is brewing up backlash over a loyalty punch card featuring pictures of President Donald Trump and other conservatives. Black Forge Coffee House owner Nick Miller says the satiric cards are meant to express frustration with the...

Principal sorry for prom dress poster with do’s and don’ts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A principal in Florida has apologized after a staff member put up posters around the school showing girls what kinds of dresses would and wouldn’t be allowed at the prom. The posters at Stanton College Preparatory School in Jacksonville...