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April 24, 2018 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that foreign businesses cannot be sued in U.S. courts by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks. The justices voted 5-4 in favor of the Jordan-based Arab Bank. It was sued by Israeli victims of attacks in the West Bank and Gaza...
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This image made from a video provided by CBS News/60 Minutes shows Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan during an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes." Kogan, the academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal, apologized during the interview which aired on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (CBS News/60 Minutes via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University academic says the suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the election consultancy at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal, lied to British lawmakers investigating fake news. Academic Aleksandr Kogan's company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:48 am
MADRID (AP) — Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists. Palma mayor Antoni Noguera says Tuesday that his government will vote for the ban in a city council because "there is nothing worse than having residents who can't...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are seeking a subpoena for documents concerning the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Democrats have voiced concerns immigrants will dodge the survey, diluting...
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April 24, 2018 - 9:35 am
ROTA, Spain (AP) — Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union's anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries continue to pick over the spoils left by Britain's departure from the bloc next year. With Brexit due in just 11 months, Spain wants to host...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a home across the street from the Apple campus is advertised as sold in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Tuesday, April 24, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for February is released. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December's increase. That jump...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks after the unveiling a statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, London, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. May has helped unveil a statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett outside Britain's Parliament. Fawcett is the first woman to be commemorated there alongside 11 statues of men including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 24, 2018 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — A bronze statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett was unveiled Tuesday outside Britain's Parliament — the first woman to be commemorated there alongside statues of 11 men including Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. Fawcett was president of the...
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FILE- In this May 9, 2017, file photo, a package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery in New York. Last year, the online retailer introduced a system for letting people delivering packages into customers’ homes. Now, it’s their cars. GM says more than 7 million owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are eligible for Amazon’s new Amazon Key In-car delivery service. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 24, 2018 - 8:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon's latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The delivery service works when cars are parked in publicly accessible areas...
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April 24, 2018 - 8:20 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this month is now facing charges. Hudson County prosecutors say 37-year-old Travis Plummer, of Richmond, is charged with desecrating the human remains of 23-month...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, file photo of police technicians board Peter Madsen's submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday, April 25, 2018 when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip. (Jacob Ehrbahn/Ritzau Scanpix, File via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 8:18 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip. The 12-day trial has seen a...
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