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  • In this image made from video provided by NASA, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky holds a mini satellite before launching it by hand from the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (NASA via AP)

    Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world’s first satellite made almost entirely with a 3-D printer on Thursday. In total, Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ended up releasing five nanosatellites by hand. One by one, the tiny craft — no more than 1 to 2 feet in size — tumbled […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a white-nationalist rally. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday in an internal memo obtained by The Associated […]
  • This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla., the Twitter app displayed on a smartphone, PayPal headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and the Facebook app displayed on an iPad. It took a violent rally to get tech companies, such as these and others, to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. (AP Photo)

    Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such […]
  • FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The Wisconsin Assembly plans to approve a $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state. The incentive package up for a vote Thursday, Aug. 16, 2017, would be the largest in state history and the biggest to a foreign company in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

    The Latest: Wisconsin Assembly passes $3B Foxconn bill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin state Assembly debate of the $3 billion Foxconn bill (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a $3 billion tax break package for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group. The bipartisan vote Thursday now sends the bill to the Senate, where it […]
  • The Latest: France issues list of products with tainted eggs

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the scandal in Europe over eggs, poultry and egg products contaminated with the pesticide Fipronil (all times local): 6:15 p.m. France’s government, facing pressure for more transparency amid Europe’s egg scandal, has released a list of products pulled from supermarkets because they were made with pesticide-tainted eggs. The […]
  • JetBlue says crew members sickened by nail polish remover

    NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue Airways says fumes from nail polish remover caused two crew members to become ill on a flight from Boston to Charleston, South Carolina. Airline spokesman Doug McGraw said Thursday that the employees asked to be checked out after Wednesday’s flight landed in Charleston, and they were later released from a […]
  • FILE - This file image provided by HBO shows John Oliver on the set of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the hacking group OurMine took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including for the “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver shows. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP, File)

    HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver’s show. The group posted that “we are […]
  • 3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook. Three charities announced Thursday that they were canceling fundraisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, a sign the president’s business is starting to suffer backlash from his comments Tuesday about the […]
  • Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers’ coffee with Windex and dish soap. Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. She pleaded guilty in February to adulteration of food with intent […]
  • Venezuelan Constitutional assembly delegate and Leader of Venezuela's ruling socialist party Diosdado Cabello, center, and fellow delegate Pedro Carreno, left, leaf over their papers as they leave the General Prosecutors office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Cabello is alleging that the husband and close aides of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega ran a multi million dollar extortion ring. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker’s arrest

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s high court issued an arrest order for the ousted chief prosecutor’s husband Thursday after authorities accused him of running a $6 million extortion ring, a ruling promptly denounced by government critics as a move aimed at silencing opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The government-stacked Supreme Court also announced it was […]
  • Ex-Esurance worker alleges discrimination in South Dakota

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Esurance call center worker in South Dakota is suing the insurance company alleging discrimination and harassment because he’s Jewish. The Argus Leader reports that Brandon Marshall filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday. Marshall claims his supervisor called him a “whiny Jew” for reporting an injury and that a human […]
  • FILE - This file photo from July 29, 2016, shows the gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland. The museum and memorial site appears to have weighed in on the debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the outpouring of anti-Semitic and racially charged hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The state museum wrote Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, on Twitter: "One of the hardest lessons for us today. Perpetrators were people. They accepted an ideology that rationalized and promoted hatred & evil." (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

    Amid US racial divisions, Auschwitz memorial issues warning

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau is weighing in on the anti-Semitic and racially charged violence that has erupted in the United States, noting that hatred comes from people who promote it. The state museum, which preserves the site of the former Nazi German death camp, wrote Thursday on Twitter: “One of […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, "For Sale" signs are stacked up outside a complex of townhouses in Houston. On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.89 percent from 3.90 percent last week. While historically low, that’s still above last year’s average of 3.65 percent. The benchmark rate stood at 3.43 percent a year ago. The […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, a wallet containing cash and a Visa card is displayed in Surfside, Fla. Peers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    Peer pressure, applied well, boosts financial health

    When you’re training for a fitness goal, a workout buddy can be your best asset. She’s the one who cheers you on good days and pushes you on bad days. When you’re working to reach a financial goal, friends can be equally helpful. Peers can influence how much you save for retirement, determine when you […]
  • This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a U.S. Border Patrol car that had been sprayed with manure in Alburgh, Vt. Mark Johnson is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

    Best weird AP news: ‘Jorts-wearing bandit,’ Denture-seeker

    LUCKY CARROT: ALBERTA WOMAN FINDS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S LOST RING CAMROSE, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe […]