Why you still can't ditch your cable box

NEW YORK (AP) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.

CableBox

  • Written by By TALI ARBEL , AP Business Writer

US conservatism expands to final frontier: City Hall

DENVER (AP) — For decades, a well-funded conservative group has helped state lawmakers across the U.S. write legislation to rein in unions, expand charter schools and lower taxes.

ALEC

  • Written by By NICHOLAS RICCARDI , Associated Press

House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Demand overseas keeps Mustang on top despite lower US sales

DETROIT (AP) — On any given day this summer, you might find 97-year-old Lennart Ribring driving his 2016 Ford Mustang GT on a winding road near his home in Sweden. Or you might see Chris Fitzpatrick polishing his 1967 Mustang convertible in Auckland, New Zealand. Guo Xin might be working on a Mustang in his car repair shop in Beijing, while in England, a happy bride and groom drive off in a Mustang GT California Special.

Mustang

  • Written by By DEE-ANN DURBIN , AP Auto Writer

Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press