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Google will start transcribing audio recordings again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:22pm

Google is restarting a practice in which human contractors listen to and transcribe some voice commands people give to the company's artificial intelligence system, Assistant. But this time Google is taking steps to make sure people know what they are agreeing to.

Chinese travel company defends bus driver in fatal US crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:51am

A Chinese-based travel company overseeing a U.S. trip that ended in a deadly tour bus crash in Utah is defending its licensing and the new company bus driver who was at the wheel.

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit challenging Musk pay package

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:12am

A Delaware judge has denied Tesla's request to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit over a compensation plan that could net CEO Elon Musk more than $50 billion over the next decade.

Macron urges French climate protesters to target Poland

Sylvie Corbet and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:56am

French President Emmanuel Macron has annoyed Poland and irritated France's climate activists by urging them to move their protests from Paris to Poland, a European Union nation that is heavily dependent on coal.

Caesars selling Rio All-Suite Hotel for $516.3 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:52am

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is selling the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to an Imperial Cos. affiliate for $516.3 million.

Mayor wants to skip next court date on pot extortion charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:52am

A Massachusetts mayor facing charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies is seeking to skip his next court date.

European Central Bank chief: governments must help economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:38am

The head of the European Central Bank says the economy in the 19-country eurozone is not showing signs of a rebound and urged governments to help by spending more on top of the central bank's latest package of stimulus measures.

Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:44am

It's a 21st century space race: Amazon, SpaceX and others are competing to get into orbit and provide internet to the earth's most remote places.

Investment banker convicted anew in insider trading case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:41am

An investment banker whose insider trading conviction was overturned by an appeals court has been convicted again at a second trial.

Sudan activists say thousands protest in Darfur over economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:35am

Sudanese activists say thousands of people are protesting dire economic conditions in the western province of Darfur. They're also protesting against chronic security issues and for removing all provincial governors.

Nissan paying $15M, Ghosn $1M to settle SEC fraud charges

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:17am

Nissan has agreed to pay $15 million and its former chairman Carlos Ghosn is paying $1 million to settle federal regulators' civil fraud charges of hiding from investors more than $140 million in compensation and retirement benefits for Ghosn.

San Francisco's cable cars running again after rehab work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:15am

San Francisco's famed cable cars are running again after a 12-day service halt to rehabilitate the gearboxes that help run the 19th century public transportation system.

First Lady Melania Trump rings NY Stock Exchange bell

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:09am

First lady Melania Trump has rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Grains, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:03am

Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US stocks rise, led by technology and household goods shares

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:34am

U.S. stocks turned slightly higher in midday trading Monday, led by technology companies and makers of household products.

Hawaii County given extension for work on lava-damaged road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:17am

Hawaii County has received a federal government extension to complete reconstruction of a highway that was severely damaged during last year's Kilauea volcanic eruption, officials said.

Authorities: 1 dead in Detroit assisted living facility fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:15am

Authorities say a man has died following a fire at an assisted living facility in Detroit that prompted the evacuation of dozens of elderly residents.

Samsung's folding phone hits the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:07am

Samsung's folding phone is finally hitting the U.S.

A look at failed UK tour operator Thomas Cook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:59am

British tour operator Thomas Cook was a major part of the industry for packaged holidays, which are particularly popular in Europe.

Markets Right Now: Stocks turn higher, led by tech shares

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:56am

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