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Today in History Today is Saturday, April 20, the 110th day of 2019. There are 255 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 2...

Business Highlights

___ Once-counterculture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream LOS ANGELES (AP) — Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry are embrac...

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case. ...

American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." NASA astronaut ...

Amazon to close its online retail operation in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American e-commerce giant Amazon announced on Wednesday (April 17) the company is shutting down its online marketplace that sells Chinese products to local customers. Market...

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

BEIJING (AP) — Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work 12-hour days, six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a public debate ove...

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant ...

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for ...

Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicide

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The suicide of former President Alan Garcia has shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of th...

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to 'check your ride'

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles. The development comes several weeks after a University of South Carolin...

Google: Android users get browser, search options in EU case

LONDON (AP) — Google says it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ...

Samsung to inspect Galaxy Fold smartphone after reviewers report problems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean electronics giant Samsung said Thursday (April 18) it would “thoroughly inspect” the reports that some of its brand new Galaxy Fold smartphones br...

The Latest: Workers try to secure Notre Dame's structure

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Workers are securing the support structure abov...

Foxconn tycoon draws criticism after entering race for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Foxconn Tycoon Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) announcement on Wednesday, April 17, that he would enter the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, media outlets at home and abro...

France to hold daylong tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

PARIS (AP) — It's a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel...