September 25, 2020

US probes Mercedes vans for possible unwanted acceleration

DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating speed sensor problems with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size vans that could cause unwanted acceleration. The probe by the […]
September 25, 2020

Orders for big-ticket US manufactured goods up weak 0.4%

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following a much larger gain in the previous month. The […]
September 25, 2020

Mom's remains go missing after being mailed to wrong address

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Kentucky woman is sending out what she calls an “urgent plea” after a box containing her mother’s cremated remains went missing […]
September 25, 2020

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

NEW YORK — The Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging […]
September 25, 2020

Facebook critics start rival, independent 'oversight board'

OAKLAND, Calif. — A group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network’s early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the […]
September 25, 2020

TikTok says it didn't take part in Australia security probes

CANBERRA, Australia — TikTok executives told a Senate committee on Friday that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not engage with investigators before the government […]
September 25, 2020

Czechs to acquire Israeli air defense system in $400M deal

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic wants to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the defense ministry said on […]
September 25, 2020

Fight over Trump tax returns goes to appeals court— again

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Friday in President Donald Trump’s long-running fight to prevent a top New York […]
September 25, 2020

The Latest: NM voters submit 250K absentee ballot requests

SANTA FE, N.M. — Voters across New Mexico have submitted nearly 250,000 absentee ballot requests with especially strong demand among Democrats for alternatives to in-person […]
September 25, 2020

In despair, protesters take to streets for Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some of them raised their fists and called out “Black lives matter!” Others tended to the letters, flowers and signs grouped together […]