Couple in US illegally killed speeding away from agents

Couple Killed Fleeing Immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A husband and wife in the country illegally were fleeing U.S. immigration...


BofA said to seek some margin loan sales after Steinhoff loss

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Bank of America Corp. is offloading some margin loans after losing $292 million on soured credit to the former chairman of Steinhoff International Holdings, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The bank has reached out to rival lenders, looking to sell some riskier...


Google pours $300 million into effort to aid news publishers

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Google is making its grandest overture to the news business yet. Alphabet Inc.‘s search giant is providing a new suite of tools to help media publishers grow subscriptions, advertising sales and readership -- an attempt to resuscitate an industry the search giant helped...


Fed keeps stress-test clamp on banks amid Dodd-Frank rewrite

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The financial industry has been jubilant since the Senate passed a GOP rollback of banking rules last week. But even if the Dodd-Frank overhaul clears the House, U.S. lenders will remain inside a cage built by the Federal Reserve. That’s because the bill, sponsored by Senate...


Amazon said to consider buying some Toys 'R' Us stores

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys “R” Us Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation. The online giant isn’t interested in maintaining the Toys “R” Us brand, but has considered...


First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady. The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some...


UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify in data misuse case

Facebook Expansion

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections. The request comes amid reports that a U.K.-based company...


Indexes rise a day after a stumble, but Facebook falls again

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as energy companies climb with oil prices and banks move up along with interest rates. The market was recovering some of its losses from a day ago. Other sectors including health care and industrials are also bouncing back. Technology stocks are mostly...


Tom Berman named news director for US Central region

AP Appointment-Central News Director

CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as regional news director for the central United States, a new position overseeing AP’s journalism and news operations across media formats in 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest. The appointment was announced Tuesday by...


Investigators suspect FedEx bomb is tied to Austin bombings

Deadly Package Explosion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries. Hours later, police sent a hazardous materials team to a FedEx...


Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a...

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