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Pension Funds Pressure Credit Card Companies Over Gun Sales
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Pension Funds Pressure Credit Card Companies Over Gun Sales

By KEN SWEET, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. said late Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops.It’s a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But gun rights advocates have argued that step would unfairly segregate legal gun sales when most sales do not lead to mass shootings.Visa said it would adopt the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code for gun sales, which was announced on Friday. Until Friday, gun store sales were considered “general merchandise.”Visa’s adoption is significant as the largest payment network, and will likely add pressure for Mastercard and American Express to adopt the c...
AP Top Political News at 12:30 A.m. EDT
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AP Top Political News at 12:30 A.m. EDT

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Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows
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Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced.NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Vice President Kamala Harris.CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Karen Pierce, British ambassador to the U.S.; Oksana Markarova, Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S.; Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi; retired Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie.Political CartoonsCNN’s “State of the Union” — To be announced.“Fox News Sunday” — Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Jon Tester, D-Mont.; Jane Hartley, U.S. ambassador to Britain.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Source link
US Stocks Rise Broadly, Remain on Track for Weekly Gains
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US Stocks Rise Broadly, Remain on Track for Weekly Gains

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track to break a three-week losing streak.The S&P 500 rose 1.2% as of 12:15 p.m. Eastern and is up 3.3% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 306 points, or 1%, to 32,078 and the Nasdaq rose 1.7%. Each index is on track for its first weekly gain in four weeks.Technology stocks and retailers had some of the biggest gains. Microsoft rose 1.8% and Amazon rose 1.6%.DocuSign jumped 8% after the electronic signature company reported strong second-quarter sales and raised its subscription forecast.Political CartoonsAll 11 industry sectors in the benchmark S&P 500 rose, though makers of household goods and utilities, which are typically consi...
Slain Las Vegas Reporter Spent Career Chasing Corruption
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Slain Las Vegas Reporter Spent Career Chasing Corruption

By KEN RITTER and JOHN SEEWER, Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — In four decades of writing about the Las Vegas underworld and government corruption, investigative reporter Jeff German took on plenty of powerful and dangerous people. The hard-bitten newsman was once punched by an organized crime associate and received veiled threats from mobsters.Nothing seemed to phase him as he doggedly went about his work.So German (GEHR’-man) characteristically didn't express concern when Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, a virtually unknown politician in charge of an obscure and small government office, took to Twitter last spring to angrily denounce the reporter.German, who worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, had written about bullying and favoritism in the public administrator'...
SC Democrats Call on Their Party’s US Senate Nominee to Quit
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SC Democrats Call on Their Party’s US Senate Nominee to Quit

By MEG KINNARD, Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Democrat vying to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is facing calls from within her own party to fold her campaign, following the publication of additional leaked audio in which she appears to make disparaging remarks about her constituents.The calls for state Rep. Krystle Matthews to withdraw just two months ahead of the general election came Thursday in reaction to leaked audio published by conservative activist group Project Veritas of Matthews speaking to one of its members, without her knowledge.Sitting in a restaurant, Matthews, who is Black, is heard saying that she represents a “mostly white” district, adding, of white voters: “I keep them right here — like under my thumbs. ... Otherwise, they get out of ...
4 Independent Journalists Questioned Over Reports
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4 Independent Journalists Questioned Over Reports

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prosecutors have charged four journalists from one of the country's few remaining independent news outlets of spreading false news and disturbing public peace, the news website said in a statement.Mada Masr said late Wednesday that the journalists were released on bail following their interrogation. At issue is an article saying that senior members of a pro-government political party were implicated in a corruption case.Mada Masr Editor-in-Chief Lina Attalah and the three female authors of the article — Rana Mamdouh, Sara Seif Eddin and Beesan Kassab — also were charged with slander and defamation of Nation’s Future Party members, according to the outlet's statement.After Wednesday’s interrogation, Attalah was charged with running an unlicensed news website. The out...
California Fires Destroy Structures, Force Residents to Flee
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California Fires Destroy Structures, Force Residents to Flee

MICHIGAN BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — California's latest major wildfire destroyed structures and cars as it burned out of control in the Sierra Nevada, while fires also forced people to flee their homes in the southern part of the state.Evacuation orders and warnings were in place Thursday in Placer and El Dorado counties after the Mosquito Fire grew to nearly 6.5 square miles (16.8 square km) with zero containment.Several structures and at least 10 cars were burned near the Gold Rush-era community of Michigan Bluff about an hour northwest of Sacramento.In Southern California, the deadly Fairview Fire grew to more than 15 square miles (39 square km) as it sent up a huge smoke plume near the city of Hemet in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles. It was just 5% contained and evacuation ord...
Wisconsin Inmate Charged With Murder in 37-Year-Old Case
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Wisconsin Inmate Charged With Murder in 37-Year-Old Case

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prison inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in a 37-year-old cold case.Donald Wayne Maier, now 60, was charged in the 1985 slaying of 28-year-old Benny Scruggs, the state Department of Justice announced Wednesday.Scruggs was found stabbed to death in his bed in his Wisconsin Rapids home.Maier is serving 15 years in prison for six counts of stalking in an unrelated case. A criminal complaint charging him in Scruggs' death said he confessed it to fellow inmates, and also said he was having an affair with Scruggs' wife.Court records did not list an attorney for Maier, who faces an initial court appearance on Friday.Political CartoonsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ...
Landslide Kills 15 in Remote Uganda District
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Landslide Kills 15 in Remote Uganda District

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated PressKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rain in a remote part of southwestern Uganda has killed at least 15 people, according to the Uganda Red Cross.The group reported Wednesday that most of the victims are “mothers and children,” calling the landslide in the hilly district of Kasese a disaster.Kasese, which lies near the border with Congo, is prone to deadly mudslides during rainy seasons.Ugandan police and other authorities didn’t immediately comment.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Political CartoonsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Source link