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Gun rights activists sue over Massachusetts firearms laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

Gun rights activists have filed a lawsuit to end what they call Massachusetts' unconstitutional firearms laws.

Comerica Bank appointed to run Prince's estate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate has ruled that Comerica Bank and Trust will take over running the estate, according to a court order made public Tuesday.

Lawyers for site dubbed 'online brothel' want charges tossed

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

The operators of want new pimping charges tossed out, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services amid a congressional investigation.

Toyota recalls 79,000 pickups; steps in bumper could break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

Toyota says it's recalling about 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S., Canada and Central America because steps in the rear bumpers could break.

The Latest: Spicer cites 'studies' to back Trump voter claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:15pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Bush recovering from pneumonia, doing physical therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:50am

Former President George H.W. Bush is increasing his activity as he recovers from pneumonia at a Houston hospital.

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Matthew Daly and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:50am

President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:44am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

The Latest: California governor vows to fight Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:41am

The Latest on California Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address (all times local):

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:40am

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Official: Mexico could leave NAFTA if not satisfied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

Mexico's Economy Secretary said Tuesday his country could leave the North American Free Trade Agreement if talks on re-negotiating it are unsatisfactory.

Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change.

New study: Trump to inherit $559B deficit, stable economy

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy but a government that faces a worsening debt and deficit picture, congressional analysts said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh's tallest building, US Steel Tower, for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:22am

Pittsburgh's tallest building is for sale, and the U.S. Steel Tower could go for a sky-high price.

UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:56am

Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get legislative approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, raising the possibility that lawmakers will delay her plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.

Greece offers to extend automatic austerity mechanism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:52am

Greece's left-wing government says it is willing to extend an automatic austerity mechanism for one additional year in an effort to break the deadlock on current bailout negotiations.

Wyoming education bill proposes cuts, spending from savings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:51am

The first comprehensive proposals to address Wyoming's school funding crisis include freezing spending on special education and student transportation costs, dipping heavily into savings, tapping state severance tax collections, increasing class sizes and possibly raising the sales tax.

Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court nominee next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:50am

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce a candidate next week to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:43am

Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his financial activities as a member of Congress.