Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | PostedJun 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.
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.
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.
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.