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  • TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads

    LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack” when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the popular short-video sharing app, a TikTok […]
  • House to vote on temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is on track Tuesday to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month. The Democratic-controlled chamber is voting despite a mini-furor ignited […]
  • US delegation pledges support to Serbia, Kosovo after deal

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. delegation pledged Tuesday to move forward with helping to boost business and investment between Serbia and Kosovo after the former war foes agreed at the White House this month to work together to normalize economic relations. American officials visited Serbia’s capital of Belgrade after traveling to Kosovo on Monday. […]
  • AP-NORC poll: Dim view of economy stable as election nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day — if not reasons for optimism. According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 60% of Americans describe the national economy as poor […]
  • Swedish central bank sees key interest rate at 0 for years

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s central bank on Tuesday kept its main interest rate at zero and said it expects it to remain “at this level in the coming years” due to the economic uncertainty created by the virus pandemic. Riksbanken said its policies and low interest rate had supported the Scandinavian country’s economy which “has […]
  • EU to UK: stop playing ‘games’ with Brexit trade talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is pleading with Britain to stop playing “games” as time is running out to clinch a free trade deal over the next month. The sides committed to a new meeting to discuss Britain’s plans to disregard part of the withdrawal agreement it had signed with the 27-nation EU amid […]
  • Millennial Money: Home costs don’t stop at a down payment

    If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s true that your down payment may be the biggest check you ever write. But once you move in, it’s also true that the cash tends […]
  • Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

    BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia, German media reported Tuesday. The attack caused the failure of IT systems at Duesseldorf’s University Hospital two weeks ago. A woman who needed urgent admission […]
  • As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

    LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. Britain, […]
  • The Latest: India to avoid big gatherings during festivals

    NEW DELHI, India — Health officials says citizens of India should celebrate the upcoming festive season without large gatherings. Autumn is the festival season in many parts of India — a nation where religion, celebrations, rituals are paramount. The month of October has many festivals celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, including Diwali, a festival of […]