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May 16, 2017 - 8:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from new books by Louise Erdrich and Amy Tan can be read for free in a pair of new digital compilations. The industry newsletter Publishers Lunch announced Tuesday that 53 works coming out this fall and winter will be highlighted in "Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter" and "Buzz...
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May 16, 2017 - 7:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In another round of sanctions in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia's most popular social media websites and search engines. Poroshenko's office on Tuesday published the decree that he...
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A couple with their child walk in front of a docked ferry at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Greek seamen are on a 48-hour to protest new austerity measures as Greece struggles to emerge from a seven-year financial crisis.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 16, 2017 - 7:28 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen and journalists walked off the job Tuesday, a day before a nationwide general strike to protest new austerity measures the government is legislating for in return for more bailout funds. The 48-hour seamen's strike will leave ferries servicing the country's...
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A customer walks by the notice about "ransomware" at CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 15, 2017. The letters read "Due to ransomware affection, we are unable to screen advertisement. The movie is going to start 10 minutes after the ticket time." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 16, 2017 - 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Security researchers say China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack. Beijing has tolerated rampant use of...
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Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch the Labour Party's General Election manifesto in Bradford, England, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The British electorate go to the polls on June 8, in a general election. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
May 16, 2017 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party is appealing to voters with promises to increase the minimum wage, boost public spending, nationalize key industries — and pay for it all by raising taxes on high earners. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says it is a "radical and responsible" program...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, Home Depot supervisor David Petersen stacks barbecue smokers at a Home Depot store location, in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 16, 2017 - 6:52 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Robust consumer spending and the arrival of the spring gardening season pushed Home Depot's first-quarter profits and revenue beyond most expectations and the company raised its earnings forecast for the year. Shares rose before the market opened Tuesday and appeared headed for an...
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A customer walks by the notice about "ransomware" at CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 15, 2017. The letters read "Due to ransomware affection, we are unable to screen advertisement. The movie is going to start 10 minutes after the ticket time." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 16, 2017 - 6:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean cybersecurity expert said Tuesday there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to...
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May 16, 2017 - 6:48 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says his country will need to set a date for adopting the euro, the common European currency, following the presidential election in France and the forthcoming ballot in Germany. The country is officially committed to join the euro but the...
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Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks about the mass destruction offensive malware, Monday, May 15, 2017, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 16, 2017 - 6:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser has a message to those blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for the cyberattack encircling the globe: Don't point a finger at the National Security Agency. Blame the hackers. Since Friday, malware has infected an estimated 300,000...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Security researcher say China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack. Beijing has tolerated rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that China is leaving...
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