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.

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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

In major step, pope says he's willing to study women deacons

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry currently reserved to men.

  • Written by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press