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'Smart' gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

Barbara Ortutay and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:59pm

Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance shows the risks that come with new technologies.

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:59pm

President Donald Trump intends to sign separate measures in the coming weeks to give people with deadly diseases access to experimental treatments and to provide veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense, the president's liaison to Congress said Friday.

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:43pm

The Trump administration has told Congress it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, said a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter.

The Latest: Oklahoma City shooter was licensed to carry gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:35pm

The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local):

Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:26pm

A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million.

Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability

Ian Phillips, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:25pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the Iranian nuclear deal could trigger dangerous instability and raise new threats for Israel if Tehran resumes a full-fledged nuclear program.

Oil prices fall sharply, pulling energy companies with them

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:23pm

Energy companies and oil prices are falling sharply again Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs. Overall, major market indexes are mostly lower. Another decline in bond yields is hurting banks but helping dividend-payers like household goods makers. Gap is plunging after it had a weak first quarter as its namesake brand continued to struggle.

Reaction to criminal charges filed against Harvey Weinsten

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:21pm

Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, to The Associated Press. In a tweet: "We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you."

Deal dead with investor for Alaska mine project near fishery

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:07pm

A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries has backed away from the project.

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:05pm

The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:04pm

The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):

Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:46am

The International Maritime Organization has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait.

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.

Brazilian truckers' strike over fuel costs enters fifth day

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:29am

Thousands of Brazilian truckers angry over fuel price hikes blocked roads on Friday, the fifth day of a strike that led thousands of schools to shutter, long lines to form and several flights to be canceled.

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:19am

Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington's threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran, a senior Iranian official said Friday.

NY Lottery sets sales record, hauling in nearly $10B

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:00am

The New York Lottery has hit a record for sales.

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:43am

A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.

Argentines stage protest against decision to seek IMF help

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:41am

Thousands of people are staging a protest in Argentina's capital against the government's decision to seek economic help from the International Monetary Fund.

Farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty in pig deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:19am

A Maine farmer who police say killed and buried a dozen malnourished pigs before agents inspected them has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.