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A late drop leaves Wall Street indexes lower, led by tech

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday as a late-afternoon sell-off in technology companies helped nudge stock indexes into the red for the second straight day. The S&P 500 lost 0.9%, with most of the pullback coming in the last hour of trading. Apple, Facebook and Google's parent ...

Bill Gates’ leadership roles stay intact despite allegations

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite damaging allegations suggesting Bill Gates pursued women who worked for him, don't expect changes to his roles at the two iconic institutions he co-founded, Microsoft and his namesake philanthropic foundation. Critics say the revelations raise accountability concerns, ...

Qatar detains Kenyan guard who wrote on laborers’ struggles

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Kenyan who wrote compelling dispatches under a pseudonym about the challenges of living as a low-wage worker in Qatar and advocated for their rights has been detained under unclear circumstances in the energy-rich nation. The arrest of Malcolm Bidali ...

California readies to prevent blackouts, but threats remain

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top energy regulators on Tuesday said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer's rotating blackouts, but they cautioned the power grid of the nation's most populous state is still vulnerable to extreme heat waves that could force more outages ...

Sri Lankan court: China-built port board needs public assent

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's top court has ruled that some provisions of legislation to set up a powerful economic commission in a Chinese-built port city violate the constitution and require approval by a public referendum to become law. At the center of the dispute are fears that ...