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Reports: Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has quadrupled its production of enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement that came just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts....

Huawei could be stripped of Google services after US ban

May. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

Huawei could lose its grip on the No. 2 ranking in worldwide cellphone sales after Google announced it would comply with U.S. government restrictions meant to punish the Chinese tech powerhouse. Google said basic services would still function on the Android operating system used in Huawei's smartphones. Google...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

May. 20, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world...

Markets Right Now: Stocks lower as chipmakers slump

May. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Monday, with shares of chipmakers leading the decline. Companies are taking steps to comply with the Trump administration's decision to restrict technology sales to...

DNA test uncovers D-Day love story 75 years later

May. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LUDRES, France (AP) — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope. The retired French postal worker figured he'd likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his father was, unable to identify the U.S. serviceman who had fought his way across France after the D-Day landings, taken a bullet...

AP EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tension

May. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium, semi-official news agencies reported Monday, just days after saying it would resume higher levels of enrichment if world powers do not repair the nuclear accord following the U.S. withdrawal from it last year. The semi-official...

The Latest: Iran quadruples low-enriched uranium production

May. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Semi-official news agencies in Iran are reporting that Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched...

Technology stocks push the market lower, extending losses

May. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A broad slide by technology companies pushed U.S. stocks lower in late morning trading on Wall Street Monday, extending losses into another week. The U.S. decision to ban technology sales to China's Huawei hammered the technology sector, particularly chipmakers. About one-third of Huawei's...

Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq

May. 20, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery. The warning came hours after a rocket slammed into Baghdad's heavily...

For 'Hot Zone,' Margulies confronts claustrophobia and Ebola

May. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Julianna Margulies knew she was claustrophobic. But she didn't realize just how much until she had to wear a sealed, full-body biosafety suit while filming the upcoming limited series "The Hot Zone." Margulies had to spend hours in the suit while filming the six-part show about...