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

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:08am

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."

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.

France's Macron says no plan can help suburbs, jobs will

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:44am

French President Emmanuel Macron said he won't announce a new plan to fix the country's poor suburbs but rather work on providing more jobs for young people.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open broadly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:42am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Ford to invest in Romanian plant to ramp up production

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:34am

Ford says it plans to invest some 200 million euros ($236 million) and create 1,500 new jobs to build a second vehicle at its plant in Romania.

Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a 'national priority'

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:30am

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says dealing with a widespread contaminant in drinking water is a "national priority."

Brexit vote has already cost households 'a lot of money'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:29am

Britain's top central banker says the country's vote nearly two years ago to leave the European Union has cost the average household in the country 900 pounds.

JC Penney's CEO Ellison departs for Lowe's, shares plunge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:24am

J.C. Penney's CEO is leaving the company to become the top executive at Lowe's.

JC Penney's CEO Ellison departs for Lowe's, shares plunge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:11am

J.C. Penney's CEO is leaving the company to become the top executive at Lowe's.

Colorado oil company failed to report spills in North Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:06am

A Denver-based oil company operating in the Bakken oil patch says employees failed to report five spills in northwest North Dakota dating to October.

EU lawmakers to press Zuckerberg over data privacy

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:02am

European Union lawmakers plan to press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday about data protection standards at the internet giant at a hearing focused on a scandal over the alleged misuse of the personal information of millions of people.

Dems want to scrap tax cut for rich to fund teachers' raises

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:01am

Congressional Democrats want to give a big salary bump to teachers and pay for it by canceling the tax cut for the nation's top 1 percent of earners.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:38am

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

French labor minister summoned in probe over Las Vegas party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:13am

France's labor minister, Muriel Penicaud, has been summoned for questioning Tuesday in an investigation into a Las Vegas tech party.

Stocks mixed amid US-China trade talks, Italian politics

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:14am

Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors watched developments in the U.S.-China trade relations and Italy's move toward forming a euroskeptic government.

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:46am

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule.