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Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

May. 25, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the...

California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

May. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the...

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

May. 24, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook could be fined up...

Health care CEOs again lead the way in pay

May. 24, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the third time in four years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The typical CEO in the industry made $16.1 million last year, which means half earned more than that, and half made less. A...

Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B

May. 23, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become "active" users of the social network. In a new report, Facebook said it saw a...

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California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

May. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

May. 25, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the...

Superior lab works on ending invasive species in Great Lakes

May. 25, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive species through ships' ballast water. Matt TenEyck, the director of the university's Lake Superior Research...

Grants to help school districts replace older diesel buses

May. 25, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than $600,000 in grants is being awarded to eight Michigan school districts to help buy 28 new school buses. Districts in Fennville, Fowlerville, Hamilton, Hillsdale, Hopkins, Livonia, Ludington and Wayne-Westland are getting the funding. The Michigan Department of Environment,...

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

May. 25, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas...

Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files

May. 25, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported by the blog Krebs On Security . A flaw in an internet...

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

May. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a "new opportunity." He didn't provide...

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

May. 24, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, causing some damage but no injuries. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the tornado affected two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown...

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

May. 24, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook could be fined up...

United Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing Max flights

May. 24, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

United Airlines is canceling another month's worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. United said Friday it has removed the Max from its schedule through Aug. 3 and will cancel about 2,400 flights in June and July as a result. It had previously canceled all Max...