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  • Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

    LONDON (AP) — Claudio Belotti knows he cut the denim that became the jeans Meghan Markle wore on one of her first outings as the fiancee of Britain’s Prince Harry. That’s because he cuts all of the fabric for Hiut Denim Co., a 7-year-old company that makes jeans in Cardigan, Wales. Belotti is a craftsman […]
  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

    Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake domains […]
  • States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the […]
  • FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it’s unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI looked into hacks involving David Min in the 45th Congressional District […]
  • Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

    For years, Tesla’s board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to huge stock price increases. Now, given Musk’s recent questionable behavior, experts say it’s time for the board to step onstage and take action on the company’s leadership. The list of Musk’s […]
  • Whitmer names ‘tech guru’ Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a “tech guru” who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old Gilchrist has been executive director of the school’s new Center […]
  • Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump talked up the importance of teaching children positive cyber habits Monday on the same morning that her husband sent tweets deriding current and former U.S. officials, including one message referring to a former CIA director as a “political hack.” Asked about the contradictory messages, the first lady’s office said […]
  • Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent in morning trading to 22,273.82 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.9 percent to 2,268.16. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.5 percent to […]
  • A dog’s life: fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

    PRAGUE (AP) — When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. Hasek was surprised, thinking his dog led a healthy lifestyle. To solve the mystery, he strapped a Fitbit to Darwin and discovered he was actually only active in his presence. […]
  • Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal […]