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  • NEW YORK— CNN's Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days with a series for the sister network HLN that initially touches on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade. The documentary series, "Inside with Chris Cuomo," debuts Friday at 9 p.m. and doesn't affect his day job as co-host of CNN's "New Day" morning show.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. Once the budget plan passes through the GOP- controlled Congress, the House and Senate can then advance a follow-up tax overhaul measure without fear of a filibuster by...

  • Cruise Automation, a San Francisco- based self-driving software company owned by General Motors Co., aims to begin testing in New York City early next year. GM and Cruise are applying to operate in New York under a new pilot program announced Tuesday by New York Gov. Volkswagen AG's Audi brand and GMs's Cadillac also have demonstrated semi-autonomous...

  • TORONTO, Oct 17- Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted. Aphria tumbled 9 percent to C $7.21 in morning trading, after TMX Group Ltd said after the bell on Monday it would launch a review...

  • TORONTO, Oct 16- Canada's TMX Group Ltd, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law. The regulators did not prohibit marijuana firms with U.S. ties from listing in Canada, leaving room for any firms rejected by TMX...

  • An online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, who leads the Anti-Defense League's Arizona office said on Twitter that the costume trivializes Frank's memory. Anne Frank is known from the diary she wrote while in hiding from the Nazis during the war.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. The case stems from a lawsuit filed by states and the Obama administration in 2010 against American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of his tax plan this past week and claimed he was trying to keep the Obama health law's insurance markets afloat even as he took steps that could well sink them. A look at his statements on a grab-bag of hot topics spanning the economy, Iran, health care and the way he treats his subordinates:.

  • A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Officers' arms, walls and other objects can get in the way of body cameras, as they did in the New York City Police Department's fatal shooting of...

  • Oct 12- German battery maker Sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner with home builder Mandalay Homes to outfit 3,000 new Arizona homes with batteries to store the excess energy generated by their rooftop solar installations. Mandalay plans to build the homes in Prescott, Arizona with the batteries, which can cost between $10,000 and $20,000.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- President Donald Trump plans to name John Rood, a senior executive at defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp and a 20- year veteran of various government roles, as undersecretary of defense for policy, the Pentagon's No. 3 job, the White House said on Wednesday. Rood, an Arizona native, previously worked for arms maker Raytheon Inc and was a State...

  • LOS ANGELES— Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter. Still, California's Department of Motor Vehicles formally proposed rules Wednesday that starting next year will govern how everyday people in the trend-setting state can get robocars. Traditional automakers...

  • WASHINGTON— Don't cry for Henry Kissinger. Here's a look at Trump's comments on that matter and more Tuesday as well as a misbegotten attempt by the White House to blame a Republican senator for the Iran nuclear deal. Henry Kissinger does not want to pay 116 percent increase in his premiums, but that's what's happening.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's latest recitation of his accomplishments is marked by empty boasts. His legislative achievements are notably thin, even as he speaks of historic achievements with Congress. And, no, Obamacare is not making life difficult for Henry Kissinger, as Trump implied.

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans and Democrats in Congress are pushing to exempt Puerto Rico from a federal law that prohibits foreign-flagged ships from shuttling goods between U.S. ports. "Until we provide Puerto Rico with long-term relief, the Jones Act will continue to hinder much-needed efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild from...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo and several groups are launching a campaign aimed at convincing skeptical Americans of what they say is the value and safety of driverless cars, as Congress considers how it will regulate the technology. The company said on Monday that it was teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the...

  • Bombardier sources more than half of the purchased content of the CSeries from the United States, according to the documents reported by Reuters on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday proposed a 79.82 percent antidumping duty after a preliminary finding that the jets were sold below cost. Bombardier's Learjet business unit headquarters also...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— New Jersey's largest city sued several opioid manufacturers, claiming they engaged in deceptive advertising practices and made false claims that "created a public nuisance" and unjustly enriched the companies. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages on Friday. According to the lawsuit, the majority of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Sept. 21 collision of a civilian drone and a U.S. Army UH-60 helicopter east of Staten Island, New York, as concerns mount over the rising number of unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace. The Army is conducting a mishap investigation, the agency said. Earlier this year, the U.S. Federal...

  • BOSTON— The Latest on lawsuits against Insys Therapeutics Inc.:. New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino said that "the conduct alleged in our lawsuit is nothing short of evil." Arizona sued Insys in August, and Illinois reached a $4.5 million settlement with the company.