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  • Woman accused of trying to help Islamic State denied bond

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of trying to plan terrorist attacks on social media leads a lonely life and sought companionship online, but she never posed a real threat, her attorney told a judge Friday. But federal magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph said the allegations against 45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais were concerning enough that […]
  • Foxconn closes on North American headquarters

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a downtown Milwaukee building to house its North American headquarters as it prepares to build a mammoth manufacturing complex 30 miles (50 kilometers) to the south. Foxconn purchased the seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual, which ceremonially turned over the keys to the Taiwanese company Friday. Foxconn executive […]
  • Federal officials: Prison cellphone jamming test a success

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials say they conducted a successful test earlier this year of a jamming technology some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones. A report obtained Friday by The Associated Press details the January 17 test of micro-jamming technology at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. […]
  • AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned. The AP confirmed that at least four former Cambridge Analytica […]
  • Lawsuit over white nationalist’s Twitter ban clears hurdle

    A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor’s favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter’s request to dismiss the suit, court […]
  • Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck ‘blind spots’

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory ‘blind spot’ safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers. Properly arranged mirrors normally ensure that truck drivers can see all areas in front of and beside their vehicles. But a series of fatal accidents in recent months has […]
  • X-rays and soy on front lines of US-China trade spat

    BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump is hiking the price of Chinese-made forklift trucks and X-ray machines for American buyers. They are part of a $50 billion list of Chinese exports targeted for a 25 percent tariff hike in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. The list of […]
  • A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods […]
  • UN report: Debris from missiles that hit Saudis from Iran

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has determined that debris from five ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia since July 2017 contained components manufactured in Iran and shared key design features with an Iranian missile, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report. But the U.N. chief said in the report to […]
  • AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T has completed its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner, one of the biggest media deals ever. A federal judge approved the combination just two days earlier over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers. The merger could shape the way consumers stream TV and movies and how […]