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Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:39am

Police opened fire Tuesday on protesters demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant, killing nine people, officials said. Dozens more people were reportedly injured.

ACLU: Amazon shouldn't sell face-recognition tech to police

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:28am

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."


China cutting auto import taxes as of July 1

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:28am

China said Tuesday it will reduce auto import duties effective July 1 following pledges to buy more U.S. goods and end restrictions on foreign ownership in the industry.

Sweet for Necco: 3 new bidders emerge in wafer maker's sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:27am

Three new bidders have stepped in with offers to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies.

Officials say 9 protesters killed when Indian police open fire on demonstrators demanding closure of copper plant.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:12am

Officials say 9 protesters killed when Indian police open fire on demonstrators demanding closure of copper plant. .

J.C. Penney CEO Ellison departs for Lowe's

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:12am

J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison, a former Home Depot executive, is leaving the department store chain after less than four years to become the top executive at Lowe's.

What's new at theme parks: Wonder Woman coaster, Pixar Pier

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:06am

Orlando, Florida, doesn't have a lock on theme park news this summer.

APNewsBreak: McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:04am

Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities.

Centrify Announces App to Integrate Centrify Analytics Service with the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework

Centrify, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:02am

Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, today unveiled an app for the Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW) Application Framework to integrate logging and analytics information for stronger identity and access security. The combination of Centrify’s existing Analytics Service with the Logging Service capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform strengthens Zero Trust Security approaches, empowering joint customers to gain next-level security for their endpoints, networks, servers and applications via a single app interface.

Ask Brianna: I'm 18. Should I worry about my credit yet?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:48am

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Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a 'national priority'

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:48am

Dealing with a slate of toxic chemicals contaminating some drinking water systems around the country is a national priority, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said Tuesday.

Bank of England spells out cost of Brexit to households

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:48am

British households are around 900 pounds ($1,205) worse off than they would have been had the country not voted to leave the European Union, the top central banker said Tuesday.

For the first time in 226 years, woman to lead the NYSE

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:24am

The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year history will be led by a woman.

US stocks edge higher as technology companies, banks rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:24am

Technology companies and banks are rising Tuesday morning as U.S. stocks head higher for the second day in a row. Automakers are climbing after China said it will reduce auto import duties, another sign the two powers are resolving some of their differences on trade. Chipmaker Micron Technology is surging after it said it will buy back $10 billion in stock.

EU greenlights trade talks with Australia, New Zealand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:10am

The European Union has given the green light to trade talks with Australia and New Zealand and sees the move as a boost for global trade in the face of increasing U.S. isolationism.

Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:06am

Global airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against such "Orwellian nonsense." The Associated Press found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa, that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers Chinese territory, as a part of China on their global websites.

The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:02am

The Latest on a hearing with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on a widespread contaminant in drinking water (all times local):

Golden age of new theme park rides led by Orlando

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:54am

If this is a golden age for theme parks, then nowhere are new thrills more abundant than in Orlando where the major theme park resorts have been in an arms race, opening new attractions every year recently, with even bigger blockbusters slated for next year.

EU braces for US to go ahead with steel and aluminum tariffs

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:50am

The European Union expressed doubt Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will accept an offer of trade talks and other incentives to permanently exempt the bloc from punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum exports next week.

Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:46am

Russia's parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries.