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Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge should suppress statements he made after his arrest for allegedly creating software to steal banking passwords.

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

Mattel CEO leaves after being at helm for 14 months

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:43pm

Mattel Inc. says that its CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down to pursue a new opportunity in the tech sector.

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:39pm

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.

Philip Morris and Procter & Gamble stumble as Amazon surges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:33pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:29pm

The Trump administration is moving forward on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose.

The Latest: British cybersecurity expert's US case delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:27pm

The Latest on the criminal case of a British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus (all times local):

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:23pm

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:23pm

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

Power restored to those hit by Puerto Rico blackout

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:14pm

Puerto Rico's power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to all customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands of families still remain without normal service seven months after hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying

Emily Schmall and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:11pm

Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators.

Evidence of an oil spill was obvious, but was it a crime?

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:09pm

An acrid stink of petroleum three years ago sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling in a search for a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State Beach they witnessed oil staining the pristine sands and seeping into the surf. Uphill they discovered oil gushing like a fire hose "without a nozzle."

'Fearless Girl' to leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:07pm

New York's "Fearless Girl" statue that has become a global symbol of female business prowess will be moved from her spot staring down Wall Street's bronze "Charging Bull" to a new home facing the New York Stock Exchange.

Markets Right Now: First loss this week for US stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:07pm

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

US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

Luis Alonso Lugo and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:07pm

Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Picnic shooting suspect found after plate check

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the arrest of a former casino dealer accused of a deadly shooting at a company picnic (all times local):

Crowd-control plan for top Montana fishing stream rejected

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:41pm

Montana officials on Thursday rejected a plan to limit commercial fishing guides on the Madison River that flows out of Yellowstone National Park, a top fishing destination where the number of days spent angling has more than doubled in recent years.

'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:39pm

Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer.

Arkansas Ten Commandments display to be installed next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:28pm

A Ten Commandments monument will be installed outside Arkansas' Capitol next week, months after the original display was destroyed.

Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:25pm

The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S.