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A woman looks at screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

Sep. 25, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

U.S. stocks are closing with solid gains Friday, the latest shift in a recent stretch of turbulence for the market. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, led by technology and health care stocks. Apple gained 3.8% and Microsoft added 2.3%. Still, the S&P 500 finished with a weekly loss of 0.6%, capping the benchmark...

FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.  Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020,  in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives. Thousands of Google employees walked out of work in protest in 2018 after The New York Times revealed Android creator Andy Rubin received $90 million in severance even though several employees filed misconduct allegations against him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit settlement

Sep. 25, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of executives' sexual misconduct. Alphabet Inc. said Friday that it will prohibit severance packages for anyone fired for misconduct or is the subject of a sexual...

Woman accused in QAnon kidnapping plot pleads not guilty

Sep. 25, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of plotting with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care pleaded not guilty to second-degree kidnapping on Friday. Cynthia Abcug's lawyer, Ara Ohanian, entered the plea during an online court hearing. Abcug, who has been released from jail,...

In this photo made from UNTV video, Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN Headquarters. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely

The other issues: Pandemic focus at UN pushes out key topics

Sep. 25, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

At the United Nations this week, Kenya's president lamented the loss of animal species and called for measures to combat climate change. Slovenia's president spoke of eliminating land mines, legacies of bygone wars that still maim and kill. And leaders of Iran, Cuba and Libya asked for a lifting of sanctions,...

Cyberattack shut down computer systems at Nebraska Medicine

Sep. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Medicine will resume normal operations “in days" following a cyberattack that shut down computer systems early Sunday, health system officials said. Officials described the outage in a statement Thursday as a “significant information technology system downtime...

The sign for Tyler Technologies is seen outside the company's offices, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Plano, Texas. The major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, has told customers that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and IT systems. Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies told customers in an email that it discovered the breach and contacted law enforcement and enlisted outside cybersecurity help. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

Sep. 25, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday it was hit by a ransomware attack two days after telling clients an unknown intruder had compromised its phone and information technology systems. Tyler Technologies said in a statement that it...

Republicans U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, left, listens as Rep. Greg Gianforte speaks during a joint interview on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Bozeman, Mont. Daines is being challenged by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock while Gianforte faces Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney in the gubernatorial race. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Republican duo reshapes Montana politics in Trump's style

Sep. 25, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque, sometimes even harsh, a self-made technology mogul whose...

FILE - Icons for the smartphone apps WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, on Aug. 7, 2020.  The Justice Department is asking a judge to allow WeChat to be banned from app stores in the U.S., pending an appeal. In a Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 filing, the Justice Department requested U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California put on hold a preliminary injunction issued Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

Sep. 25, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to the security of the United States. Last week the U.S. Commerce Department moved to ban WeChat from U.S. app stores but on...

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Facebook critics start rival, independent 'oversight board'

Sep. 25, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network's early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the Philippines, are launching their version of an “oversight board” to rival the company's own. The group says Facebook is taking too long...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, the Apple logo at a store in Hialeah, Fla. The European Commission said Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 it's appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. The appeal comes after the U.S. tech giant scored a decisive recent legal victory in its longrunning battle with the European Union's executive Commission, which has been trying to rein in multinationals' ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

Sep. 25, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission said Friday it is appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. The appeal comes after the U.S. tech giant scored a big recent legal victory in its long battle with the European Union's executive...