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___ US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement ...

Twitter brings back election labels for 2020 US candidates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates. The company, which first used such labels for...

New Jersey attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement

The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at...

Rapper Saucy Santana shot, wounded in Florida drive-by

MIAMI (AP) — The rapper known as Saucy Santana said he was one of three people shot and wounded during a drive-by shooting near Miami early Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred a...

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like F...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 8, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio ...

Dozens feared dead in eruption of New Zealand volcano

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano on a New Zealand island erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five peop...

U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet. David Kaye, the U.N.'s spe...

Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious.

CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entre...

2-year old Arthur becomes star in UK Christmas ad tradition

LONDON (AP) — Little Arthur crawls out of bed in his red Marvel Comics pajamas, brushes his teeth and strolls outside after breakfast to his day job: helping out at the family hardware store in Rhayad...

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

LONDON (AP) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of li...

Russian student given suspended sentence for protest calls

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday handed a suspended sentence to a student vlogger on charges of inciting protests. Yegor Zhukov, 21, was arrested in August on accusations of ma...

Police: Rapper sucker-punched man during arcade altercation

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A rapper from Miami is accused of sucker-punching a 50-year-old man in front of his young son during a confrontation at a family arcade in South Florida. Courtney ...

Google bans Conservative Party YouTube ad with BBC material

LONDON (AP) — Google has taken down a U.K. Conservative Party ad on YouTube that used BBC news footage, days after Facebook took similar action on grounds that it infringed intellectual property right...

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen int...