• Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls. The group said it sent back the money in late May after the donor had asked that the gift be...

  • Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness...

  • Donna Karan stepping down as chief designer for her company

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation. She'll remain a close adviser, according to a company statement released Tuesday. Karan, 66,...

  • Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian couple who...

  • Saving Sweet Briar makes good, and better, on rescue plan

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — The nonprofit group that led the drive to save Sweet Briar College says it has delivered $5 million to the women's school. Saving Sweet Briar Inc. says it delivered the first installment Tuesday under a mediated rescue plan to keep the school open during the...

  • Ted Cruz turns 'Simpsons' jobseeker; he'll take any part

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Cruz wants to be president, but he's got another job in mind as well: voice actor for "The Simpsons." In a tongue-in-cheek BuzzFeed video posted Tuesday, the Republican senator from Texas says he's auditioning to replace "The Simpsons" cast member Harry Shearer,...

  • Tulsa judge says grand jury can review sheriff's operations

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday. District Judge Rebecca Nightingale ordered a grand jury to...

  • Judge nixes bridge lane-closing suit against Christie allies

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013, but an attorney for the plaintiffs vowed Tuesday to file an amended complaint. The...

  • Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital. Richard J. Griffin, who has led the inspector general's office since January 2014, said he is retiring...

  • Shell secures new authorization in pursuing Arctic drilling

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday issued a letter of authorization allowing for the possible...

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