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...


Amazon said to consider buying some Toys 'R' Us stores

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys “R” Us Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation. The online giant isn’t interested in maintaining the Toys “R” Us brand, but has considered...


First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady. The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some...


UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify in data misuse case

Facebook Expansion

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections. The request comes amid reports that a U.K.-based company...


Indexes rise a day after a stumble, but Facebook falls again

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as energy companies climb with oil prices and banks move up along with interest rates. The market was recovering some of its losses from a day ago. Other sectors including health care and industrials are also bouncing back. Technology stocks are mostly...


Tom Berman named news director for US Central region

AP Appointment-Central News Director

CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as regional news director for the central United States, a new position overseeing AP’s journalism and news operations across media formats in 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest. The appointment was announced Tuesday by...


Investigators suspect FedEx bomb is tied to Austin bombings

Deadly Package Explosion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries. Hours later, police sent a hazardous materials team to a FedEx...


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...


The Latest: Facebook shares under pressure again

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local): 9:51 a.m. Facebook is having one of its worst weeks as a publicly traded company with a share sell-off continuing for a second day. Britain’s Commissioner...


Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour

US Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran’s hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country’s image in the eyes of Americans. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman and heir to...


Facebook under pressure again, UK promises investigation

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is having one of its worst weeks as a publicly traded company with a share sell-off continuing for a second day. Britain’s Commissioner Elizabeth Denham told the BBC that she was investigating Facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of Cambridge...

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