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Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. More>>

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile Video included

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A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each. More>>

US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

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US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices. More>>

Cell phones, biometrics fuel jump in bank account ownership

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Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said, fueled by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. More>>

Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in morning trade

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U.S. stocks are broadly lower in early trading, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products. More>>

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

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A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. More>>

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

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An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. More>>

Teachers use social media in US uprisings, fight for funding

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The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. More>>

Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day

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Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day. More>>

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

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The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app. More>>

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

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Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage. More>>

Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to Sweden

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A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland. More>>

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

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The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place. More>>

Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

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Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie. More>>

Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

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NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 28th launch anniversary with peek into a wild stellar nursery. More>>

Global warming is mixing up nature's dinner time, study says

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A new study says that global warming is putting predators and prey, pollinators and plants more out of sync than ever. More>>

Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island

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Archaeologists on the German Baltic island of Ruegen have uncovered hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets that they say are linked to the era of the Danish King Harald Gormsson. More>>

Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

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The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument. More>>

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch. More>>

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

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Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. More>>

GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt's privacy booth

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An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending rules when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt's office. More>>

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

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Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system. More>>

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

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Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. More>>

Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

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A Los Angeles City Council committee has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. More>>

Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

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Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service as its empire and ambitions expand. More>>

Tiger reported running through streets of New York _ or not

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A false report of a tiger in the streets of Manhattan briefly causes a social media frenzy; it was a raccoon. More>>

WiFi network named 'remote detonator' prompts gym evacuation

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A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection reported finding one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. More>>

China: Qualcomm plan 'has difficulty' resolving concerns

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The Chinese government says Qualcomm Inc.'s plan for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors 'has difficulty' resolving concerns of anti-monopoly regulators. More>>

San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters

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San Francisco's city attorney has issued cease-and-desist orders to three companies that last month began deploying scooters in the city that is often at the forefront of tech innovation. More>>

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

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The British Parliament's media committee says Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he'll no longer testify at un upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner's office. More>>

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sets plans for Thailand

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to step up investments in Thailand. More>>

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

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The terrifying string of events on Flight 1380 brought out acts of bravery among passengers and crew and drew across-the-board praise for the pilot. More>>

Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

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U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses as investors size up the latest company earnings and deal news. More>>

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of internet tampering

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Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of subverting internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

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Head of a bison reserve in eastern Poland says that seven young female animals are traveling to Spain to help grow a herd there. More>>

The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away. More>>

The Latest: Rubio calls pick of new Cuba leader a 'charade'

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Cuba's legislature has opened a two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Raul Castro. More>>

Amazon partners with Best Buy on smart TVs, a "win-win"

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Amazon opens the door to potential customers overseas, cuts deal with Best Buy. More>>

Merkel condemns attack on 2 men wearing skullcaps in Germany

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Berlin police say two men wearing Jewish skullcaps were attacked and insulted by a group of three other men, who whipped one with a belt in an apparent anti-Semitic assault. More>>

Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says

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A Los Angeles councilman is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes. More>>

Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

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Iranian state TV says government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps. More>>

Launch delay for NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an early evening launch. More>>

TaskRabbit offline after security breach

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TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. More>>

Global stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

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Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher despite Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in worsening trade dispute. More>>

Netflix is proving to be a tough act for copycats to follow

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Netflix success in video streaming won't be easily duplicated by Spotify, other wanna-be clones. More>>

Online charter school heads back to court in funding case

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Ohio online charter school makes another appeal to the state Supreme Court over order to repay $60 million in state aid. More>>

Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says SpaceX will build a big, new rocket in the city's port. More>>

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

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A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane. More>>

Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

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Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge. More>>

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training Video included

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Through the looking glass: Arrest of black men is a blow to the inclusive image Starbucks has cultivated. More>>

Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing

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A Southwest Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport, and video from the scene appears to show a damaged engine. More>>

Egypt's mufti issues fatwa against buying Facebook 'likes'

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Egypt's top mufti issues fatwa, says buying Facebook 'likes' is prohibited under Islam because it's fraud, deception. More>>

Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft search case

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails the government as part of a drug trafficking investigation. More>>

Senator wants info on EPA chief's multiple email accounts

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The Republican chairman of a Senate committee is pressing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt over his use of multiple government email addresses. More>>

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

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U.S. stocks are moving solidly higher in early trading, adding to the market's gains from a day earlier. More>>

Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescope

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A key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope in Hawaii has been delayed. More>>

Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

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Microsoft is turning to a former rival, Linux, to improve the security of computing devices. More>>

NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

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NASA's newest spacecraft is about to embark on a two-year quest to find and identify mystery worlds thought to be lurking in our cosmic backyard. More>>

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

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US, UK accuse Russia of planting malware on internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

Russia blocks some Google, Amazon servers after Telegram ban

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Russia's communications watchdog says it is blocking access to the servers owned tech giants Google and Amazon in order to comply with a court order to block a popular messaging app. More>>

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

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Groundbreaking national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. More>>

Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

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Federal officials say a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an eastern Idaho nuclear site but there are no injuries and the public is not in danger. More>>

Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownership

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China's government has announced plans to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years. More>>

IT issue causes outage at supermarket chain in Australia

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Cash registers are working again at Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia. More>>

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

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A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win. More>>

How Facebook ads target you

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Facebook's business depends almost entirely on selling ads targeted at people with particular interests and demographics. More>>

Russian begins blocking messaging app Telegram

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Russia's communications watchdog has begun enforcing a nationwide ban for a popular messaging app. More>>

Leading elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies at 83

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Leading conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies at 83; raised hundreds of orphaned elephants. More>>

Estonia offers free genetic testing in nationwide experiment

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Estonia offers residents free genetic profiling, DNA tests in a trial scheme aimed minimizing risk for diseases and boosting healthier life. More>>

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

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One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan. More>>

Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says Video included

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Protests are planned at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested last week after store employees called 911 to say they were trespassing. More>>

Canadian pharmacy fined $34 million for illegal imports

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A Canadian online pharmacy is expected to be fined $34 million for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States. More>>

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

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U.S. stocks are broadly higher in early trading, with technology and health care companies posting solid gains. More>>

Backpage.com co-founder released from jail on a $1M bond

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A co-founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com who has been jailed for the last 10 days on charges of facilitating prostitution was released on a $1 million bond Monday. More>>

Video: YouTube shooter tells police she won't hurt anyone

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Newly released police video shows officers talking to a woman in her car hours before she opened fire at YouTube's California headquarters. More>>

Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court Video included

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A case before the Supreme Court could change the longstanding rule that businesses shipping merchandise to a state where it doesn't have a physical presence doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax. More>>

Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly assured lawmakers the company hasn't broken its 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to overhaul its privacy practices, but didn't know if it had been fined. More>>

Shares in ad giant WPP fall amid breakup speculation

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WPP shares fell as much as 5.6 percent as investors speculated that the world's biggest advertising company will be broken up after the resignation of CEO Martin Sorrell. More>>

EU wants Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

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The European Union is calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come testify at the legislature of the 28-nation bloc about the widening data breach scandal at his company. More>>

Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty, will testify against others

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The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel.". More>>

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

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A new study says that important Atlantic Ocean circulation is weakening to record slow speeds due to global warming. More>>

Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable

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The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable. More>>

The Latest: Radioactive material washed off 3 firefighters

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U.S. officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes knowing the exact contents of similar barrels difficult. More>>

APNewsBreak: 3-state online poker pool to debut May 1

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Internet poker players in three states will be able to face off against each other on May 1, in the long-awaited expansion of online gambling to involve multi-state pools. More>>

Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

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A Russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. More>>

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

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Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms. More>>

Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested Video included

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Starbucks' CEO says he wants to apologize personally to the black men arrested at one of his Philadelphia stores, prompting accusations of racism on social media. More>>

Tesla, Feds clash over release of fatal crash information

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Electric car maker Tesla has been booted from the group investigating a fatal crash in California that involved a Tesla SUV and the company's Autopilot system. More>>

Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

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Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued Tuesday. More>>

The Latest: Spokeswoman says Trump still wants Syria exit

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A group of Russian politicians has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose mood they describe as good a day after Western airstrikes. More>>

Panel tackles lack of high-speed internet in Indian Country

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Two western senators want to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has enabled schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as a way to close the digital divide in American Indian communities. More>>

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain Video included

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President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S., France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria. More>>

Police chief: Officers did nothing wrong in Starbucks arrest Video included

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Videos showing two black men handcuffed and removed from a Philadelphia Starbucks have drawn outrage and prompted police investigation. More>>

Procrastinators rejoice: There's still time to file taxes

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File now and file fast _ tips for last-minute tax filers. More>>

Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

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Q&A: The U.S. post office, Amazon and the task force President Trump has authorized. More>>

Defiant Syrians say West hasn't shaken their resolve

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Hundreds of Syrians gather at landmark squares in the capital, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs in defiance after airstrikes. More>>

The Latest: Russia: Missiles aimed at Syrian air base downed

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President Donald Trump is set to address the nation Friday night amid anticipation of a retaliatory strike for an apparent Syrian chemical weapon attack last week. More>>

Fossil finger points to early humans entering Saudi Arabia

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An ancient human finger bone found in Saudi Arabia provides a new clue about when and how our species migrated out of Africa. More>>

Process no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

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The Philadelphia 76ers open Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday. More>>

With new CEO, VW shifts focus from scandal to future tech

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German automaker Volkswagen is creating a new management structure it says will enable faster decision-making as autonomous and electric cars transform the industry. More>>

The Latest: McCabe lawyer may file defamation suit vs. Trump

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President Donald Trump is slamming fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter, saying McCabe "LIED! LIED!". More>>

Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel group

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Outrage and pictures of blouses have sprouted across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. More>>

Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms Video included

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Facebook's Zuckerberg says he knows what it means to have personal information compromised by malicious outsiders - and he acknowledges that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable". More>>

Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

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Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal. More>>

Is Facebook regulation 'inevitable'? Not so fast

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Is Facebook regulation 'inevitable'? Not so fast. More>>

Trump signs law weakening shield for online services Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a new law aimed at curbing sex trafficking. More>>

Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

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Facebook says it will stop spending money to fight a proposed California ballot measure aimed at increasing data privacy. More>>

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

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The battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some momentum in southern Tanzania, where killings are declining and some populations are showing signs of recovery. More>>

'Um... no': Zuckerberg protects his own privacy in testimony Video included

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'Um... no': Zuckerberg protects his own privacy in testimony. More>>

Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected users

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Facebook has begun alerting some users that their data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. More>>

Asian stocks mostly up after Wall Street finishes higher

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US stocks are adding to their big gains earlier this week as banks and technology and industrial companies climb. More>>

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

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The battle to save Africa's elephants from poachers appears to be gaining momentum after catastrophic losses in recent years. More>>

Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty to state, US charges

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The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" is pleading guilty to California money-laundering charges and agreeing to cooperate in prosecuting the site's creators. More>>

10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

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Ten finalists in a contest to make money from carbon dioxide pollution announced, will share $5 million in prize money. More>>

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

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Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions. More>>

The Latest: Reddit says it banned 944 suspicious accounts

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Is Facebook really changing? Or just making small adjustments to its data-collection practices?. More>>

California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations

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An environmental group says oil and gas companies drilling off the coast of Southern California violated state regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years. More>>

The Latest: Zuckerberg ends Day 2 of grilling by Congress Video included

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back on Capitol Hill. More>>

Is Facebook really changing? Or just trimming its data haul?

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Is Facebook really changing? Or just making small adjustments to its data-collection practices?. More>>

Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri. More>>

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

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Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. More>>

Girl's anti-bullying plea gets support from Hugh Jackman

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A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl's video appeal to stop bullying is getting support from around the world, including from "The Wolverine" actor Hugh Jackman. More>>

'Roseanne' star Emma Kenney seeking help for her 'battles'

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"Roseanne" actress Emma Kenney says she's taking a break from social media and Los Angeles and will seek "treatment for my battles". More>>

Trump tweets about conspiracies he sees behind challenges

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Trump points to conspiracies in the challenges facing his administration. More>>

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

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SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments for NASA arrives at International Space Station. More>>

Mitzi Shore, whose club was a comedy mecca, dies at 87

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Mitzi Shore, owner of the Los Angeles club the Comedy Store and one of the most influential figures in stand-up for four decades, has died. More>>

Hino, VW partner on hybrids, autonomous drive, technology

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Hino Motors, Toyota's group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany are working together in a partnership on various technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. More>>

Put your paws up: Detroit-area police department adds cat

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Detroit-area police department adds cat to the force after reaching Twitter milestone. More>>

Asian shares mixed as markets mull Fed, geopolitical risk

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US stocks are opening lower after they rallied a day earlier on signs trade tensions between the US and China were easing. More>>

UN holds meeting on curbing greenhouse emissions from ships

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The U.N. maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships. More>>

Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it? Video included

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Apologizing for Facebook failures in light of harvesting of users' private data, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says social media giant is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in federal probe of Russian election interference. More>>

The Latest: Ryan's wife happy _ and tearful _ he's quitting

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A spokesman for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will serve out his term before retiring in January. More>>

The Latest: Trump's national security team meets on Syria

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After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump says missiles "will be coming.". More>>

Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear a suit to Congress testimony Video included

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Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear a suit. More>>

As Ryan steps aside, Democrat "Iron Stache" feels a tailwind Video included

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With Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan deciding against re-election, the focus turns to other Republicans who could run for his southeast Wisconsin congressional seat. More>>

German spy chief says wouldn't trust Facebook with his data

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Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he wouldn't trust Facebook with his data. More>>

Commentator loses 2nd job after Parkland survivor tweet

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A conservative commentator who tweeted about using "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting has lost a second St. Louis broadcast job. More>>

Apple co-founder closing Facebook account in privacy crisis Video included

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. More>>

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California. More>>

Feds: Backpage.com made $500M from prostitution-related ads

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The owners of the classified advertising site Backpage.com, are charged in a federal indictment with ignoring warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution. More>>

Global shares fall back following gains on upbeat trade talk

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Asian shares mixed following gains driven by conciliatory remarks by China's president on trade issues. More>>

TV host resigns after threatening school shooting survivor

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A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station. More>>

Asian shares meander following gains on upbeat trade talk

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US stocks jump after Chinese President Xi Jinping makes conciliatory remarks on trade, easing the market's fears about a US-China trade dispute. More>>

Facebook puts ads on pages illegally selling animal parts

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Facebook is being accused of violating its responsibilities as a publicly traded company by failing to stop illicit traders using its service for illegal activity. More>>

Vietnam activist sentenced to 13 years on subversion charges

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A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 13 years in prison after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. More>>

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

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Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. More>>

Hardly 'friends': Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy Video included

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After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public. More>>

China president's conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

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President Xi Jinping has promised to cut China's auto import tariffs and ease restrictions on foreign ownership in its auto industry as part of market-opening measures. More>>

Bills guard Richie Incognito set to retire after 11 seasons

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Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito texts The Associated Press he's "done," amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons. More>>

AP Explains: US targets heart of China's economic blueprint

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President Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on technology imports from China strikes at the heart of Beijing's state-led blueprint for prosperity and restoring the nation's greatness. More>>

Markets Right Now: Stocks surge as China trade tensions ease

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Signs of easing trade tensions between China and the U.S. are sending stocks sharply higher on Wall Street. More>>

Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

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Facebook will start notifying users Monday if their data might have ended up with Cambridge Analytica. More>>

Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear a suit for Congress testimony Video included

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Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear a suit. More>>

Zuckerberg prepares another apology _ this time to Congress Video included

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting privately with lawmakers on Monday ahead of his first time testifying on Capitol Hill. More>>

China's president offers US possible trade concessions

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President Xi Jinping has promised to cut China's auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology. More>>

Walker accuses Wisconsin Democrats of 'anger and hatred'

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is accusing Democrats of being driven by 'anger and hatred,' a line of attack the two-term incumbent began emphasizing last week that his opponents say more accurately reflects the tactics of President Donald Trump. More>>

Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

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Facebook is displaying advertisements on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals. More>>

Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube

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A coalition of child advocates and consumer groups is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's YouTube service for improperly collecting kids' data and targeting ads to them. More>>

Asian stocks mostly rise as investors weigh trade war fears

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US stocks are rising as technology and industrial companies recover some of their losses from last week, but other global stock indexes are mixed as investors worry about the possibility of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. More>>

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

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Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms. More>>

Prosecutors: Backpage.com made millions in prostitution ads

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The founders of Backpage.com have been indicted in what authorities say was a scheme to facilitate prostitution by running ads for sexual services. More>>

Saudi crown prince visits France, seeks strategic partner

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The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is making his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of the conservative kingdom. More>>

China state media say 4 popular news apps suspended

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Chinese state media say four popular news apps have been temporarily removed from the Android store following an order from regulators to tighten control over the spread of information. More>>

The Latest: Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear suit in Congress Video included

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is establishing an independent election research commission that will look into the effects of social media on elections and democracy. More>>

Quintuplets born at Phoenix hospital are 'angels'

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The parents of quintuplets born in Phoenix last month are praising the health care staff who helped them welcome five healthy babies into the world. More>>

Fugitive who announced 2 killings on social media found dead

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Authoriites: Fugitive who announced Tennessee killings of his mother and a friend on social media has been found dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot _ hundreds of miles away in Mississippi. More>>

Officials: Didn't know of flood risk from dams during Harvey

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Houston-area officials tell congressional committee they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You'll know soon

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Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? Facebook will let you know starting Monday. More>>

Facebook suspends Canadian firm amid data mining scandal

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Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining firm accused of obtaining data from 87 million Facebook users to sway elections. More>>

Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

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Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing Backpage.com and its affiliated websites. More>>

Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

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Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket. More>>

Hockey bus crash victims include respected coach, captain

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Junior hockey players and others were en route to a crucial playoff game on Friday when a tractor-trailer slammed into their chartered bus, killing 15 and sending shock waves through a small Canadian town. More>>

Woman sues Idaho fertility doctor for using his own sperm

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A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering though an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her. More>>

Samsung Electronics estimates 56 percent jump in profit

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Samsung Electronics says its first-quarter operating profit likely jumped 56 percent to a record high. More>>

Russian authorities asks court to block messaging app

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Russia's communications watchdog it has asked the court to block access to a popular messaging app. More>>