Nation/World

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas-8

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston...

World

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

AP Explains European Data Privacy Examples-2

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s...


World

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

Venezuela US

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. “The empire doesn’t dominate us here,” Maduro said in a televised...


World

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick, the Red Cross said Tuesday. Yves...


Business

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

Italy Politics

MILAN (AP) — A law professor put forward as Italy’s next premier faced suspicions Tuesday that he overstated his academic credentials, including referring on his resume to seven summers of studies at New York University that turned out to involve only having library privileges there. The 12-page...


World

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

Saudi Women Arrests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is holding and interrogating at least 10 women’s rights activists — seven women and three men — without any access to lawyers, according to people familiar with the arrests. The detentions are seen as a culmination of a steady crackdown on perceived...


World

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

Myanmar Hindu Massacre

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country’s volatile west last year, Amnesty International said in a new report accusing ethnic Rohingya insurgents of massacring dozens of Hindus during an escalation of a long-running communal conflict in Rakhine...


Lifestyle , National

Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city’s world-famous resorts. About 25,000...


National

Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer to pay $10M

Trump Porn Star Lawyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels’ attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions. The judgment came after Jason Frank, who used to work at Eagan Avenatti,...


Business , National

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

Trump Lawyer Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a state tax fraud case that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigation, according to...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


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