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Suit claiming doctor ruined pregnancy chances dismissed

Oct. 27, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accuses a doctor of secretly inserting a device into a woman during surgery that she claims stopped her from getting pregnant. The decision against Kimberly Bryant’s lawsuit was issued Friday by Forsyth County Judge Eric...

AMD acquires Xilinx in $35 billion deal to create massive Silicon Valley chip maker

Oct. 27, 2020 6:44 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AMD acquires Xilinx in $35 billion deal to create massive Silicon Valley chip maker.
In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, photo, the figure of the Ant Group's mascot is displayed at the office in Hong Kong. The world's largest fintech company, China's Ant Group, will try to raise nearly $35 billion in a massive public offering of stock that would shatter records. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Here's why Ant Group is about to shatter IPO records

Oct. 27, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Stella Su, who lives and works in Shanghai, has used an ATM only once in the past year. Instead of cash, in recent years she has done almost all her business using the digital wallet Alipay –- shopping in a mall, buying stuff online or transferring money to friends. “Now when...

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Taiwan says new arms purchases to boost credible defense

Oct. 27, 2020 5:15 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Tuesday that recently proposed purchases of U.S. missiles and other arms systems will boost the island’s ability to credibly defend itself amid rising threats from China. The comments from defense ministry spokesperson Shih Shun-wen came a day after China said it...

Judge refuses to block 'No Boycott of Israel' measure

Oct. 26, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit in which a Muslim civil rights group sought to block the state of Maryland from enforcing its ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake didn't reach a decision on whether the executive...

Suspect identified in 1974 killing of Missoula girl

Oct. 26, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — DNA technology has led law enforcement officers to a suspect in the February 1974 killing of a 5-year-old Missoula girl, Missoula Police Chief Jason White said Monday. DNA evidence from the scene of the killing of Siobhan McGuinness matches that of Richard William Davis, who lived in...

Some ballot requests may be affected by county cyber attack

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A hacker attack against an upstate New York county's computer system raised concern that some emailed absentee ballot applications may not be processed, but the state Board of Elections said voting won't be affected overall. The cyber attack on Oct. 18 encrypted about 200 computers...

In this Oct. 7, 2020 photo, chef Sohla El-Waylly prepares Swedish meatballs during a taping of

'Babish' expands as pandemic boosts YouTube cooking shows

Oct. 26, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mac and cheese, 18th-century style. A seven-course meal using only ingredients from a convenience store. A meal that is literally on fire. Four episodes into her new YouTube show, “Stump Sohla,” part of the expanding “Babish Culinary Universe" channel, Sohla El-Waylly...

FILE - This July 20, 2020, file photo, shows, the app for Alipay, the mobile payments service operated by Ant Group, on a smartphone in Beijing. China’s Ant Group will try to raise nearly $35 billion in its initial public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong, which would make it the largest share offering in history. Alibaba-affiliated Ant Group, which operates a suite of financial products including the widely-used Alipay digital wallet in China and one of the world’s largest money market funds, will hold dual listings in Shanghai and Hong Kong.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Chinese fintech could shatter records with $35B share offer

Oct. 26, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The world’s largest fintech company, China's Ant Group, will try to raise nearly $35 billion in a massive public offering of stock that would shatter records. Alibaba-affiliated Ant Group, which operates a suite of financial products including the widely-used Alipay digital wallet...

Software developer pleads guilty to COVID-19 fraud scheme

Oct. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for carrying out a scheme to defraud several COVID-19 relief programs, according to federal prosecutors. Baoke Zhang, 35, of Issaquah, Washington, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Seattle. He admitted that he submitted...