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Twitter to pay $809.5 million to settle shareholder lawsuit

Sep. 21, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said Monday it will pay $809.5 million to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors about how much its user base was growing and how much users interacted with its platform. The San Francisco...

Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America

Sep. 21, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or...

Questions on $16B plan to ease back bay flooding at NJ shore

Sep. 20, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, is raising concerns about where water would go during storms, whether barriers proposed as part of it would hinder navigation and the...

Iowa farm cooperative hit by ransomware, systems go offline

Sep. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

A ransomware attack by the BlackMatter gang forced New Cooperative, an association of Iowa corn and soy farmers, to take their systems offline but it said it created workarounds to receive grain and distribute feed, a person close to the business said. Member-owned New...

Michigan rep to fellow lawmaker: I hope 'your car explodes'

Sep. 20, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker told another lawmaker that he hoped her “car explodes on the way in,” according to text messages filed in court to support a request for a personal protection order. “You’re truly the worst human being I’ve ever met. I...

El Salvador president changes Twitter profile to 'dictator'

Sep. 20, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s bitcoin-pushing president apparently changed his Twitter profile description to “dictator” Monday, in what might be an ironic comment on last week’s protests against him. The office of President Nayib Bukele did...

GM says production starts on replacement batteries for Bolts

Sep. 20, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

General Motors said Monday that production has resumed for battery modules used in recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, and customers could start getting replacement parts by mid-October. GM said supplier LG has restarted production at plants in Holland and Hazel...

Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Sep. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Li Zhanguo’s two children, ages 4 and 8, don’t have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. “If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don’t closely monitor their...

Kansas passed on earlier plan to upgrade unemployment system

Sep. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn't heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Liz Weston: Don’t let Social Security steer you wrong

Sep. 20, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can be so convoluted that many people rely on what they’re told by Social Security employees, but that could prove to be an expensive mistake. ...