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  • States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections. The only way to go was up. In 2016, amid Russian meddling, federal officials first were accused of being too tight-lipped on intelligence about possible hacking into state systems and later criticized […]
  • Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California-based startup has announced big plans to go small as it reaches into space, rocketing satellites the size of loaves of bread into orbit from Virginia. The endeavor reflects increasing demand from companies and governments alike to monitor ships, crops and the weather from space. Rocket Lab said Wednesday it […]
  • Taxi drivers in Warsaw protest unlicensed Uber drivers

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven slowly through Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, causing traffic jams as they protested low wages and competition from unlicensed companies like Uber. Some drivers came from other Polish cities for the protest Thursday in front of the Justice Ministry, where they demanded new regulations that […]
  • 4 tax breaks for teachers

    The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers’ tax bills. 1. Educator Expense Deduction WHAT IT IS: […]
  • European and Asian leaders seek to boost trade, security

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout “to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that put millions of jobs at risk” and the threat of climate change, a top European official said Thursday. European Council President Donald Tusk spoke in Brussels as he opened the Asia-Europe summit, which brought […]
  • London’s black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

    LONDON (AP) — London’s black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light. London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets of […]
  • Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room […]
  • World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

    BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly dipped on Thursday on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX shed 0.1 percent to 11,704 and the CAC 40 in France gained 0.4 percent to 5,163. Britain’s FTSE 100 was […]
  • Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction

    Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his “Girl With Balloon” at a London auction was supposed to have been complete. The video shows the famously anonymous artist constructing the shredding mechanism inside an ornate frame and pushing a button in a black box to activate the destruction […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump misses on storms, science, clean air

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump in his interview with The Associated Press said he has “a natural instinct for science.” But what he said about hurricanes, clean air and climate doesn’t quite get the science right. More than a dozen scientists, economists and climate negotiators pointed out where his comments didn’t fit with the […]