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The Latest: Group in support of tax disappointed by ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:20am

The Latest on the decision by the Massachusetts high court to block a proposed "millionaire tax" (all times local):

Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:14am

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Overtown, a historic black neighborhood in Miami, with plans to open a restaurant.

Canada temporarily shuts fishing areas to help right whales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:55am

The Canadian government says it is taking steps to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from encounters with fishing vessels and gear.

Corruption trial begins in Buffalo Billion case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:52am

A prosecutor told jurors at the start of a New York trial that a university president conspired with construction company executives to rig bids to win over a half billion dollars in contracts.

GM replaces 3 Cadillac sedans with 2, invests $175M in plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:44am

General Motors is getting rid of three Cadillac sedans and replacing them with two new ones over the next 3½ years.

Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:43am

Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and transportation.

Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:39am

The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to index released Monday.

Global stock indexes decline as investors focus on trade

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:28am

Global stock indexes are declining Monday as investors remain concerned about rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Among U.S. stocks, technology and health care companies and banks are taking some of the worst losses. Volkswagen is falling after German authorities detained the CEO of its Audi division as part of an investigation into the manipulation of emissions controls.

3 money tasks you shouldn't tackle on your own

Liz Weston, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:04am

and expensive.

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:59am

Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.

Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:52am

Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints.

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:46am

The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps.

Hawaii, Japan airlines seek OK to coordinate flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:36am

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have submitted paperwork seeking to join forces to potentially bring hundreds of thousands of more people to Hawaii.

Abbas aide slams reported US plans to raise funds for Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:21am

A Palestinian official has condemned reported U.S. plans to secure Gulf funding for major economic projects in blockaded, impoverished Gaza.

Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:10am

A freight train derailed and several train cars caught fire in southwest Indiana, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and businesses.

Idaho police say 7-vehicle crash had multiple fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:09am

Idaho State Police say there are multiple fatalities after seven vehicles crashed in a chain-reaction collision near Boise on Saturday.

Rent-A-Center going private in $800 million sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:49am

Rent-A-Center is being sold to a private equity firm for more than $800 million.

Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:45am

Libyan forces carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east, a spokesman said as Libya's national oil firm warned on Monday of further damage to oil infrastructure as well as environmental contamination in the north African country.

Overtime pay for prison nurses costs millions of tax dollars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:44am

Thousands of hours of overtime worked by Ohio prison nurses in recent years have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.