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People fill a hallway before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is to vote on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Monday unanimously approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fund the fight against homelessness after weeks of heated debate and raucous hearings. The City Council backed a compromise plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per...
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In this May 8, 2018, photo, Chinese men pass by a ZTE building in Beijing, China. President Donald Trump's weekend social media musings about China injected new uncertainty into the Washington's punishment of Chinese tech giant ZTE and planned trade talks between the two countries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 14, 2018 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-running dispute between American regulators and Chinese telecom company ZTE may have handed President Donald Trump some unexpected leverage in avoiding a trade war with Beijing. Trump's tweet Sunday that he was working with President Xi Jinping of China to put ZTE "back...
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In this Friday, May 11, 2018 photo a man charges his BMW electric vehicle at the rest stop Brohltal Ost at the A61 motorway in Niederzissen, Germany. Munich-based Ionity build a highway network of fast charging stations that will let drivers plug in, charge in minutes instead of hours, and speed off on their way, from Norway to southern Italy and Portugal to Poland (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
May 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it's working. In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving...
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From left, Liberal Democrat former deputy PM Nick Clegg, Tory ex-education secretary Nicky Morgan and Labour former foreign secretary David Miliband speaking at a cross-party intervention Brexit negotiation at Tilda Rice Mill in Rainham, England, Monday, May 14, 2018. Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has joined with politicians from rival parties to call for Britain to retain the closest possible ties with the European Union after Brexit. Miliband says the U.K. should stay in the European Economic Area, made up of the EU and countries such as Norway that have access to the bloc's single market. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 1:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit talks have reached into space, with the European Union and Britain fighting over the rights that London will have to the multi-billion Galileo satellite navigation system and its security-sensitive information. The EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday that by...
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FILE - This May 10, 2017, file photo, shows the CBS logo at their broadcast center in New York. CBS Corp. is suing its controlling shareholder in the latest move in a long-running attempt to combine CBS and Viacom. Both companies’ majority shareholder is National Amusements, which is run by media mogul Sumner Redstone’s daughter Shari Redstone. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is suing its controlling shareholder as part of its long-running attempt to avoid a combination with Viacom. Both companies are controlled by National Amusements. That's the holding company run by Shari Redstone, the daughter of media mogul Sumner Redstone. Though National...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday, May 14, 2018, that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 14, 2018 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform...
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May 14, 2018 - 8:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's cybersecurity agency says German and Belgian researchers have found a way to outwit two widely used forms of email encryption. IT security experts at the universities of Muenster, Bochum and Leuven were able to trick computers into covertly forwarding them the decrypted...
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Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, right, talks MI5 head Andrew Parker during symposium on hybrid threat scenarios in Berlin Monday, May 14, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 7:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — European intelligence chiefs warned Monday that Russia is actively seeking to undermine their democracies by disinformation, cyberattacks and more traditional means of espionage. The heads of Britain and Germany's domestic intelligence agencies, as well as the European Union and NATO'...
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May 13, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official reportedly wants authorities to prosecute anti-Semitic hate speech posted online, even if the material is hosted abroad. Bavaria's justice minister told weekly Welt am Sonntag that he plans to propose a change in the law when he meets with counterparts from...
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May 11, 2018 - 10:47 pm
Investigators found evidence of a "malicious intrusion" into a Tennessee county's elections website from a computer in Ukraine during a concerted cyberattack, which likely caused the site to crash just as it was reporting vote totals in this month's primary. Cyber-security experts hired by Knox...
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