• Los Angeles Nov 23, 2019

    Apple Delays ‘The Banker' Theatrical Release Amid Review

    Apple on Friday delayed the theatrical release of its first original film, “The Banker” amid misconduct allegations against one of the film’s co-producers. A person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them publicly confirmed Friday that the film’s Dec. 6 release was being delayed. The delay comes days after Apple canceled the film’s premiere at the...

  • CEO Nov 20, 2019

    Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization

    A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition...

  • CEO Nov 20, 2019

    Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization

    A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition...

  • aide Nov 8, 2019

    AP Exclusive: Aide of 2020 Dem Candidate Steyer Offered Money for Endorsements

    A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations. The overtures from Pat Murphy, a former state House speaker who is serving as a top adviser on Steyer’s Iowa campaign, aren’t illegal —...

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Keeps Talking to Allies About Running for President as Joe Biden Struggles Against Elizabeth Warren

    Mike Bloomberg might end up running for president, after all. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles against Sen. Elizabeth Warren are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary. That’s according to people familiar with the discussions who spoke on condition...

  • Facebook Oct 13, 2019

    Facebook's Libra Currency Battered by Defections, Pushback

    Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency.

  • attorney Oct 2, 2019

    Police: Alleged Long Island Real Estate Agent Arrested for Fraud Totaling More Than $150,000

    A Long Island man is accused of real estate fraud over the span of three years totaling more than $150,000, police say.

  • Attorney General Sep 26, 2019

    US House Passes Bill Giving Pot Businesses Access to Banking

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The bill, called the SAFE Banking Act, passed 321-103 on the strength of near-unanimous support from Democrats and nearly half of Republicans. Its prospects in the Senate are uncertain, but...

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2019

    Deutsche Bank Has Tax Returns Sought in Congressional Probe

    President Donald Trump’s longtime bank revealed Tuesday that it has tax records Congress is seeking in its investigation of the president’s finances. Deutsche Bank said in court papers it has tax returns responsive to a subpoena sent this year, in which Congress asked the bank for a host of documents related to Trump and his family. Trump has long declined...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Democratic Candidates Blame Trump, NRA for Inaction on Guns

    Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control measures. “If most Americans insist that something be done and it doesn’t happen, it means we need fundamental reform,” Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    Iranians Say US Sanctions Blocking Access to Needed Medicine

    Taha Shakouri keeps finding remote corners to play in at a Tehran children’s charity hospital, unaware that his doctors are running out of chemo medicine needed to treat the eight-year-old boy’s liver cancer. With Iran’s economy in free fall after the U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal and escalated sanctions on Tehran, prices of imported medicines have soared as the...

  • United States Jul 21, 2019

    Reno Pot Store Uses ‘Food Truck' Label for Credit Card Sales

    Blüm marijuana dispensary certainly doesn’t look like a food truck. There are no chicken wings or tacos at the Reno store, just displays of bagged gum drops, jarred marijuana leaves and oils and balms. If you use your credit card, though, your statement will show that you just made a purchase at the “Midgrun Eats LLC food truck.”

  • attorney Jul 11, 2019

    How to Stay Safe When You Travel

    The recent cluster of tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic has raised concerns about the safety of international travel. While the specifics behind those deaths are still being investigated, there are some general steps you can take regardless of where you’re traveling to help you and your family stay safe. Attorney Loni Coombs has some advice for staying secure when...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Envoy: US Doesn't Want War With Iran, But Wants to Be Ready

    The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the country said Thursday. The big question is whether other countries are ready to join with Washington. So far, Europe is favoring diplomacy instead....

  • Associated Press Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs ‘Hard-Hiting' Sanctions on Iran

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing “hard-hitting” financial sanctions on Iran and the country’s supreme leader.

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Misfires on Iran, Trade and That Wall

    In President Donald Trump’s reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries “death to America,” the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2019

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    In President Donald Trump’s reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries “death to America,” the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    FACT CHECK: Trump Overstates Benefits From Mexico Tariffs

    President Donald Trump is overstating the benefits of his threatened tariffs on automobiles and parts imported from Mexico while glossing over the likely harm to American consumers of substantially higher prices for new cars. In tweets Tuesday, Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25%...

  • president May 27, 2019

    She's Got a Plan for That: Warren Tries to Break Out With Flurry of Policy Proposals

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has churned out a consistent stream of policy proposals since getting in the president race, with more than a dozen in-depth plans ranging from leveraging public lands in the fight against climate change to student loan debt forgiveness, NBC News reports. But while the consistent flurry of policy papers puts meat on the bone for reporters, as...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2019

    Trump Lawyers Secure Deal to Delay Financial Disclosures

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump said Saturday they’ve reached an agreement with congressional leaders to delay the handover of banking documents from Trump accounts, NBC News reports. Trump records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One are being sought by the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees amid probes of alleged foreign influence on U.S. elections. The agreement was first reported...

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