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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders win West Virginia primaries

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Donald Trump has delivered on a promised blowout win in the heart of Appalachian coal country, even drawing symbolic support from West Virginians who can’t vote for him until November. Though Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the state, some conservative Democrats said they left the tops of their ballots blank in Tuesday’s primary, rebuking Clinton ...

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State: NY company’s $2 oil recycling fee was illegal

recycling fee, oil, New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Illegally tacking a $2 recycling fee onto every oil change is costing a New York-based automobile service station company tens of thousands of dollars in penalties. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces Wednesday a settlement with Binghamton-based Kost Tire Distributors Inc. for imposing an oil and filter recycling fee. Schneiderman says the company collected more than ...

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Oil falls after matching highest closing price of 2016

oil, stock market

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are falling Wednesday morning, a day after their biggest gain in two months. Office supply companies Office Depot and Staples are tumbling after a judge blocked their plans to merge. Consumer stocks are plunging after Macy’s slashed its profit forecast and reported a steep drop in earnings. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial ...

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Trump tickets sold out online ‘almost immediately’

Donald Trump, tickets

Tickets available to see Donald Trump speak at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference sold out Monday in a matter of minutes, officials said. Trump will deliver the keynote address at the North Dakota energy event on May 26 at the Bismarck Civic Center. The address from Trump is included in the conference’s general registration, but a special session pass to ...

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US stocks are mixed as oil and metals prices slide

stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed in midday trading Monday as the market comes off two weeks of losses. Drug companies are leading gains in the health care sector, but energy and materials companies are falling. The price of oil is down following a government shakeup in Saudi Arabia. Energy and metals prices are also falling because ...

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Obama signs legislation designating bison as national mammal

national mammal, bison

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bison has become the official national mammal of the United States under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday. Lawmakers spearheading the effort say the once nearly extinct icon deserves the elevated stature because of its economic and cultural significance in the nation’s history. Millions of bison once roamed the Great Plains. About ...

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