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  • 3.0-magnitude earthquake rattles parts of central Oklahoma

    LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) — A 3.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 1:50 p.m. Sunday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northwest of Langston, which is about 43 miles (69 kilometers) north-northwest of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 3 […]
  • German auto supplier opens $46.3 million plant in Alabama

    WOODSTOCK, Ala. (AP) — MöllerTech, a German auto supplier, has opened a $46.3 million plant in central Alabama. Company officials say 222 employees will be hired at the new supply plant by the end of 2019. reported the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently, just 16 months after the company announced it would build the […]
  • German economy minister heads to US with trade war looming

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy minister is heading to Washington with the message that American tariffs on European steel and aluminum could prompt a trade war, which would be in nobody’s interest. Before leaving Sunday, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told ARD television he wanted to prevent a “spiral” of measures and countermeasures. He says “I […]
  • Fire at exploded Texas chemical plant being allowed to burn

    CRESSON, Texas (AP) — A fire at a Texas chemical plant following an explosion last week is being allowed to burn itself out before authorities search for a missing worker who’s presumed dead. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Sunday that conditions at the 15,000-square-foot (1,400-square-meter) Tri-Chem Industries plant are “just too […]
  • ‘Black Panther’ tops box office for 5th straight weekend

    NEW YORK (AP) — Not since “Avatar” has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of “Black Panther.” Ryan Coogler’s comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron’s 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. The Disney release grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the […]
  • Prospects dim for congestion tolls in New York City

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The prospects for are worsening for the latest proposal to impose new tolls on motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as skeptical lawmakers balk at the plan. Earlier this year, a state panel had recommended tolls of up to $11 or more as a way to reduce gridlock while raising […]
  • Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has a problem it just can’t kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy. News reports that Facebook let the Trump-affiliated data mining firm Cambridge Analytica abscond with data from tens of millions of users mark the third […]
  • AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, […]
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers

    LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. A British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of misleading officials by downplaying the risk of users’ data being shared without their […]
  • Abu Dhabi signs $1.45B offshore deal with Total

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state oil company of the energy-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates says it has signed a deal worth $1.45 billion with French oil giant Total SA granting it stakes in offshore fields. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. made the announcement in a statement Sunday. It said […]
  • Fire at Manila hotel and casino kills at least 3 workers

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fire engulfed a hotel and casino in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing at least three employees, trapping two others and forcing the evacuation of more than 300 guests, some by helicopter, officials said. Police said it was unclear if the fire at the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino, which […]
  • Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power

    MOSCOW (AP) — A look at some of the significant dates in Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power as Russia’s president and prime minister: Dec. 31, 1999 — In a surprise address to the nation, President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation and makes Putin, the prime minister he appointed four months earlier, the acting president. […]
  • Lawmakers say UK should consider postponing Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said Sunday. The House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee said if major aspects of the […]
  • Grand Canyon pipeline breaks prompt more steps to save water

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim. Park officials say the park will remain in conservation mode until water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels. Under the […]
  • The Latest: Firm employed by Trump campaign tapped Facebook

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a data firm that worked with the Trump campaign, tapping Facebook profiles, (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social […]