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Cuomo awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor of New York is finding out that, in politics, something as simple as a 25-cent cup of milk can turn sour fast. Just last summer, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was hailed as a hero for stepping in with a state subsidy to prevent a price hike to 50 cents for the ...

Family members who died in plane crash had zest for life

HARRISBURG, Ore. (AP) — The three members of a California family killed in an Oregon plane crash are being described as fun-loving go-getters with a zest for life. The crash on Friday killed John A. Zitting, 42; his wife, Karen Blackmore Zitting, 37; and their 17-year-old son, John ...

Truck attack suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedes questioned their country’s welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, Stockholm’s deadliest extremist attack in years. The ...

Tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. He didn’t specify North Korea, but the context was clear ...

Ohio medical marijuana fees may exceed program costs

COLUMBUS (AP) — State regulators in Ohio acknowledge that proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses could initially exceed the state’s costs of operating the program. Missy Craddock, of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, told an advisory panel Friday the program is ...

Trump adviser tapped to be Singapore envoy

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top national security adviser to President Donald Trump is the latest official heading out in an ongoing shuffle within the National Security Council. K.T. McFarland came into the White House as a deputy to Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. ...

Deaf patrons complain movie theater won’t turn on captions

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Some deaf and hearing-impaired moviegoers say a Rhode Island theater refused to switch on the captioning so they could follow along with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The Providence Journal reports 18 hearing-impaired people tried to see the film at the Showcase ...

Video shows Colorado officer throwing woman down face-first

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle. The woman struck the officer in the university town of Fort Collins on Thursday after police detained her boyfriend, police spokeswoman ...

Archdiocese urges mercy for Mexican mom

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cincinnati is urging mercy for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who is facing imminent deportation. Federal immigration authorities say Maribel Trujillo-Diaz entered the United States illegally in 2002 and has exhausted legal ...

U.S. seeks to fight IS and oust Syria’s Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria following last week’s missile strike but indicated that the United States was not seeking to act unilaterally to oust Syrian President ...

FBI reviews handling of terror-related tips

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. The review follows attacks by people who ...

Republicans ready to push food stamp restrictions

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he’d drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican President Donald Trump to put restrictions on the approximately $200 a month he receives in food stamps. He thinks it may even make recipients ...

Trump cranks up the fog machine

Donald Trump’s technique for dealing with bad news is to create enough confusion and partisanship to envelope it in dense fog. Consider the most explosive news to come along in recent history — that the FBI has commenced an investigation of Trump aides to find out if they colluded with ...

Thinking about Pence, O’Reilly

Last week, we spent six or seven days gawking at Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, for their supposedly bizarre or retro marriage rules. Pence, as even villagers in Bora Bora doubtless know by now, does not attend one-on-one dinners with women other than Karen, and he does not ...

Two inmates charged with killing four in S.C. prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two convicts each serving a life sentence for killing a mother and her child have been charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of four inmates inside a South Carolina prison. Denver Simmons and Jacob Philip lured each of the four inmates into a cell at Kirkland ...

Survivors of Bataan Death March honor anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos who ...

Court: Alabama impeachment can move forward

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the greenlight to move ahead with an effort to oust the governor, who is fighting to stay in office amid fallout from an affair with a top ...

When a tax refund means bankruptcy

For many people, a tax refund means a chance to fund a vacation or splurge on a big purchase. For some, though, it’s a way to wipe out crushing debt — not by paying it off, but by giving them enough money to pay for bankruptcy. A review of the past four years supports what attorneys know ...

Idea for your tax refund: Split it

For many people, getting a tax refund is like getting a handful of sand: It’s virtually impossible to hang on to much of it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have the IRS split your refund across a number of accounts, perhaps some less accessible than your checking account, and ...

Why paying taxes by credit card probably isn’t a good idea

A big tax bill is like hay fever . You don’t want it, you try to avoid it — and then April rolls around and it hits you hard. Now you have to figure out how to take care of it. Taxes have to be paid, and putting them on your credit card might seem a good option. Maybe you need more time ...