'Folks back home' have varying views on N. Carolina LGBT law

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — In defending a law limiting protections for LGBT people, North Carolina's powerful Republican Senate leader recently said that "folks back home" couldn't understand the outcry that's included loud demonstrations, and dozens of arrests, over the law.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

Head of anti-fakes group closely tied to Alibaba, owns stock

SHANGHAI (AP) — When an influential anti-counterfeiting group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to join its ranks in April, the group said it was a collaborative move that would help stem the sale of fake goods for top companies such as Apple, Nike and Procter & Gamble.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press

Trump says his tax rate is no one's business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is refusing to disclose even what tax rate he pays until an IRS audit of his tax returns is complete.


Seminoles try to stop publication of gambling-trial document

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe of Florida, owner of Florida's largest casinos, is trying to get a federal judge to block the publication of information related to a trial that could upend their businesses and to seal a key deposition until it can be redacted.

  • Written by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press