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Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:59am

Twitter says it's tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections set for the spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.

New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:39am

Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media.

Budget set for Idaho office that protects imperiled species

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:34am

The Legislature's budget-setting committee has approved a 4.8 percent increase to $15 million for the governor's Office of Species Conservation.

Ochsner Health System and Pfizer Partner to Develop Innovative Models for Clinical Trials

Pfizer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:32am

through its innovation lab, innovationOchsner (iO), in partnership with Ochsner Research — will explore ways to enhance the clinical trial experience and ease participation in clinical research for both patients and healthcare professionals.

Committee approves $53.2 million for juvenile corrections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:21am

The Legislature's budget-setting committee has approved a 2.2 percent increase to $53.2 million for state Department of Juvenile Corrections.

Greece's central banker protests, says minister is meddling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:06am

Greece's central bank chief has asked Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to intervene after a cabinet minister phoned him to tell him how to do his job and then allegedly leaked the conversation to the press.

Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:51am

The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show "Empire."

Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:44am

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Alabama newspaper calls for resurgence of KKK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:31am

A small Alabama newspaper is advocating for the resurgence of America's most feared white supremacist terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan.

Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:58am

The former New York congressman unseated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to work for a powerhouse lobbying firm.

Mysterious attack claims lives of 6 llamas near Kentucky zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:28am

Authorities believe a "large animal" is responsible for an attack that killed six llamas on a farm near a zoo in Kentucky.

Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:24am

Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations.

Estonia orders Danish bank to close unit over alleged fraud

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:11am

Estonian authorities said Tuesday that the local branch of Danske Bank must close after the financial group admitted that massive amounts of money from Russia and former Soviet states had been laundered through the subsidiary.

Survey points to no rebound for slowing Germany economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:34am

An index of investor confidence in Germany shows little expectation of a pickup in growth, a downbeat sign for Europe's largest economy and the wider 19-country eurozone.

The Latest: UK minister: Brexit uncertainty unacceptable

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:28am

The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):

Germany, France push to create European industrial policy

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:56am

Germany and France on Tuesday launched a drive to overhaul the European Union's competition rules to facilitate the creation of world-leading companies. They pushed forward a project to create a car battery consortium aimed at catching up with Asian rivals.

Sweden to send inspector in detained Swedish publisher case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:40am

Sweden will send an inspector to Beijing to "get a clearer picture of what happened" during meetings in Stockholm between the daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China, the country's ambassador there and two businessmen to discuss the possible release of her father.

German police arrest 2 Bosnian men with hand grenades in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:28am

German police say they are investigating two Bosnian men suspected of breaking arms control laws after discovering a stash of hand grenades in their car Monday.

Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:09am

The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years.