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  • Michigan voters defeat tax increases for road work

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the…

  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing…

  • US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The drone, called…

  • Van Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday. “The Allee…

  • New Las Vegas resort-casino to rise at Stardust site by 2018

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The developer of a sprawling Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by…

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    Clinton: Nation needs immigration overhaul with a path to ‘full and equal citizenship’ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to “full…

  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama’s health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this…

  • Duke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy’s request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to…

  • Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon…

  • Macau death plot raised during casino mogul testimony

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson found himself answering questions in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday about what he knew about a plot to behead employees in Macau and if Chinese government…

  • SEC lawsuit accuses company of fraud in ‘man camp’ projects

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A company that sold investments in housing developments for workers in the North Dakota oil patch ran an illegal fraud scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars, state and…

  • Uber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services. It was the…

  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds…

  • Monmouth Park close to breaking even fiscally

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Three years after taking over Monmouth Park, the operators of the New Jersey shore thoroughbred racetrack believe the facility either will break even this year or make a profit. Speaking at…

  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds…