Nation/World

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas-8

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston...

National

Republican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Just two Republican lawmakers will be allowed to review classified information about a confidential FBI source who aided the investigation into the Trump campaign at a meeting Thursday with Justice Department and intelligence officials, a White House...


National

Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety

School Shooting Texas-4

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week’s shooting near Houston, “We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children.” The governor called the meetings after...


National

Clint Walker, star of TV's 'Cheyenne,' dies at age 91

Obit Clint Walker

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western “Cheyenne,” has died. Walker’s daughter Valerie Walker tells The Associated Press that her father died Monday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Grass Valley, California at age 91. The...


National

Lawmakers pick successor to disgraced attorney general

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Legislature on Tuesday appointed Barbara Underwood interim attorney general two weeks after Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned as the state’s top legal chief amid allegations he physically abused four women he dated. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that 190...


National

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

SpaceX

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific...


Business , National

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon-Facial Recognition

SEATTLE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy advocates are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to “easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone.”...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


World

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

AP Explains European Data Privacy Examples-2

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s...


Business , National

Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

Women and Weed

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to...


Business , National

Stocks sink late as smaller companies and industrials fade

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...


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