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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    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…

  • Feds offer exit plan for Montana town’s asbestos cleanup

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands would leave the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere — stirring…