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The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

Tariffs Whiskey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A trade association representing a dozen automakers doing business in the United States says President Donald Trump’s threat to slap 20 percent tariffs on vehicles imported from Europe is “not...


National

Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

Interior Reassignments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he’d be gone in August. A...


Lifestyle

Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines

Ponderosa Pines Pesticide

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees. Environmentalists argued that the various groups involved in the...


Lifestyle

Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea

Illusionist Vegas Porn Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 39, is expected to face at least 24 years in federal prison on felony charges of possession,...


Business

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Delta Pit Bull Ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals, a policy that’s being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an...


Recreation

DWR: Clean your boat often to keep invasive quagga mussels out of Utah

Quagga mussels Northern Utah DWR

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently stopped three boats infested with quagga mussels in Northern Utah. If they hadn’t, the results could have been devastating, officials say.


Business

Water balloon slingshots top list of unsafe summer toys

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H....


Lifestyle

Abloh's historic debut at Vuitton is a big draw in Paris

APTOPIX Paris Fashion Louis Vuitton

PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show. Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for the...


Auto

Americans with disabilities are finding new leverage in a tight job market

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Colton Channon needed just 90 minutes each day. Every morning for about a month, in training designed for him, the high school senior with an intellectual disability practiced making steel brackets for trucks at a Des Moines, Iowa factory. The skill took more than a...


Business

Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

NerdWallet Puppy Expenses

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for routine costs....


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