January 04, 2018 - 6:17 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has detained a female singer over a racy video posted online, the second singer to face such legal action in recent months. Laila Amer was charged with violating public decency and inciting debauchery over the video, titled "Bos Omak," or "Look at Your Mother" a pun on a popular...
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January 04, 2018 - 6:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. says it will begin selling its first self-driving vehicles by 2021 in partnership with U.S.-based self-driving technology startup Aurora Innovation Inc. The South Korean company said Thursday that in three years, Hyundai and Aurora will bring autonomous...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House in Washington. Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. The White House in a statement blamed the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 03, 2018 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials' refusal to cooperate. Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election, after alleging...
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January 03, 2018 - 4:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A press secretary for Houston's mayor was suspended for nearly two weeks without pay after officials determined she'd sent or received thousands of emails related to personal business on city time. A city memo alleges about 5,000 emails from Darian Ward's city account related to her...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Technology companies are again leading U.S. stocks higher early Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, as indexes continue to trade at all-time highs (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 03, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are once again leading U.S. stocks higher Wednesday as indexes remain at all-time highs. Energy companies are rising along with the price of oil. South Carolina energy company Scana, which had plunged after it stopped construction of a $9 billion nuclear project...
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January 03, 2018 - 11:46 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these...
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Stock trader Chris Lotito studies a computer screen at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 02, 2018 - 10:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Strong manufacturing data and overnight gains on Wall Street gave Asian markets a boost on Wednesday. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index edged 0.2 percent higher to 30,568.04 and the Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.8 percent to 3,375.18. South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent...
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January 02, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company. Vice Media put its president, Andrew Creighton, and chief digital officer Mike Germano on leave as it investigates allegations against them, according to a company...
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January 02, 2018 - 11:08 am
TAX SEASON AND CYBERSECURITY While cybersecurity should be a year-round concern for small business owners, income tax filing season can bring some particular risks, according to the IRS. The agency says it has gotten an increase in reports of attempts to obtain employees' W-2 forms in hopes of...
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January 01, 2018 - 4:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is getting a tax increase it has fought hard but so far unsuccessfully to avoid. A 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers went back into effect Monday after a two-year hiatus. It was...
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