Government and politics

May 12, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday confirmed what Amtrak, elected officials and hundreds of thousands of commuters at the nation's busiest rail station already knew: Immediate track maintenance and repair efforts are needed at Penn Station. The FRA joined Amtrak and New...
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An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London, one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 12, 2017 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reported a global cyberattack (all times local): 5:05 p.m. FedEx Corp. is confirming that it is suffering a malware attack. A statement from the delivery company Friday said its Windows-based systems were "experiencing interference" due to malware and that it was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, a self-driving Uber car stops at a red light on Liberty Avenue through the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robocars and is slowing their development. But experts say eventually the cars will coexist with human drivers on real roads. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rare order from a federal judge alerting prosecutors to possible criminal misconduct by Uber or a key executive deepens the turmoil swirling around the ride-hailing company at a time when it's grappling with other legal and image problems. District Judge William Alsup in San...
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File- This photo taken April 6, 2016, shows Bill O'Reilly attending The Hollywood Reporter's "35 Most Powerful People in Media" celebration at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. During an interview Friday, May 12, 2017, with Glenn Beck, O’Reilly complained of a liberal “hit job” that did him in. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — During an interview Friday with Glenn Beck, another former Fox News Channel personality who was the subject of an advertiser boycott, Bill O'Reilly complained of a liberal "hit job" that did him in. "In the weeks to come we're going to be able to explain all of it," O'Reilly said in...
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May 12, 2017 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly complained of a liberal "hit job" that did him in during his first interview Friday since he was fired two weeks ago. In an interview on Glenn Beck's radio show, O'Reilly said his firing came about because of a left-wing cabal intent on "destroying voices (they don't)...
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Patrick Ward, 47, a sales director at Purbeck Ice Cream, from Dorset in England, poses for photographs after giving media interviews after his heart operation scheduled today was cancelled because of a cyberattack, outside St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 12, 2017 - 4:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the U.S. National Security Agency and later leaked...
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Danish artist Olaf Eliasson poses next to a "Green Light" work at the Pavilion of Denmark, during a preview of the 57th International Art Exhibition, in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017, at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 3:21 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — With nationalism on the rise, political engagement is central to the artistic dialogue at the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest contemporary art fair, opening Saturday. From the main show, "Viva Arte Viva," curated by Christine Macel, to 87 national pavilions in the Venice...
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Patrick Ward, 47, a sales director at Purbeck Ice Cream, from Dorset in England, poses for photographs after giving media interviews after his heart operation scheduled today was cancelled because of a cyberattack, outside St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 12, 2017 - 3:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health service was hit Friday by a huge international cyberattack that froze computers at hospitals across the country — an attack that shut down wards, closed emergency rooms and brought medical treatments to a screeching halt. Hospitals in areas across Britain found...
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Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco speaks with Abigail Kennedy and her daughter, Hannah in Land O'Lakes, Fla., Friday, May 12, 2017. The Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, also known as a body farm, was dedicated and named after Abigail Kennedy's husband, who died in a car crash in January. Dead bodies will be placed in a five-acre patch of land near the Pasco County jail so that researchers can study different facets of decomposition, including how the environment, weather and other factors affect the body. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
May 12, 2017 - 2:50 pm
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A "body farm" where researchers can study how corpses decompose will open next week in the Tampa Bay area with the burial of four donated bodies. Officials broke ground Friday on the Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, a five-acre patch of land north of Tampa. It's the seventh...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France, The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel. Alarmed at the proposal, which airline officials say is merely a matter of timing, European governments held urgent talks Friday, May 12, 2017, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
May 12, 2017 - 2:29 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel. Alarmed at the proposal, which airline officials say is merely a matter of...
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