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Report: Hackers using telecoms like 'global spy system'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:27am

Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs' call records, location data and device information.

China criticizes possible US penalties against banks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:22am

China has criticized Washington's efforts to enforce U.S. law abroad following a news report three Chinese banks might be penalized over dealings with North Korea.

Hong Kong protests signal alarm special freedoms fading

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:17am

China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland. Twenty-two years on, those are rights many here believe Hong Kong cannot live without.

Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker, for plotting riots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:06am

Egypt says police have arrested at least eight people, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:55am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says allied defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty.

Report warns of major air pollution in Bosnian city of Tuzla

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:13am

Environmental groups called on Tuesday for urgent measures to combat air pollution in the central Bosnian city of Tuzla, saying dust concentration far exceeds legal limits and causes premature deaths.

Malaysia shuts schools after chemical pollution sickens kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:55am

Malaysia's government has shut more than 400 schools in a southern state after chemical pollution sickened dozens of students for the second time in three months.

Pakistan thanks Qatar for planned $3 billion investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:37am

Islamabad has thanked Qatar for the $3 billion investment in Pakistan announced by the energy-rich Gulf Arab nation's ruler.

Global stocks sink ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:03am

Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks.

Singapore probes drones at airport that disrupted 63 flights

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:40pm

Drones buzzing around Singapore's Changi Airport have caused 63 flights to be delayed or diverted in the past week, triggering an investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders.

Alabama wage suit to get second hearing before appeals court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:14pm

The state of Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to toss a lawsuit accusing lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking a minimum-wage increase in majority-black Birmingham.

Climate standoff: Why are Republicans in Oregon AWOL?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:13pm

Republican state senators in Oregon left the Capitol — and in some cases, the state — last week to try to derail landmark climate legislation being pushed by Democrats. The dispute shows no signs of ending soon.

Skydiver of previous wreck on Hawaii plane 'extremely upset'

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:47pm

A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy.

Nissan governance steps, board win shareholders' approval

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:37pm

Scandal-battered Nissan won its shareholders' approval Tuesday for a new system of committees to oversee governance and for keeping Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa on its board.

Electric scooter program is coming to Provo this summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:09pm

Provo Mayor Michelle Kafusi has announced 200 electric scooters are coming to the city this August.

Cambodia charges 7, including Chinese, in building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:09pm

A court in Cambodia said Tuesday that seven people, including four Chinese nationals, have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing.

California Legislature OKs health insurance mandate

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:37pm

The California Legislature voted Monday to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law in the country's most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress.

North Carolina company announces recall of frozen sausage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:17pm

Federal officials say a North Carolina-based food processor is recalling more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage which may be contaminated with metal.

FedEx sues to block enforcement of export regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:14pm

FedEx is suing the United States government over export rules it says are virtually impossible to follow because it handles millions of packages a day.

Official blasts complacency before fatal 2017 train crash

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:13pm

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe.