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Lawsuit asks court to force Facebook to ban militias

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four people filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday demanding that Facebook prevent militias and hate groups from using the site, after a militia group used the platform...
Sep. 23, 2020

Kentucky attorney general plans news conference on grand jury report in Breonna Taylor's death at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general plans news conference on grand jury report in Breonna Taylor's death at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Sep. 23, 2020

Stocks fall on Wall Street as September churn continues

New York (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are falling Wednesday morning, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn. The S&P 500 was 0.6% lower after giving up an earlier...
Sep. 23, 2020

Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for...
Sep. 23, 2020

Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to...
Sep. 23, 2020

Covering the bases: Fenway Park expected as voting venue

BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet...
Sep. 23, 2020

Grand jury to present report in Breonna Taylor's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury in Kentucky is scheduled to present its findings to a judge in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor at the hands of police...
Sep. 23, 2020

The Latest: Fauci: Scientists may know about vaccine by Dec

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says by the end of this year government scientists should know whether they have a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. Fauci is among top...
Sep. 23, 2020

The Latest: Saudi's King Salman slams Iran in UN speech

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:45 a.m. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman used his speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday...
Sep. 23, 2020

Kentucky grand jury will present report on Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting to judge at 1:15 EDT Wednesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky grand jury will present report on Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting to judge at 1:15 EDT Wednesday.
Sep. 23, 2020

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf is apologizing for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. Scharf said in a memo released this...
Sep. 23, 2020

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step...
Sep. 23, 2020

Alabama prosecutors oppose jailed speaker's bid for leniency

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard doesn't deserve any reduction of his four-year prison sentence for ethics violations because he has not shown remorse and was...
Sep. 23, 2020

Stocks are mixed on Wall Street as September churn continues

New York (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed Wednesday morning, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn. The S&P 500 was 0.2% lower after giving up an earlier...
Sep. 23, 2020

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in Wednesday to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid...
Sep. 23, 2020

The Latest: Bosnia asks COVID-19 vaccine be available to all

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 9 a.m. The chairman of Bosnia’s three-member presidency is urging the world’s nations at their first...
Sep. 23, 2020

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New...
Sep. 23, 2020

Greece: EU to ready Turkey sanctions despite crisis thaw

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Wednesday that it still expects the European Union to approve sanctions against Turkey despite the two NATO members agreeing to restart talks on maritime...
Sep. 23, 2020

Vision 2020: Are the nation's voting systems secure?

Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer:...
Sep. 23, 2020

Woodward's 'Rage' sells 600,000 copies in first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's “Rage” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about President Donald Trump. Simon...
Sep. 23, 2020

The Latest: Germany foreign minister Maas in quarantine

BERLIN -- Germany’s foreign minister is quarantined after a bodyguard tested positive for the coronavirus. Heiko Maas’ ministry says an initial test on the minister was negative. The ministry says...
Sep. 23, 2020

Stocks are mixed on Wall Street as September keeps churning

New York (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading Wednesday, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn. The S&P 500 was 0.2% higher, but trading has...
Sep. 23, 2020

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence...
Sep. 23, 2020

Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’

Miranda July doesn’t seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don’t know who she is. There is no in between. Even...
Sep. 23, 2020

Germany: 8 more charged in Volkswagen diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal, which saw it sell cars fitted...
Sep. 23, 2020

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