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  • WASHINGTON— The White House has indicated that President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. "We support where the legislation is now, and will continue to work with the House and Senate to put those tough sanctions in place on...

  • New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California top the list of states where taxpayers get the biggest deductions. Proposals by House Republican leaders and President Donald Trump would repeal the tax break as part of their packages to overhaul the American tax code. The standoff illustrates how hard it is for Congress to eliminate any popular tax break, even...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose about a penny nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the slight increase comes after 11 weeks of decline. Gas in Reno, Nevada, was the most expensive in the contiguous United States at an average of $2.99 a...

  • Christopher Nolan's World War II epic brought in an estimated $50.5 million to easily top the charts, according to Warner Bros., while the raucous comedy "Girls Trip" broke the R-rated comedy slump of 2017 with $30.4 million to take second place. "We're beyond thrilled with this exceptional achievement for' Dunkirk,'" said Jeff Goldstein, who heads distribution for...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 23- "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop. Christopher Nolan's World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million opening weekend from 3,720 locations. "We're absolutely thrilled with this...

  • HONOLULU— A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out had no fire sprinklers. Residential high-rise buildings must install sprinkler systems if the building undergoes significant renovations, according to the city Department of Buildings. For older high-rise buildings, most...

  • HONOLULU— When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th- floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers. The Marco Polo Apartments were built in 1971, before sprinklers became mandatory for new construction in Honolulu. Many— including New York, Chicago, Dallas and San...

  • NEW YORK— A battle between two New York billionaires has been holding up a plan to replace a crumbling pier on Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront with an avant-garde park on pilings rising above the riverbed. Proponents and opponents of the $250 million project plan to meet Monday to try and reach a settlement that would avoid more legal action in a conflict...

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a swastika, based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks last month. Patent and Trademark Office since the unanimous June 19 ruling throwing out a federal law prohibiting disparaging...

  • HAVANA/ NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba, saying his...

  • MADRID— The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. Uber, the San Francisco- headquartered mobile ride-hailing service, offers rides from 15- 29 euros from Madrid's airport to the city center. In a statement Saturday evening, Madrid's city hall says "...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • Police in New South Wales say the man died in a July 13 crash in a Sydney suburb. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo is being ordered to reinstate a branch manager it fired in 2011 after the employee tried to blow the whistle on the bank's growing sales practices scandal. The Department of Labor on Friday also ordered Wells Fargo to pay $577,500 in back wages. Wells Fargo fired a California- based branch manager in September 2011 when the manager raised...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained four rigs, California increased by two and North Dakota and Utah each gained one. Oklahoma and Texas each declined by three, New Mexico fell by two and Alaska decreased by one. Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • BOSTON, July 21- A federal jury handed Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc a big win on Friday after it was accused of infringing on a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox. The verdict by the jury in Boston came in a lawsuit by Cambridge, Massachusetts- based biotechnology company Momenta...

  • REDDING, Calif. _ Bank of Commerce Holdings on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $2.2 million. Bank of Commerce shares have risen 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank of Commerce, Earnings Report.

  • Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21. A bill raising the age in Maine from 18 to 21 is awaiting Republican Gov.