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Connecticut hotel workers train to spot human trafficking

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:03pm

A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference. Hospitality workers are being trained to detect and report human trafficking when they suspect the illegal activity is going on where they work.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:57am

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:43am

Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come.

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:43am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

Utah's Park City introduces all-electric bus system

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:14am

The Utah mountain resort community Park City has introduced an all-electric, zero-emission bus system.

Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:50am

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS Inc. engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at an Ohio distribution center.

Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:43am

A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper.

Britain's Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users' accounts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:45am

Britain's Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users' accounts.

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:40am

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress.

Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:35am

A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld.

8 coal miners killed in Colombia from underground blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:35am

At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia.

Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:12am

To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps.

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:12am

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:30am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the most important principle for journalists is to avoid upsetting those featured in their articles and television broadcasts.

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:23am

A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

Jim Drinkard and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:34am

President Donald Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they're not.

Italian PM 'guarantees' savers' accounts in 2 troubled banks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:10am

Italy's premier says holders of accounts in two troubled Italian banks will have their savings guaranteed despite insolvency proceedings.

Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

Andrew Taylor and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:21am

Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office. The nuts and bolts of legislation and the maddening, unpredictable ways and rhythms of Congress can seem foreign to him. Most of his top advisers have little Washington experience — and it's showed.

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:13am

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.