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Pakistan’s rights body concerned over abduction of activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:19am

Pakistan’s independent rights body says last week’s abduction of an activist may be a case of forced disappearance and that he might have been taken or imprisoned by state security services.

Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:07pm

Lebanon’s worsening financial crisis has thrown businesses and households into disarray.

Latest fire-prevention power outage ending in California

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:04pm

Pacific Gas & Electric expected to restore power Thursday to virtually all the 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to avoid the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

Ex-mayor’s indictment adds to Baltimore’s corruption woes

Brian Witte and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:22pm

The ex-mayor of Baltimore, a city where law enforcement at all levels has long battled corruption and violent crime, is set to appear Thursday in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving her self-published children’s books.

Colombia protesters hope to channel wave of discontent

Christine Armario and CÉsar GarcÍa, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:00pm

Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque are hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent as they take to the streets Thursday with a long list of grievances, from persistent economic inequality to violence against social activists.

Japan Display worker suspected of taking $5.4M in fake deals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:41pm

Japan Display Inc. is pursuing criminal charges against an employee it has accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) in fake deals.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claim about Apple plant

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:53pm

President Donald Trump tried to take credit Wednesday for opening a plant that’s been in business for years.

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:27pm

long before the Environmental Protection Agency knew of its risks.

Whistleblower raises safety alarm about air traffic control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:13pm

A whistle-blowing flight controller says changes in air traffic control procedures at a major center in Florida raise the risk of a midair collision, but the Federal Aviation Administration disputes the claim.

Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:43pm

and the companies’ own privacy-shielding measures — inadequate.

Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:11pm

A hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities on Wednesday warned consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from that chain.

Google reins in political advertising

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:05pm

Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people.

Kanye West denied permit for amphitheater on Wyoming ranch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:43pm

Kanye West has been denied a permit to build an amphitheater on his ranch in Wyoming.

Apple cancels premiere of ‘The Banker’ over ‘concerns’

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:40pm

Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company’s first original films, “The Banker” the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival.

PayPal buying shopping and rewards company Honey for $4B

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:27pm

Payments platform PayPal says it is buying shopping and rewards company Honey Science Corp. for $4 billion.

Snowden: Lawsuit targeting his book is selective enforcement

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:26pm

Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden says the government is unfairly singling him out in a lawsuit that seeks to block him from profiting off his best-selling memoir.

Senators press Amazon over doorbell camera security concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:25pm

A group of Democratic U.S. senators is questioning Amazon about the security of its Ring doorbell cameras following reports that some Ukraine-based employees had access to video footage from customers’ homes.

Foreign ski-area investors sue US over residency petitions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:19pm

Foreigners who invested in Vermont ski area developments that are now linked to a fraud case say the federal government is declining to act on their petitions for U.S. residency.

Phony `fact check’ account on Twitter raises new concerns

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:10pm

The deception was easy to pull off and came with barely any consequences.