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 This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google will start offering “fact check” tags next to some news stories in search results in the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories, on Friday, April 7, 2017. People who search for a topic in the regular search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to news stories that had been fact checked by a participating organiza
NEW YORK (AP) — Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results - the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. People who search for a topic in Google's main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as "mostly true"...
In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook announced Thursday, April 6, 2017, it is launching a tool to help users spot false news articles on the site. The tool, similar to others around privacy and security, will be available to users in 14 countries, including the U.S. Users will see it for a few days when they open Facebook. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips and...
FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Republicans in the House have followed the Senate in overturning an Obama-era broadband privacy regulation that set tough restrictions on what companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T could do with customers’ personal information. It still needs President Donald Trump’s signature. Consumer advocates and Democrats have slammed Republicans for gutting the Federal Communications Commission’s regulation, s
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you? In the short term, not so much. The rules, which would have put tough restrictions on what companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T can do with information such...
In this image made from video, tree debris lies on the street as wind gusts in Bowen, eastern Australia, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said.(AuBC via AP)
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour roared across Australia's tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. Cyclone Debbie, which slammed into the coast...
BERLIN (AP) — The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies. Both reports concluded that fundamentally changing the way power is...
FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election. The extraordinary revelation...
President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs _ from Africa to Appalachia _ would take big hits, among the many parts of the government he’d put on a crash diet. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget Thursday, proposing a far-reaching overhaul of federal spending that would slash many domestic programs to finance a big increase for the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump's plan seeks to...
Alanna Irving, who is originally from San Francisco and who moved to New Zealand six years ago, poses in Wellington, New Zealand. [photo: AP]
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It’s one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It’s another thing to go ahead and do it. But that’s exactly what seems to be happening, at least in one distant corner of the world. In New Zealand, the number of...
In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu announcing the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. The state of Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases pl
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit against the U.S. government Wednesday in federal court...
Teacher Pia Martin greets students as they arrive to school at the Science Leadership Academy as teachers take part in "A Day Without a Woman" demonstration in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Organizers of January's Women's March are calling on women to stay home from work and not spend money in stores or online to show their impact on American society. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- American women stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and joined rallies across the country to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of International Women's Day events around the globe. The Day Without a Woman protest in the U.S. was put together...

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