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Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Aug. 03, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was...

Reese Witherspoon sells Hello Sunshine, joins new company

Aug. 03, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

It's a perfect day for Reese Witherspoon as the actress and producer is selling the media company she founded to a newly formed company backed by private equity firm Blackstone Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but The Wall Street Journal reported that...

AP, Reuters to help Twitter elevate more credible info

Aug. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has signed a deal with The Associated Press and Reuters to help elevate accurate information on its platform. Twitter said Monday that the program will expand its existing work to help explain why certain subjects are trending on the site, to show information...

Beijing Games: Sports coverage fine, other things maybe not

Aug. 02, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC says the Olympics are only about the sports; no politics allowed. This will be the mantra, as it always is, when the Beijing Winter Games open in six months. Covering ski races or figure-skating finals should be painless; just stay in the sports...

China's Didi denies report of plan to buy back shares

Jul. 30, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Didi Global Inc. on Friday denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that the ride-hailing service was considering buying back its U.S.-traded shares after its June market debut was disrupted by Chinese government orders to overhaul data security. The...

Russia fines Google for violating data storage law

Jul. 29, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court ordered Google on Thursday to pay a fine of 3 million rubles (roughly $41,000) for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia, a move that is part of the government's longstanding effort to tighten its grip on online activity. ...

Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

Jul. 28, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Popeil died...

Asia stocks advance, tech giants rally after Fed report

Jul. 28, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks mostly rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve kept its accommodative monetary policies and signaled that economic recovery was on track. Chinese technology giants led the way, as authorities moved to soothe jitters over anti-monopoly and...

Asian stocks sink after Wall St pulls back from record

Jul. 28, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Wednesday after Wall Street pulled back from a record as investors awaited a Federal Reserve report for signs of when U.S. stimulus might be withdrawn. Investors also were uncertain how much farther China will go with a...

Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs

Jul. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who watched the first day of a House investigation into the Jan. 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday were exposed to the sort of blunt language, including profanity and racial slurs, rarely heard on daytime television. The hearing featured...