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  • UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petroleum products in excess of its annual quota. The experts said in key sections of a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that North […]
  • California prosecutors ask NFL to take down shooting video

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday asked the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league’s Inspire Change campaign, saying it misrepresents the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2018. The video shows Sequette Clark speaking about the death of her son, Stephon Clark, who […]
  • Federal program offers new cybersecurity tool for elections

    ATLANTA (AP) — State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the federal government to help defend the nation’s election systems from cyberthreats ahead of the November vote, as intelligence officials continue to warn about foreign efforts to interfere in the U.S. election. Under a $2.2 million pilot program that began in March, the […]
  • New York Fed: Black-owned business hard hit by pandemic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Black-owned businesses have been almost twice as likely to fail as businesses overall during the current pandemic, according to a study released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York The study determined that a major reason for this was that Black-owned businesses are heavily concentrated in cities that have been […]
  • NBCUniversal laying off workers amid pandemic pain

    Comcast’s NBCUniversal is having company-wide layoffs, a spokeswoman confirmed. The layoffs affect less than 10% of the company’s employees, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified people familiar with the matter. NBCUniversal has 35,000 full-time employees. The coronavirus is hurting NBC’s business. In its most recent quarter, revenue slid 25% to $6.1 billion […]
  • Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said U.S. military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrible attack” likely caused by a bomb. Trump was asked why he called it an attack and not an accident, especially since […]
  • Military finds human remains, sunken tank off California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy has located a seafaring tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and was working to recover human remains, officials said Tuesday. The Navy planned to place equipment near the amphibious assault vehicle that is under 385 feet (117 meters) of water by the end of the […]
  • Houston officer fatally shoots armed assault suspect on bus

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer shot and killed an armed assault suspect on a transit bus Tuesday after the man beat a security guard and fled with her gun, police said. The episode began about 2 p.m. when a man attacked a security guard outside a downtown business and fled with her handgun, […]
  • Technical issue has California under-reporting virus cases

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and number of positive cases, and hindering efforts to track the spread, the state’s top health official said Tuesday. Health and Human Services […]
  • Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe. But as the crisis has spread to all reaches of the […]