Chaffetz' iPhone gaffe lands him well-funded Utah challenger

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Jason Chaffetz has strolled to four easy re-election wins in his Republican-friendly Utah congressional district, but now he’s facing a surprising challenge from a Democratic political newcomer who raised nearly a half...

Running for president? Some states want tax returns public

AP Photo/Julio Cortez HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers in nearly half the states want to add a requirement for presidential candidates: Show us your tax returns. The issue has dogged President Donald Trump, who became the first presidential candidate in modern times to refuse to...

Auto industry backs commitment to fuel economy amid doubts

AP Photo/Alex Brandon DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Just because President Trump may weaken U.S. fuel economy requirements, don’t expect gas guzzlers like the giant 13 mpg Hummer H1 to make a comeback. Executives from automakers and suppliers gathered at a conference outside...

Mythic creatures dance through Dublin on St. Patrick's Day

AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik DUBLIN (AP) — Performers dressed as colorful creatures from Irish myth and legend danced Friday down the chilly streets of Dublin as Ireland commemorated its national saint in a St. Patrick’s Day parade witnessed by hundreds of thousands....

Jackson gets rolling as Tar Heels top Tigers 103-64 in NCAAs

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson (44) reacts after making a three-point basket against Texas Southern during the first half in a first-round game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)...

The Latest: Rhode Island has early lead over Creighton

Rhode Island forward Kuran Iverson (23) pulls down a rebound against Creighton defender Marcus Foster (0) during a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater) The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA...

Man gets 25 years for shooting 2 cops in Ferguson protest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in the fallout over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison. Jeffrey Williams, 22, was found guilty in December of...

Chaffetz' iPhone gaffe lands him well-funded Utah challenger

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Jason Chaffetz has strolled to four easy re-election wins in his Republican-friendly Utah congressional district, but now he’s facing a surprising challenge from a Democratic political newcomer who raised nearly a half million dollars...

“Soda tax” stakes escalate in pivotal Philadelphia fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Less than three months into Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks, the stakes have escalated: Beverage makers say the measure is hurting sales so much they need to cut jobs, while city officials say the moves are a ploy to get the tax struck...

New ads show Marines as strong warriors and good citizens

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps is launching a new recruitment ad campaign meant to draw millennials by showing Marines as not only strong warriors but good citizens. “Battles Won” is the name of the campaign that includes TV ads and online clips of Marines...