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The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

The House has passed legislation that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform’s China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year
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FILE - A man carries a Free TikTok sign in front of the courthouse where the hush-money trial of Donald Trump got underway April 15, 2024, in New York. The House has passed legislation Saturday, April 20, to ban TikTok in the U.S. if its China-based owner doesn't sell its stake, sending it to the Senate as part of a larger package of bills that would send aid to Ukraine and Israel. House Republicans' decision to add the TikTok bill to the foreign aid package fast-tracked the legislation after it had stalled in the Senate. The aid bill is a priority for President Joe Biden that has broad congressional support. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
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Third temporary channel opens for vessels to Baltimore port after bridge collapse

A third temporary channel for boats to access the Port of Baltimore has opened as workers keep removing debris from the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which collapsed after it was struck by a cargo ship
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The collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge lay on top of the container ship Dali, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Baltimore. The FBI confirmed that agents were aboard the Dali conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
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Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week

Tesla knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the U.S.
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FILE - A Model X sports-utility vehicle sits outside a Tesla store in Littleton, Colo., on June 18, 2023. On Friday, April 19, 2024, Tesla knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manua...
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Kaffa Roastery's founder Svante Hampf shows package of "AI-conic" coffee blend generated by artificial intelligence in Helsinki, Finland, Friday April 19, 2024. Kaffa, an artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work. (AP Photo/Jari Tanner)
April 20

Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Pregnant workers have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
April 20
FILE - The emblem of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is shown on a podium in Vail, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Denver. Pregnant workers have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The regulations take an expansive view of conditions related to pregnancy, from fertility treatments to abortion and post-childbirth complications. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 20

Data centers fuel AI and crypto but could threaten climate, experts say

Data centers' energy usage is expected to soar in the coming years, experts say.
April 20
A Google logo at a data center exhibition ahead of the ceremonial opening of the Google Cloud data center in Hanau, Germany, Oct. 6, 2023.
April 20

Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations

Ukraine has launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure
April 20
Ukrainian Kobza music band members play traditional "bandura" instruments in a passage under the Independence square in central Kyiv, Saturday, April 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 20

The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

A major argument for legalizing the adult use of cannabis after 75 years of prohibition was to stop the harm caused by disproportionate enforcement of drug laws in Black, Latino and other minority communities
April 20
A 420 plate is displayed behind a glass bong on the shelves at Cloud 9 Cannabis, Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Arlington, Wash. The shop is one of the first dispensaries to open under the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board's social equity program, established in efforts to remedy some of the disproportionate effects marijuana prohibition had on communities of color. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
April 20

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Record Store Day celebrates independent retail music sellers who have endured long after megastores like Tower Records closed
April 20
Tim Stamper, owner at Tracks In Wax record shop, cleans off some vinyl 45s at his shop, Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Phoenix. Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S. Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day amid a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift's latest album. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 20

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan as a child and built a new life in Mississippi
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April 19

Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

The public portion of a Panamanian trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth has come to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion
April 19
Lawyers and court workers leave the Supreme Court during a recess for the trial of the "Panama Papers" money laundering case in Panama City, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Agustin Herrera)
April 19

Volkswagen workers in Tennessee have voted to join UAW, union says

4,326 workers at the Volkswagen facility were eligible to vote.
April 19
Employees are seen outside the entrance to a Volkswagen automobile assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, March 20, 2024.
April 19

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants
April 19
April 19

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency
April 19
April 19

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula explores selling non-controlling, minority stake in franchise

Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are exploring the possibility of selling a non-controlling, minority interest in the franchise, the team announced
April 19
FILE - Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula attends an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sept. 25, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Terry and Kim Pegula are exploring the possibility of selling a non-controlling, minority interest in the franchise, the team announced Friday, April 19, 2024. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the stake in the team the Pegulas would be preparing to sell would be about 25%. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because that detail was not announced by the team, and first reported by The Athletic. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)
April 19

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024

The worst week for big technology stocks since the COVID crash in 2020 dragged Wall Street across the finish line of another losing week
April 19
April 19

The EPA is again allowing summer sales of higher ethanol gasoline blend, citing global conflicts

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the sale of gasoline containing a higher blend of ethanol for the third summer in a row
April 19
An E15 nozzle is displayed on a pum at service station in Minneapolis, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 photo. The Environmental Protection Agency cleared the way Friday, April 19, 2024, for E15, a higher blend of ethanol, to be sold nationwide for the third summer in a row. Gasoline with 10% ethanol is already sold nationwide, but the higher blend has been prohibited in the summer because of concerns it could worsen smog during warm weather. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 19

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Salvage crews at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are turning their focus to the thousands of tons of debris sitting atop the massive cargo ship that veered off course last month
April 19
Salvage work continues on the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Baltimore. The FBI confirmed that agents were aboard the Dali conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
April 19

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry

The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments amid complaints by licensed cannabis suppliers that shipments worth more than $300,000 have been confiscated in recent months at Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico
April 19
FILE - Traffic crosses from Mexico into the United States at a border station in Santa Teresa, N.M., in this photo made in March 14, 2012. The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its right to seize cannabis shipments — including state-authorized commercial supplies — amid complaints of licensed cannabis providers that more than $300,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in recent months at Border Patrol highway checkpoints in southern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, File)
April 19

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose 41 cents to $83.14 per barrel Friday
April 19
April 19

Next UN climate talks are critical to plot aid for poorer nations, says incoming president

The man who will run this year’s United Nations climate talks in November views the upcoming negotiations as a key link in international efforts to curb worsening global warming — if they can be successful
April 19
COP29 President-designate Mukhtar Babayev takes part in an interview with The Associated Press at the Azerbaijan embassy in Washington on Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
April 19

American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall
April 19
April 19

FedEx pledges $25 million over 5 years in NIL program for University of Memphis athletes

FedEx has pledged $25 million over the next five years to be used in sponsorship deals with University of Memphis athletes
April 19
FILE - Memphis offensive linemen Terrance McClain (51) and Jacob Likes (70) celebrate after the team's win against Iowa State at the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. FedEx on Friday, April 19, 2024, pledged $25 million over the next five years to be used in sponsorship deals with University of Memphis athletes, a huge boost for the school's name, image and likeness compensation efforts.(AP Photo/George Walker IV, File)
April 19

A former Russian tycoon who once led separatist region launches a hunger strike in Azerbaijan jail

Family members say a former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike
April 19
FILE - In this photo taken from video released by State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, Ruben Vardanyan, the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist government, center, is escorted by Azerbaijani security service agents in Baku, Azerbaijan. Vardanyan, a former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike, his family said Friday April 19, 2024. (State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan via AP, File)
April 19

Tennessee Volkswagen workers to vote on union membership

Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the United Auto Workers union, boosting the UAW's nationwide effort to organize nonunion factories
April 19
Volkswagen automobile plant employee Duke Brandon, right, celebrates after employees voted to join the UAW union Friday, April 19, 2024, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)
April 19

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders

Apple says it has removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China on Beijing’s orders
April 19
FILE - The Meta logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. European Union regulators opened investigations into Apple, Google and Meta on Monday March 25, 2024 in the first cases under a sweeping new law designed to stop Big Tech companies from cornering digital markets that took effect earlier this month. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 19

US sanctions fundraisers for extremist West Bank settlers who commit violence against Palestinians

The Biden administration is imposing sanctions on two entities accused of fundraising for extremist Israeli-occupied West Bank settlers who have harassed and attacked Palestinians
April 19
FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building, June 6, 2019, in Washington. The Biden administration on Friday imposed sanctions on two entities accused of fundraising for extremist Israeli-occupied West Bank settlers who have harassed and attacked Palestinians, as well as the founder of an organization whose members regularly assault Palestinians. The Treasury Department announcement comes as the West Bank has seen some of its worst violence perpetrated by extremist settlers against Palestinians since the war in nearby Gaza began. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 19

France asks retailers to alert customers to cases of 'shrinkflation'

The French government has announced a new rule that will require stores to tell customers when a product becomes smaller but its price stays the same or increases
April 19
FILE - People shop at an open air market in Fontainebleau, south of Paris, France, on Feb. 2, 2024. The French government has announced a new rule that will require stores to tell customers when a product becomes smaller but its price stays the same or increases. This practice, known as shrinkflation, will need to be clearly communicated to shoppers under the rule that takes effect on July 1. The common but often-criticized practice has become an international phenomenon and buzzword. Consumer watchdogs have welcomed the new rule. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 19

American Express profits jump 34%, helped by jump in new customers, higher spending

Credit card giant American Express posted a 34% jump in its first quarter profits on Friday, helped by more customers spending on its namesake cards as well as more customers keeping a balance on the cards
April 19
FILE - An American Express logo is attached to a door in Boston's Seaport District, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. American Express reports their earnings (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 19

EPA designates 2 forever chemicals as hazardous substances, eligible for Superfund cleanup

A group that represents the chemical industry says it strongly opposes the Environmental Protection Agency's designation of two forever chemicals used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances
April 19
Logan Feeney pours a PFAS water sample into a container for research, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lab in Cincinnati. The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced its first-ever limits for several common types of PFAS, the so-called "forever chemicals," in drinking water. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
April 19

Tesla recalling more than 3,000 of its 2024 Cybertrucks due to faulty pedal

Tesla is recalling nearly 4,000 of its 2024 Cybertrucks after it discovered that the accelerator pedal can become stuck, potentially causing the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally and increase the risk of a crash
April 19
A Tesla Cybertruck is on display at the Tesla showroom in Buena Park, Calif. on Sunday Dec. 3, 2023. Tesla is recalling 3,878 of its 2024 Cybertrucks after it discovered that the accelerator pedal can become stuck, potentially causing the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally and increasing the risk of a crash. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
April 19

Israel's long-term credit rating is downgraded by S&P, 2nd major US agency to do so, citing conflict

Israel’s long-term credit rating is being downgraded by S&P, which cited the risk of military escalation with Iran
April 19
FILE - 55 Water Street, home of Standard & Poor's rating agency, in New York, on Oct. 9, 2011. Israel's long-term credit ratings are being downgraded by S&P, citing the risk of military escalation with Iran. Early Friday morning April 19, 2024 Iran fired air defenses at a major air base and a nuclear site near the central city of Isfahan after spotting drones, which were suspected to be part of an Israeli attack in retaliation for Tehran’s unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on the country. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
April 19

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Olympic organizers have unveiled their plans to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology
April 19
Thomas Bach, IOC President speaks at the International Olympic Committee launch of the Olympic AI Agenda at Lee Valley VeloPark, in London, Friday, April 19, 2024. The IOC will be presenting the envisioned impact that artificial intelligence can deliver for sport, and how the IOC intends to lead on the global implementation of AI within sport. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 19

Biden administration restricts oil and gas leasing in 13 million acres of Alaska's petroleum reserve

The U_S_ oil industry’s top lobbying group says Biden administration rules restricting oil and gas leasing in 13 million acres of Alaska’s petroleum reserve are "misguided."
April 19
In this undated photo provided by the United States Geological Survey, permafrost forms a grid-like pattern in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, managed by the Bureau of Land Management on Alaska's North Slope. (David W. Houseknecht/United States Geological Survey via AP)
April 19

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they say are results showing unpoliced derogatory and often false comments
April 19
FILE - A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2019. A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they claim are unpoliced derogatory and often false comments. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Tokyo District Court, demands 1.4 million yen ($9,400) in damages for 63 medical professionals.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 19

Staff and shoppers return to 'somber' Sydney shopping mall 6 days after mass stabbings

Shoppers and workers have returned to a “really quiet” Sydney mall, where six days earlier an assailant stabbed six people to death in an attack that police believe targeted women
April 19
Police officers walk into the Westfield shopping mall at Bondi Junction in Sydney, Friday, April 19, 2024. The Sydney shopping mall reopened for business on Friday for the first time since it became the scene of a mass stabbing in which six people died on Saturday, April 13. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
April 19

Stock market today: Tumbling tech stocks drag Wall Street to the finish line of another losing week

The worst week for big technology stocks since the COVID crash in 2020 dragged Wall Street across the finish line of another losing week
April 19
People pass the New York Stock Exchange, right, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in New York. Global shares are trading mixed after most U.S. stocks slipped on firmer expectations that the Fed is committed to its current rate practices.(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
April 19

3 dead amid heavy flooding caused by record rain in the UAE

Officials say three people have died in the United Arab Emirates as a result of heavy flooding caused by record-setting rains this week
April 19
An abandoned vehicle stands in floodwater caused by heavy rain with the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, seen on the background, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, April 18, 2024. The United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Thursday from the heaviest rain the desert nation has ever recorded, a deluge that flooded out Dubai International Airport and disrupted flights through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. (AP Photo/Christopher Pike)
April 19

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

BNSF Railway attorneys told Montana that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town
April 19
FILE - In this April 27, 2011, file photo, the entrance to downtown Libby, Mont., is seen. BNSF Railway attorneys are expected to argue before jurors Friday, April 19, 2024, that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of the asbestos-contaminated Montana town, one of the deadliest sites in the federal Superfund pollution program. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 19

A trial is underway for the Panama Papers, a case that changed the country's financial rules

Eight years after 11 million leaked secret financial documents revealed how some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth, more than two dozen defendants are on trial in Panama for their alleged roles
April 19
Lawyers and court workers leave the Supreme Court during a recess for the trial of the "Panama Papers" money laundering case in Panama City, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Agustin Herrera)
April 19

Finding an apartment may be easier for California pet owners under new legislation

A bill in California wants to make more rental housing available to tenants with pets
April 19
Volunteer Christina Aguilar holds a dog available for adoption at Oakland Animal Services on Thursday, April 4, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. The city animal shelter has seen a surge in pets surrendered by tenants who can't find rentals that allow pets. A bill in California wants to make more rental housing available to tenants with pets. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
April 18

Google is combining its Android software and Pixel hardware divisions to more broadly integrate AI

Google says it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables
April 18
FILE - Google logos are displayed when searched for Google in New York, Sept. 11, 2023. Google said it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables. It is part of a broader push to integrate artificial intelligence more broadly throughout the company. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 18

Nevada Supreme Court rulings hand setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists

Nevada's Supreme Court has handed setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists in two new rulings
April 18
FILE - "Ghost guns" are displayed at the headquarters of the San Francisco Police Department, Nov. 27, 2019, in San Francisco. Nevada's Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on ghost guns Thursday, April 18, 2024, overturning a lower court's ruling that had sided with a gun manufacturer's' argument the 2021 law regulating firearm components with no serial numbers was too broad and unconstitutionally vague. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
April 18

US committee releases sealed Brazil court orders to Musk's X, shedding light on account suspensions

A U.S. congressional committee has released confidential Brazilian court orders to suspend accounts on the social media platform X
April 18
FILE - Elon Musk arrives at the 10th Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, April 13, 2024. The Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee published a staff report on Wednesday, April 18, disclosing dozens of decisions by Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, ordering X to suspend or remove around 150 user profiles from its platform in recent years. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP file)
April 18

Kentucky governor announces lottery to award initial round of medical cannabis business licenses

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will use a lottery to award licenses to businesses competing to participate in the state’s startup medical cannabis program
April 18
FILE - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear responds to a question during an interview, Dec. 19, 2023, in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky will use a lottery system to award an initial round of licenses to businesses competing to participate in the state's startup medical cannabis program, Beshear announced Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
April 18

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again
April 18
FILE - An advertisement for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin displayed on a tram, May 12, 2021, in Hong Kong. Sometime in the next few days or even hours, the “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are going to take a 50% pay cut — effectively slicing new emissions of the world’s largest cryptocurrency in an event called bitcoin halving. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 18

Netflix now has nearly 270 million subscribers after another strong showing to begin 2024

Netflix gained another 9.3 million subscribers to start the year while its profit soared with the help of a still-emerging expansion into advertising, but caught investors off guard with a change that will make it more difficult to track the video stre...
April 18
FILE - The Netflix logo is shown in this photo from the company's website, in New York, Feb. 2, 2023. Netflix reports their earnings on Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 18

San Francisco sues Oakland over new airport name that includes 'San Francisco'

San Francisco has sued Oakland after officials there voted in favor of changing the name of the city’s airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport
April 18
FILE - Travelers prepare to enter Oakland International airport Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. San Francisco has sued Oakland after officials there voted in favor of changing the name of the city's airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport. San Francisco officials say the change will cause confusion and is already affecting its airport financially. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 18

Civilian interrogator defends work at Abu Ghraib, tells jury he was promoted

A civilian interrogator who worked 20 years ago at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told jurors in Virginia that he never abused detainees and was actually promoted for doing a good job
April 18
This artist sketch depicts Salah Al-Ejaili, foreground right with glasses, a former Al-Jazeera journalist, before the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Al-Ejaili, a former detainee at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, has described to jurors the type of abuse that is reminiscent of the scandal that erupted there 20 years ago: beatings, being stripped naked and threatened with dogs, stress positions meant to induce exhaustion and pain. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
April 18

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024

U.S. stock indexes drifted to a mixed close following more reports showing the economy remains stronger than expected
April 18