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Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after…

Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - More farm loan applications are being rejected in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in reaction to weak farm commodity prices and income. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey says nearly one-third of bank CEOs…

Retired admiral to Trump: Yank my clearance, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - A retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is telling President Donald Trump that he'd be honored if Trump would yank his security clearance just like he did to former CIA Director…

US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials have approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication. The Food and Drug Administration's action Thursday opens the door to more competition for a drug that has faced public outrage over…

Pompeo forms 'Iran Action Group' for post-nuke deal policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from…

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top White House economic adviser confirms that China will send a trade envoy to Washington this month for talks to defuse an escalating dispute that threatens global economic growth. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic…

Jury deliberations start in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The jury has begun deliberations in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Judge T.S. Ellis III sent the jury back Thursday shortly before 10 a.m. to consider the 18 counts of tax…

"Queen Of Soul" Passes Away

DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn. The cause was advanced pancreatic…

Brennan says Trump is trying to silence critics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former CIA Director John Brennan says he believes President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and that the president revoked his security clearance to "silence others who might dare to challenge him." In an opinion piece…

Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan's clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday, following through…

US sanctions shipping firms over North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said Wednesday it was taking action against the…

Prosecutors say greed, deception drove Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors are presenting their closing argument in the financial fraud trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Prosecutor Greg Andres is telling jurors that the case boils down to greed and deception. Andres says that…

Five Areas Focused In Missing Iowa Student Search

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) - Authorities investigating the disappearance of an Iowa college student are focusing on five areas in and near her hometown. Twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was last seen July 18, jogging in Brooklyn in central Iowa. The areas of…

EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. In announcing the mileage proposal, the administration said the freeze would save 1,000 lives a…

Police treat London crash as terrorist incident

LONDON (AP) - London's Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament as a terrorist incident. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after…

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

WASHINGTON (AP) - A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American…

Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It Or Not

SAN FRANCISCO - Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the company to record your whereabouts as you go about…

Court: EPA violated law on harmful pesticide, orders ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court says the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PY-ri-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th…

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