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City leaders: Smollett owes Chicago $130K for investigation

City leaders: Smollett owes Chicago $130K for investigation

CHICAGO — City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote his career.
S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean nuclear diplomacy.
Baltimore mayor says her $500K book deal was a 'mistake'

Baltimore mayor says her $500K book deal was a 'mistake'

Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and offered apologies for "any lack of confidence or disappointment" citiz
Cannabis banking bill advances in US House committee

Cannabis banking bill advances in US House committee

DENVER — Legislation that would provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses passed a U.S. House committee on Thursday.
Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.
Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax break, hurting Airbus

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax break, hurting Airbus

GENEVA — Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus.

American Airlines suspends service to Venezuela indefinitely

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is indefinitely suspending flights to Venezuela as political turmoil and unrest continues to grip the country.

US charges Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination

NEW YORK — The federal government charged Facebookwith high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing a
Wells Fargo CEO Sloan steps down after rocky tenure

Wells Fargo CEO Sloan steps down after rocky tenure

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo's CEO Tim Sloan stepped down Thursday, after a rocky tenure during which the deeply troubled bank dealt with a seemingly unending wave of scandals.
$768M Powerball winner bought ticket in Milwaukee suburb

$768M Powerball winner bought ticket in Milwaukee suburb

NEW BERLIN, Wis. — A single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the estimated $768.4 million jackpot — the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history — was sold in a Milwaukee suburb, Wisconsin Lottery officials said Thursday.