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Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:04am

Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook.

Boosting violence survivors' bank accounts and self-esteem

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:59am

Erica cried when she realized her ex-husband's ongoing financial abuse meant she'd have to defer going back to school for a year. But her tears lasted just 45 seconds before she pulled herself together and refocused.

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip after 3 straight gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:43am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:38am

The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

7 groups interested in investing in Bulgaria nuclear project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:03am

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Seven international groups have expressed interest in becoming strategic investors in the construction of Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant, the country's energy minister said Tuesday.

German FM 'grateful' for Swedish teen's climate activism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:57am

Germany's foreign minister says he's "grateful" for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's climate protests.

The Latest: UK ditches most EU meeting to focus on Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:44am

The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local):

Home Depot cuts outlook citing tariffs, lumber prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:36am

Home Depot is cutting its sales expectations for the year because of falling lumber prices and the potential damage from tariffs.

Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:05am

Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, which would make it the second-largest animal health company.

Thai tycoon in poaching scandal convicted on firearms charge

Pitcha Dangprasith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:08am

A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a construction tycoon to six months in prison for illegal firearms possession in the latest case in a scandal that erupted when he was accused of poaching protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary.

UK, EU harden their positions on Brexit as G7 approaches

Raf Casert and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:29am

The European Union and Britain on Tuesday were hurtling toward a costly and damaging no-deal split in little over two months after kicking off a high-wire week of diplomacy by entrenching themselves deeper in irreconcilable positions.

What to expect as Italy's political crisis unfolds

Giada Zampano, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:19am

Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte will appear in the Senate on Tuesday to deliver a much anticipated address about the political crisis that has erupted in the middle of the summer break.

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:07am

The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology.

Huawei founder says he expects no relief from U.S. sanctions but is confident it will thrive with its own technology

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:05am

Huawei founder says he expects no relief from U.S. sanctions but is confident it will thrive with its own technology.

UK regulator launches investigation into electricity outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:44am

The U.K.'s energy regulator says it has launched an investigation into a widespread electricity outage on Aug. 9 that left a hospital without power and rail passengers stranded for hours during the busy evening commute.

Department stores make room for used fashion

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:02am

Out with the new and in with the old.

Global shares mixed after Wall Street rally on Huawei

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:58am

Global shares were mixed Tuesday after rallying a day earlier on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers.

Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:08am

On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted.

Hong Kong's 'front line' protesters explain their stance

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:04am

On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted.