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Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:35pm

Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:33pm

Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's too soon.

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:13pm

President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account — where else? — to tweet his threats.

Minnesota man regrets questioning black tenants in building

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:23pm

A Minnesota venture capitalist said it was a mistake to question a group of black businessmen about being tenants in a building after the incident went viral on social media, and he lost his office lease.

UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:04pm

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy.

Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:55pm

Three pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected from Hong Kong's legislative chamber Thursday morning, disrupting the second day of debate on a contentious bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem.

Most Australian News Corp small papers to go digital-only

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:30pm

Australia’s largest newspaper publisher, News Corp., announced on Thursday that most of its suburban and regional mastheads across the country will become digital-only next month due to the pandemic and digital platforms sharing their content.

Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:10pm

A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an “imminent threat” to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday.

How to create a strong network — even while social distancing

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 7:39pm

Despite the restrictions on events and large group gatherings over the last two months, the importance of building relationships and networking continues to grow. Here are four tips to build a strong business or social network, even if you aren’t meeting new people face to face.

Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:04pm

Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:28pm

A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more.

Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

Paul J. Weber and Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 5:48pm

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail.

NBC, producers say 'America's Got Talent' cleared by probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:43pm

An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism on the set of “America’s Got Talent” concluded that her allegations were unfounded, according to NBC and the show’s producers.

Trump threatens Twitter over fact checks: What's next?

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:20pm

Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets that falsely called mail-in ballots “substantially fraudulent” and predicted a “Rigged Election.” On Wednesday, the president threatened to impose new regulation on social media companies or even to “close them down."

Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

Mead Gruver and Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:02pm

Cheyenne Frontier Days was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the event billed as the world’s largest outdoor rodeo has been called off in its 124-year history.

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:46pm

U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community.

PG&E's bankruptcy trial opens with attacks on voting process

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:09pm

An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric's path out of bankruptcy kicked off Wednesday's trial on the plan in bankruptcy court as critics of the utility questioned whether the overwhelming vote in favor of the plan by wildfire victims was tainted by conflicts of interest and shoddy counting.

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:05pm

classic quality-TV series from HBO like “The Sopranos," “The Wire” and “Sex and the City;” comfort-food network TV in “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory;” Superman and Batman movies from DC. The Warner Bros. film library stretches back decades to Hollywood's golden age. There's even a reboot of Looney Tunes.

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 1:42pm

President Donald Trump threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account – where else? -- to tweet his threats.