3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt."
Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next yearElectric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of its cars would come equipped ...
Ex-California state senator gets prison for taking bribes
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in prison in a corruption scandal in which he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento.
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Under fire in Mosul, IS attacks another Iraqi city
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) ? Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown.
UN picks Wonder Woman as women's envoy; critics want Real Woman
Adding to the Hollywood feel, the announcement was made in the presence of the actress Lynda Carter, now 65, who played the part on television, and of Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, the company that owns the rights to the character. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was originally scheduled to attend, was not present.
Senior NJ Transit leaders skip hearing on deadly train crash
Federal railroad regulators said a meeting Friday with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held at the same time as a legislative hearing ...
San Francisco lawsuit, NYC law highlight global risks for Airbnb
By Heather Somerville and Tina Bellon SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. Other online marketplaces - such as Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist ? have cited the same law to shield themselves from liability for any improper transactions among users of their services.