What will the online sales tax bill mean for you?

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is considering legislation that would give states the ability to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes. If the measure passes, consumers would lose a loophole that has resulted in years of tax-free…

Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An Air Force officer who led the branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with groping a woman in a parking lot. Arlington County Police said Monday that they charged Lt.…

Ally of slain politician suspects political motive

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A close ally of a charismatic but divisive politician killed by two assailants in Curacao says he believes the lawmaker was slain in a politically motivated attack. Donald Valentina is the president of the…

APNewsBreak: Harry to visit storm-wrecked NJ town

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a storm-wrecked New Jersey shore town says England’s Prince Harry will visit next week before heading to a news conference elsewhere in the state. Mantoloking (mahn-toh-LOH’-king) Mayor George Nebel…
Niles Theft

Niles Police Warn of Theft

Niles police is asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after a string of burglaries in the city. …

ACT to start giving tests digitally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goodbye, No. 2 pencils. Hello, iPads. Starting as early as spring 2015, the ACT college admissions exam will go digital, reflecting students’ tech savvy and the demand for quicker results. The tests will still have…

Pa. House passes proposal to lower business taxes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House is giving its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year while i……

Calif agency says PG&E should pay $2.25B for blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading…

Pa. man accused in art thefts at NYC-area estate

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man faces larceny, money laundering and other charges stemming from the alleged theft of six art works including a Pablo Picasso etching from a suburban New York City estate. Brooklyn and Long…

Baltimore schools CEO announces retirement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Andrés Alonso will retire at the end of the school year, after six years of leading the district and orchestrating a turnaround for a system ailing from decades of…

Tiger, mountain lions seized from Kansas property

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tiger and two mountain lions were among a menagerie of wild cats seized from private farmland in rural northeast Kansas, where they lived in inadequate chain-link enclosures and weren’t properly fed or…

Sept. 11 cited in NY courthouse security plan

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal courthouse blocks from the World Trade Center is getting a $10 million security boost. Authorities repeatedly cited the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in announcing the security improvement to Manhattan’s newest…

Jewelry store owner reaches plea deal in KPMG case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a San Fernando Valley jewelry store has reached a plea agreement for his role in an insider-trading case involving a senior partner with KPMG LLP. The Department of Justice says that…

Minn. prepares to dispose of I-35W bridge parts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel wreckage from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for…

Tony bounce? What Tony bounce at the box office?

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award nominations often mean a big bump at the box office, but not this year so far. “Kinky Boots,” ”Matilda: The Musical,” ”Pippin” and “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” — the four shows that…

‘Iron Man 3′ finishes with $174.1M opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s Marvel Studios continues to mine precious metal with a $174.1 million opening weekend for “Iron Man 3,” the second-biggest domestic debut ever behind the $200-million-plus launch of “The Avengers” a year ago. The…

Josh Ritter protests Pa. college’s gay policy

GRANTHAM, Pa. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter says he won’t play a central Pennsylvania Christian college again unless it changes its policy against “homosexual behavior.” Ritter made the announcement on Facebook hours after playing a Friday night concert…