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Policies that make the poor poorer

See if you can find the logic in this. A local government issues traffic fines to residents for infractions like not wearing a seat belt, expired registration tags or a broken taillight. If the fine isn’t promptly paid, then interest and penalties pile up, and a $50 or $100 ticket can quickly ...

‘Burning river’ loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River’s most infamous fire helped spawn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, artists and entrepreneurs have turned old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of Cleveland pride. “Everybody knows ...

Optimism over trade sends US stocks sharply higher

Potentially encouraging news on trade and interest rates put Wall Street in a buying mood Tuesday, driving the market to solid gains and sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average 350 points higher. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as investors welcomed news that the leaders of the ...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday’s outbreak and an ...

Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he’s asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Floodwaters rushing from the Bonnet Carre Spillway north ...

Lottery

The winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 8-7 Wild: 8 Day Pick 3: 6-5-9 Wild: 8 Day Pick 4: 5-9-0-3 Wild: 8 Day Pick 5: 8-3-9-1-5 Wild: 8 Night Pick 2: 0-0 Wild: 5 Night Pick 3: 6-7-6 Wild: 5 Night ...

Pirates’ rally falls short of Tigers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christin Stewart’s sped his thinking up and slowed down his feet, helping the Detroit Tigers end a four-game losing streak in the process. Stewart was on first with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning of a tie game on Tuesday night when Brandon Dixon hit a ...

Phillies rained out once again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two consecutive rainouts — and one batting practice injury for Max Scherzer — have thrown the Washington Nationals’ pitching plans into question. The Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies were rained out Tuesday after a nearly two-hour delay, the teams’ second ...

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on ...

Shania Twain set to party again in Vegas

NEW YORK (AP) — Since Shania Twain launched her first residency in Las Vegas seven years ago, Sin City has been invaded with contemporary pop stars, from Lady Gaga to Drake to Christina Aguilera, jumping on the residency trend. Even Cardi B has plans for a short-term Vegas residency this ...