Clinton's Gold Rush: $18 million raised on three-day swing
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:59:15 -0400
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook, vamped in a photo booth with actor Justin Timberlake and dined with some of California's richest families on what was likely the most lucrative fundraising swing of her presidential campaign.
World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:57:01 -0400
The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, ...
Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:55:41 -0400
BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples.
Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:52:55 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu back in hospital
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:45:40 -0400
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, according to his family foundation.
Sydney rain forces changes in Cal, Hawaii training schedules
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:34:09 -0400
SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.
Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:27:37 -0400
Officials picked through the wreckage of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in Myanmar's ancient capital Bagan on Thursday after a powerful earthquake rattled the top tourist destination, leaving three dead. Clouds of dust settled over the damaged pagodas as officials took stock of the destruction caused by the 6.8 magnitude quake, which struck just south of the famous archaeological site Wednesday, killing two young girls and a man in nearby towns. Police blocked tourists from entering Bagan's vast field of some 2,500 Buddhist monuments -- among the country's most venerated religious sites -- as workers cleared piles of bricks and swept the grounds.
Nonprofit asking Clinton, Trump to stop campaigning on 9/11
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:25:57 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.
Nine killed as militants raid Kabul's American University
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:21:49 -0400
At least nine people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said on Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the assault, but it occurred as Taliban insurgents ramp up their nationwide summer offensive against the Western-backed Kabul government. "Seven students were martyred, and 30 other students and lecturers were wounded," interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told AFP, adding that two policemen were also killed.
Exclusive: Companies made deals that could run afoul of U.S. whistleblower rules
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:21:36 -0400
Wells Fargo , Advanced Micro Devices and Fifth Third Bank have in recent years agreed to settlement deals that seek to muzzle former employees in ways that some lawyers said could violate U.S. whistleblower protection laws. Five lawyers, including three who represent whistleblowers, said that the settlements appear aimed at blocking workers from airing their concerns and contain similarities to those used by other companies that ran afoul of government rules. The deals by Wells Fargo, AMD, and Fifth Third Bank were among a dozen such corporate settlements reached between 2012 and 2015 that were reviewed by Reuters.