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Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

Nov. 13, 2018 3:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia. Prior to MainOne's explanation Tuesday, there was speculation that Monday's 74-minute data hijacking...

Minnesota man to pay $140K for snooping, insider trading

Nov. 13, 2018 3:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man snooped in his wife's work papers and used information about UnitedHealth Group's upcoming acquisitions to profit from insider trading, according to regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued James Hengen for allegedly stealing information about two pending...

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Nov. 13, 2018 3:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc. But the agreement faces major political hurdles starting Wednesday, when British Prime Minister...

US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

Nov. 13, 2018 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar. The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the deficit shot up 59 percent from the same month a year ago. Last year's October deficit...

Fraudster on trial for alleged scheme over his real identity

Nov. 13, 2018 3:04 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted of stealing thousands of identities in a massive credit card fraud scheme is now on trial over one more identity — his own. Prosecutors say they learned after Adekunle Adetiloye was sentenced in 2012 that he had created a fictional version of himself and used that...

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

Nov. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler argues that new technology can help improve air quality, noting that the regulation...

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

Nov. 13, 2018 3:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler argues that new technology can help improve air quality, noting that the regulation...

Premier League hires Discovery's Susanna Dinnage as CEO

Nov. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League hired broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage as chief executive on Tuesday, making her the most powerful female executive in global sports. Dinnage will leave her role as global president of Discovery's Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Richard...

The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

Nov. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst toys"...

Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

Nov. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing grievances from a weekend visit to France, President Donald Trump lit into French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his suggestion for a European defense force, over French tariffs on U.S. wine and even Macron's approval ratings. The litany of tweeted complaints served to...