US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firmCyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials. The White House described the ...
Some progress in Geneva talks on Aleppo ceasefire: U.S.There has been some progress in Geneva talks this week among the United States, Russia and other nations trying to achieve a ceasefire agreement in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The crux of the discussions, according to a diplomat briefed on them, was on whether there was a way to separate out al Qaeda-linked fighters in eastern Aleppo, thereby depriving Syrian and Russian forces of their main targets in the city. Rebels in Aleppo opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government are fighting to defend themselves against the firepower of the Syrian army, supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power.
No discipline for 2 Minneapolis officers in man's slaying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday.
Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo film
Harden ready to help Rockets bounce back this season
Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody
BALTIMORE (AP) ? A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.
New NYC law, San Francisco lawsuit highlight global risks for Airbnb
SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. "Throughout the country, people representing cities have called me to ask what's going on with the litigation," he said.
AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner for $85 billion: sources
AT&T, which sells wireless phone and broadband services, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse, buying satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48.5 billion. AT&T will pay $110 per Time Warner share, or about $85 billion overall, sources told Reuters. Time Warner's shares rose almost 8 percent in regular trading, and a further 4.5 percent after hours, to $93.25, giving it a market value of about $73 billion.
Mom of boy who vanished in 1979 testifies of 'total horror'
NEW YORK (AP) ? When her 6-year-old son was late getting home from school, his mother called a classmate's mom and got the news that would launch one of the nation's most infamous missing-child cases.
Clinton warns Trump is 'threatening' US democracy
Hillary Clinton excoriated rival Donald Trump as a threat to American democracy Friday for not pledging to honor results of the upcoming presidential election, as the bitter rivals battled for supremacy in battleground states. The 2016 election cycle pitting the Republican nominee against the former secretary of state has turned increasingly toxic, with Trump fueling wild conspiracy theories about vote "rigging" and Clinton warning that the provocative billionaire was straying into authoritarianism. "We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart," Clinton told a rally in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the key swing states up for grabs on November 8.