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AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:48pm

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tussled on a Miami stage Wednesday night in the opening debate of the 2020 campaign, with 10 more on tap Thursday.

Zuckerberg says company 'evaluating' deepfake video policy

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:02pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake" videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips.

AP Explains: What happens when migrants arrive at US border

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:08pm

The harrowing photo of a drowned toddler and her father along the Rio Grande has illustrated the risks migrants are willing to take to reach the U.S., even as increasingly hardline policies by President Donald Trump's administration aim to keep them out.

Germans get chance to kill virtual Nazis after rule change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:04pm

Germans itching to shoot virtual Nazis will soon get a chance to do so, after a change in the rules concerning the use of forbidden symbols in video games.

Huawei loses trade-secret case, but jury awards no damages

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:46pm

A Texas jury ruled Wednesday that Chinese technology giant Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but jurors declined to levy damages, saying Huawei didn't benefit from the theft.

Top restaurateur cleared in pregnancy discrimination trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:09pm

A jury in Napa Valley cleared the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group of wrongdoing in a pregnancy discrimination trial that ended Wednesday.

Iran: We will exceed uranium limits unless 3 Europeans act

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:04pm

Iran will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear accord unless Britain, France and Germany take timely, practical steps to preserve the agreement that is "now in critical condition," the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. said Wednesday.

The Latest: Red Cross thanks Wayfair for donation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:58pm

The Latest on a protest by Wayfair employees over the company's furniture sale to a contractor that runs detention centers for migrant children in Texas. (all times local):

Micron and Conoco rise while Rollins, Eli Lilly fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:52pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

4 siblings get prison time in tax cheat conspiracy

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:51pm

Four siblings each received sentences of less than a year in prison Wednesday, down from the nearly four years a judge said they would have faced if they had not cooperated against a lawyer who helped them evade taxes on more than $12 million inherited from their father.

Court: Who has right to defend 'Obamacare'?

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:32pm

A federal appeals court on Wednesday requested written arguments on whether the House of Representatives and numerous Democratic-leaning states can step in to appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's health care law.

Immigrant siblings sentenced in death of cousin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:29pm

Two siblings who authorities say were in the U.S. illegally are headed to prison after entering plea agreements in the slaying of a relative who worked with them at a Michigan dairy farm.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of a crime

Eric Tucker, Josh Boak and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:59pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday falsely accused special counsel Robert Mueller of deleting messages that would support the president's contention that the Russia investigation was out to get him.

US vaccine panel downgrades pneumonia shot recommendation

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:43pm

A scientific panel has downgraded its recommendation that all retirement-age Americans get a top-selling vaccination against bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses.

Man charged in underground shooting threat in Kansas City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:16pm

A man accused of threatening to shoot people in an underground business complex in Kansas City is charged with making a terrorist threat.

California, Canada sidestep Trump, ink deal on emissions

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:04pm

California picked up an important partner its long-running dispute with the Trump administration over vehicle emissions and fuel economy by announcing a deal with Canada to work on pollution reductions.

Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:47pm

A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups.

Apple buys more self-driving car technology in latest deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:46pm

Apple has bought a struggling self-driving car startup as the iPhone maker continues to explore the potential market for robotic vehicles, despite recently curtailing its work on the technology.

A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

Robert Burns and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:28pm

Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky pushback - the confrontation appears headed for a collision that could trigger yet another Middle East conflict.