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Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers while building real estate empire

A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House.
2 days ago

Writers guild, Hollywood studios reach tentative deal to end strike; no actor deal yet

Union leaders and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic screenwriters strike. No deal is yet in the works for actors.
3 days ago

Biden deal with tribes promises $200M for Columbia River salmon reintroduction

The Biden administration has pledged over $200 million toward reintroducing salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin in an agreement with tribes that includes a stay on litigation for 20 years.
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Amazon unveils a ‘smarter and more conversational’ Alexa amid AI race among tech companies

Amazon has unveiled a slew of gadgets and an update to its popular voice assistant Alexa, infusing it with more generative AI features to better compete with other tech companies who’ve rolled out flashy chatbots.
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Rupert Murdoch, whose creation of Fox News made him a force in American politics, is stepping down

Murdoch inherited a newspaper in Adelaide, Australia, from his father in 1952 and eventually built a news and entertainment enterprise.
7 days ago

Microsoft chief product exec behind Surface devices and Windows 11 steps down

A top product executive at Microsoft who launched its Surface line of computers and Windows 11 is leaving the company.
10 days ago

Mega Millions players spurned again as jackpot climbs to $1.55 billion

Another Mega Millions drawing, another night without a jackpot winner. The top prize increased to $1.55 billion for Tuesday night.
2 months ago

Suspect in Idaho student stabbings says he was out for a solo drive around the time of the slayings

The man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death late last year was on a long drive by himself around the time of the deaths, his defense attorneys wrote in new court documents filed this week.
2 months ago

Whistleblower tells Congress the US is concealing ‘multi-decade’ program that captures UFOs

Retired Maj. David Grusch’s highly anticipated testimony before a House Oversight subcommittee was Congress’ latest foray into the world of UAPs.
2 months ago

Boeing loses $149 million in Q2 as the plane maker is pushing ahead with production increases

Boeing said it is increasing production of its two most popular airline planes. Shares jumped nearly 7% Wednesday, the biggest upward move for the company.
2 months ago

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $820 million

No winner for the Mega Millions top prize Friday night has sent the jackpot soaring to an estimated $820 million.
2 months ago

Tony Bennett, masterful stylist of American standards, dies at 96

Tony Bennett died in his hometown of New York. There was no specific cause, but Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.
2 months ago

Amazon, Microsoft agree to AI safeguards set by White House

Amazon, Microsoft and other tech companies in the AI space agreed to safeguards brokered by President Joe Biden's administration.
2 months ago

Hollywood actors join screenwriters in historic industry-stopping strike as contract talks collapse

Leaders of a Hollywood’s actors union voted Thursday to join screenwriters in the first joint strike in more than six decades.
3 months ago

Megan Rapinoe says she’ll retire after the NWSL season and her 4th World Cup

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe is ready to retire after an illustrious career in which she won an Olympic gold medal, two World Cups and never shied away from using her platform to spotlight social issues.
3 months ago

Recent events that indicate Earth’s climate has entered uncharted territory

As a warming Earth simmered into worrisome new territory this week, scientists said the unofficial records being set for average planetary temperature were a clear sign of how pollutants released by humans are warming their environment. But the heat is also just one way the planet is telling us something is gravely wrong, they said.
3 months ago

US Coast Guard says ‘presumed human remains’ found in wreckage of Titan submersible

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has likely recovered human remains from the wreckage of the Titan submersible and is bringing the evidence back to the U.S.
3 months ago

Still hiring: Big Tech layoffs give other sectors an opening

For the thousands of workers who’d never experienced upheaval in the tech sector, the recent mass layoffs at companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Meta came as a shock. Now they are being courted by long-established employers whose names aren’t typically synonymous with tech work, including hotel chains, retailers, investment firms, railroad companies and even […]
3 months ago

Putin calls armed rebellion by Russian mercenary chief a betrayal

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed harsh punishment for an armed rebellion spearheaded by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.
3 months ago

Alaska salmon season back on after court halts closure that sought to protect orcas

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday halted a lower court ruling that would have shut down southeast Alaska’s chinook salmon troll fishery for the summer to protect endangered orca whales that eat the fish.
3 months ago

Sanders launches Senate probe into Amazon’s safety practices

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has opened a Senate investigation into Amazon’s warehouse safety practices.
3 months ago

US urged to investigate the type of AI that powers systems like ChatGPT

Consumer protection groups urged regulators on Tuesday to investigate the type of artificial intelligence underpinning systems like ChatGPT
3 months ago

At least 6 killed, dozens injured in weekend shootings across US

At least six people including a Pennsylvania state trooper were killed and dozens injured in a string of weekend violence and mass shootings across the U.S.
3 months ago

Amazon’s $1.7 billion deal to buy iRobot gets regulator approval

British antitrust regulators cleared Amazon’s purchase of robot vacuum maker iRobot on Friday, but the $1.7 billion deal still faces scrutiny in the United States and Europe.
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