Couple in US illegally killed speeding away from agents

Couple Killed Fleeing Immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A husband and wife in the country illegally were fleeing U.S. immigration...


Trump tariffs set off industry scramble for exemptions

Congress Commerce

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal,” the canning industry begged to disagree — and they were hardly alone. President Donald Trump’s...


Another blast rocks Austin, but unrelated to other bombings

Austin Bombings-8

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Emergency teams rushed Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Austin — this one at a Goodwill store — but police and federal authorities said the blast wasn’t related to recent bombings that have killed and injured people and caused panic across Texas’ capital for weeks....


Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended

Facebook Expansion

LONDON (AP) — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors...


The Latest: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower regrets work

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The whistleblower at the center of allegations that a U.K.-based company improperly used the personal data of some 50 million Facebook users to help...


Stock indexes end mostly higher, but Facebook sinks again

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again. Amazon led a rally among retailers, and it passed...


Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a...


First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names. “I am well aware that people are...


Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

APTOPIX Self Driving Vehicle Fatality

DETROIT (AP) — The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t needed. Police in Tempe, Arizona, say the female pedestrian walked in front of...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,803.61 Low: 24,650.64 Close: 24,727.27 Change: +116.36 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2716.94 +4.02 NYSE Index: 12,663.64 +12.18 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7364.30 +20.06 NYSE Amer Composite: 2456.58 +6.49 Russell 2000 Index: 1570.41 —0.16 Wilshire 5000...


A clamor grows over Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg's public silence about Facebook

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Facebook released a statement on Friday - in advance of bombshell media reports that a data analytics firm improperly accessed the personal information of its users - that was signed by its deputy general counsel and said it was suspending an organization from its...

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