Fraternity parties back at UC Berkeley with new guidelines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Fraternity and sorority parties will be back this weekend at the University of California, Berkeley after a one-week suspension, but with new guidelines aimed at keeping the often booze-filled bashes free of sexual violence.
Mobile, video pump up profit at Google parent Alphabet
"We had a great third quarter," Alphabet chief financial officer Ruth Porat said in the earnings release. It has been about a year since the California internet titan revamped its corporate structure, making Google's internet operations a division of Alphabet and putting units such as autonomous cars and internet service balloons in an "other bets" or "moonshots" category. The self-driving car effort that was once part of the X lab at Google -- devoted to bold, futuristic projects -- has become a separate business unit at Alphabet.
Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife's campaign over ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.
Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart
CAIRO (AP) ? The Libyan navy said on Thursday that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast.
Police fire pepper spray, bean bags as they oust protesters
Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear fired bean bags and pepper spray on Thursday as they tried to clear protesters from a camp on private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North ...
Health law consumers face least choice in program's history
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found.
London stocks higher on GDP data as other markets drag
Online privacy may be boosted by new FCC data rules
Ex-Rep. Condit promotes book about Chandra Levy's deathEx-Rep. Gary Condit, once suspected in the disappearance of intern Chandra Levy, says he co-authored a new book about the case to tell his side of the story.
Obama rallies Obamacare troops at 'critical time' for program
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday urged more than 25,000 volunteers and advocates who dialed in to a White House conference call to pull out the stops to boost the number of people signing up for Obamacare health insurance plans. Obama warned it will be challenging to overcome the skepticism about the plans given an onslaught of headlines about surging premium prices, but he said the stakes are high. Americans who do not receive health insurance through their employer or through Medicare or Medicaid programs shop online for subsidized insurance plans starting Nov. 1 until the end of January.