Nation/World

For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...

National

Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

School Shooting Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week’s shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for more armed security to keep campuses safe. The emotional...


Business

Brazil says deal reached to suspend damaging trucker strike

Brazil Truckers Protest-2

SAO PAULO (AP) — 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. Eliseu Padilha, chief of staff for President Michel Temer, told...


Lifestyle , National

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow Thursday, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky. Low lava fountains were erupting from...


Business , National

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Sexual Misconduct-Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein...


National

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

NFL Meetings Football

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day after league owners mandated that players must stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner” — they now have the option of remaining in the...


Business , National

Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New...


Business , National

Jury says Samsung must pay $539M for copying parts of iPhone

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone’s features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011. Apple contends...


Business , National

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Uber-Autonomous Vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


Business , National

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

Amazon Echo Private Conversation

SEATTLE (AP) — 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. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of...


Business , National

APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

Tesla Crash Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — 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 Thursday. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show...


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