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A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Jul. 19, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air. At the heart of the massive disruption is...

Black lawmakers are standing by Biden at a crucial moment. But some express concern

Jul. 19, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus prides itself on its authority among Democrats and its influence with President Joe Biden in particular. So far, only one of its roughly 60 members have joined calls for Biden to drop his reelection bid due to concerns over his age and ability to...

Trump's convention notably downplays Jan. 6 and his lies about election fraud

Jul. 18, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the Republican National Committee moves into its final day Thursday, the loudest applause for a speaker not named Trump so far has been for a previously little-known economist who served as a trade adviser to the former Republican president. Peter Navarro came...

Jordan Morris scores a goal as Sounders beat Austin 1-0 for 4th straight win

Jul. 13, 2024 23:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jordan Morris scored a goal and Stefan Frei had four saves to help the Seattle Sounders beat Austin FC 1-0 Saturday night for its fourth win in a row. Seattle (9-7-7) has five wins in its six-game unbeaten streak. Obed Vargas evaded multiple...

Judge who nixed Musk's pay package hears arguments on massive fee request from plaintiff lawyers

Jul. 08, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge heard arguments Monday over a massive and unprecedented fee request by lawyers who successfully argued that a massive and unprecedented pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided. Attorneys for a Tesla stockholder...

Texas officials urge coastal residents to prepare for Beryl as the storm moves toward the Gulf of Mexico

Jul. 05, 2024 14:21 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials urge coastal residents to prepare for Beryl as the storm moves toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Tesla sales fall for second straight quarter despite price cuts, but decline not as bad as expected

Jul. 02, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla's global sales fell for the second straight quarter despite price cuts and low-interest financing offers, another sign of weakening demand for the company's products and electric vehicles overall. The Austin, Texas, company said Tuesday that it sold 443,956...

Rep. Lloyd Doggett becomes first Democrat in Congress to call for Biden's withdrawal from 2024 race

Jul. 02, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democratic lawmaker has become the first in the party to publicly call for President Joe Biden to step down as the party's nominee for president, citing Biden’s debate performance against Donald Trump failing to “effectively defend his many accomplishments.” ...

Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Jun. 25, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional. Plaintiffs in the suit include parents of Louisiana...

Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Jun. 24, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional. Plaintiffs in the suit include parents of Louisiana...