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Shoppers get 3-day break from Ohio sales tax

The state’s sales-tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday. The measure is aimed at helping back-to-school shoppers cut the cost of clothing and school supplies.

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building at seen sunset in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Election could determine transgender case at Supreme Court

One of the court’s nine seats has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, and as many as three older justices could retire in the coming years. The sometimes-polarized court won’t decide what to do about the transgender bathroom case until around the election, and possibly months later.

Still image taken from video of Dylann Roof's initial court appearance.

Deputies: Man accused in church shooting assaulted

Dylan Roof has been housed in a South Carolina detention center since being captured a day after the June 17, 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church that killed nine black parishioners.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, model maker Spencer Burns, looks over a globe under construction inside a 5 axis vertical milling machine during a tour of Area 404, the hardware R&D lab, at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

The lab isn’t a factory for mass-producing smartphones or other consumer products. Rather, it’s where engineers will be working on some of the high-tech gadgetry needed for the company’s long-term plans to connect people.