Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not "that far off" and signaled last-minute changes are coming to win votes....
Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy
Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people....
Q&A: A look at Takata's bankruptcy and air bag recalls
DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., acknowledging that the financial problems caused by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people were too much to overcome....
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
BEIJING (AP) -- The world's biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions....
'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut....
Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus has signed a deal with a consortium made up of Melco International, Hard Rock and Cypriot CNS Group to build what officials said will be Europe's largest casino....
China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said....
Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel - trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway torn apart in February during heavy rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream....
A bill is before the state Senate which would eliminate school property taxes and replace the revenue by raising the personal income tax from 3 to roughly 5 percent, and raising the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent while broadening the number of items subject to the tax. Similar legislation came before the Senate in November 2015 and ended in a 24-24 vote with the Lt. Gov. breaking the tie with a no vote.
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