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  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 21- Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees. The latest cuts to the division...

  • BALTIMORE— In a story June 19 about a doughnut shop ending its offer to give coupons to customers who reported workers shouting in foreign languages to management, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a photo of the sign was posted Monday on Twitter by a displeased customer. A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— A Nigerian man who masterminded a conspiracy to obtain millions in refunds from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in federal prison. Emmanuel Kazeem, 35, who also lived in Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced Wednesday in Eugene. An IRS criminal investigation found that Kazeem purchased more than 91,000 identities...

  • BEIJING, June 21- At least three U.S. coal shipments on their way to China may end up casualties of the escalating trade dispute after Beijing said it would impose steep tariffs that may kick in before the ships reach their destinations. Although 545 items on the list face higher tariffs starting July 6, Beijing did not specify when coal and the other remaining...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C. Despite being fired numerous times over drug allegations, he had worked as a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired in New...

  • BALTIMORE— A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management. The Baltimore Sun reports the sign in the store on West 41st Street was removed after it created a stir on social media. In a statement, Dunkin' Donuts said a general manager of the shop posted the sign "based on her...

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to approve GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has long categorized cannabis as a Schedule I drug, a category with "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." She moved from Maine to Colorado in 2014 so she could...

  • The Baltimore Sun reports the H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this year due to high demand for workers from multiple industries. Bill Sieling is the director of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association. Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com.

  • Journalists use umbrellas against the sun outside the U.S. Supreme Court on a day where the court handed a victory to Wisconsin Republicans who drew state electoral districts that helped entrench their party in power, but sidestepped a major ruling on whether parties have carte blanche to engage in the practice called partisan gerrymandering in Washington, June 18, 2018.

    Although SCOTUS sidestepped a potentially historic voting rights ruling on Monday, the issue could return as soon as next term, USA Today reports.

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Nike Inc. apologized after the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland said the similarities between a logo for a clothing line and the academy's historic seal are undeniable. The Washington Post reports the logo is a collaboration between Nike and Undefeated, a Los Angeles sportswear line. A Naval Academy spokeswoman said in a statement that the crest is...

  • MONTAUK, N.Y.— Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. However, an Associated Press investigation found the company was linked to some of the same practices it vowed to fight. The New York- based...

  • WASHINGTON— The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S.— a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "massive penalties" imposed on ZTE as part of what he described as "an historic...

  • MONTAUK, New York— Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. However, an Associated Press investigation found the company was linked to some of the same practices it vowed to fight.

  • NEW YORK— Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. Jack and Max Barber started a food truck called Mainely Burgers in 2012, selling burgers and fries at the beach in Scarborough, Maine, and the next year added a second truck in...

  • TAMPA, Fla./ NEW YORK, June 13- Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. When a single party has control of the process, the maps are less fair, "said Michael Li, senior counsel at the non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice and author of a report examining how the party in power draws electoral maps...

  • NEW YORK— Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president's top economic adviser, has suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday night. Kudlow was being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee...

  • NEW YORK— Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, suffered a "very mild" heart attack and was being treated at a military hospital, the White House said Monday. Kudlow was in good condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

  • ROCKVILLE, Md. _ Argan Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $4.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Rockville, Maryland- based company said it had net income of 31 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Policy Conference, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, on June 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Environmental Protection Agency emails show that Administrator Scott Pruitt's top aides were told to review public records releases under the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. Whether and how much of your Social Security benefit is taxed will be determined by "combined income." That's your adjusted gross income, plus any non-taxable interest, plus half your Social Security benefit.