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Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:44am

Lars Andersen's business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children.

The Latest: Some Europeans confused by scope of new data law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:39am

The Latest on the European Union's new data privacy law (all times local):

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:22am

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.

Daniel Craig to return as 007 in 2019, Danny Boyle at helm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:54am

Daniel Craig is back as Bond, the spy series' producers confirmed, in a Danny Boyle-directed film due for release in 2019.

Thai police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28am

Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste.

Amid mounting Brexit concerns, UK economy is barely growing

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:24am

A day after the Bank of England's governor warned about the damaging consequences of a "disorderly" Brexit, official figures Friday confirmed that the British economy barely grew in the first three months of the year.

World stocks mixed as NKorea's restraint eases concerns

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:09am

World stock markets were mixed Friday after North Korea issued a surprisingly restrained response to U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to cancel a planned summit.

German data suggest eurozone economy still on upward path

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:08am

A closely watched survey of German business executives' optimism was unchanged in May after five straight monthly drops, offering a hopeful sign that Europe's economy is still growing strongly.

APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:48am

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.

Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:24am

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.

$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM's graft probe

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:48pm

Malaysian police said Friday the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million).

China says US commerce secretary due Saturday for talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:22pm

The Chinese government says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on Saturday for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China's trade surplus with the United States.

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:38pm

An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.

Asian shares lower as NKorea cancellation adds uncertainty

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:41pm

Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders.

Kansas water park to open for season with 11 rides closed

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:39pm

A Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 planned to open for its annual season as scheduled Friday with 11 of its rides closed following a state audit that park attorneys called a "malicious effort" to "stir up unfounded fear" about safety.

The Latest: Kansas water park to open 6 rides, close others

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:05pm

The Latest on developments surrounding a state audit of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a waterslide in 2016 (all times local):

The Latest: Woman admits pressing charges against Weinstein

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:40pm

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

Brazil says deal reached to suspend damaging trucker strike

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:31pm

Brazil's government said late Thursday that a deal had been reached with truckers to suspend a four-day-old strike that caused fuel shortages, cut into food deliveries, backed up exports and threatened airline flights.

Trump fundraiser adds cyber security firm to Qatar lawsuit

Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:06pm

A fundraiser for President Donald Trump who launched a lawsuit against Qatar accusing the Gulf country of hacking his emails updated the filing Thursday to target a cybersecurity firm and two of its executives.