July 22, 2020

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The arrest Tuesday of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended […]
July 22, 2020

Government defends imprisoning ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer was returned to prison because he refused to sign an agreement over terms of his home […]
July 22, 2020

Congress passes sprawling plan to boost conservation, parks

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands […]
July 22, 2020

Microsoft weathers pandemic, beats Wall Street expectations

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft said the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for its flagship products, reporting quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations. The […]
July 22, 2020

Whitmer: Enbridge dodging responsibility for potential spill

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday for what she described as the company’s refusal to make an airtight […]
July 22, 2020

Tesla makes $104M profit in 2Q despite factory shutdown

DETROIT — Tesla overcame a seven-week pandemic-related shutdown at its U.S. assembly plant to post a $104 million net profit for the second quarter. It […]
July 22, 2020

Best Buy, Silgan rise; Snap, FirstEnergy fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Inc., up $10.21 to $108.81. The chain of closeout and […]
July 22, 2020

Evers calls for $250 million in cuts from state agencies

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ordered $250 million in cuts to state agencies this year — the latest financial hit caused by […]
July 22, 2020

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 21 The Washington Post on the recent hacking of several high-profile Twitter accounts: […]
July 22, 2020

US says it will adopt global climate standards for aviation

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it plans to adopt aircraft emissions standards modeled on international ones, a move it says will not further reduce […]