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Business owners increasingly worry about payment fraud, survey finds

By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are increasingly concerned about payment fraud. That's according to a small business survey from regional bank KeyBank. Nearly 2,000 small-to-medium size business with annual revenue of less than $10 million were ...

Authorities across US grapple with a rash of violence in final days of spring

By MORGAN LEE Associated Press Communities across the country are grappling with a rash of violence in the final days of spring that included at least four mass shootings in one weekend, and continued Monday with stabbings outside an Indiana strip mall. On Saturday, a lone gunman opened ...

Federal appellate panel sends Michigan pipeline challenge to state court

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's lawsuit seeking to shut down part of a petroleum pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac belongs in state court, a federal appellate panel ruled Monday. The pipeline's operator, Enbridge Inc., moved the ...

Tens of thousands of Marylanders receive pardons for marijuana convictions

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore ordered more than 175,000 pardons for marijuana convictions on Monday, saying the "most sweeping state-level pardon in any state" will help reverse harms from the past caused by the war on drugs. During a news ...