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Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in i... Full Story

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  • Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill
    Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.

  • Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul
    Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics.

  • Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
    Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors.

  • LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'
    LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he wants to make amends with the Democratic legislator he targeted in an obscene voicemail message, but he tweeted that any reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerted.

  • North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather
    North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

    RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

  • Victim of prep school sex assault: I'm no longer ashamed

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday that she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others.

  • 911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that "he said there were a lot of dead people."

  • Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying
    Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation.

  • Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers
    Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes.

  • 11 freshmen victims in alleged Oregon hazing, coach charged

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A volunteer football coach and six players for a small town Oregon high school team face criminal charges for a hazing initiation in which 11 freshmen at a summer training camp had intimate parts of their bodies "aggressively targeted," a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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