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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 6:36 am
MUNICH (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her country's European Union partners on Saturday not to let "rigid institutional restrictions" get in the way of a wide-ranging post-Brexit security alliance, warning that there would be "damaging real-world consequences" if none can be agreed...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 5:19 am
MUNICH (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her country's European Union partners on Saturday not to let "rigid institutional restrictions" get in the way of a wide-ranging post-Brexit security alliance, warning that there would be "damaging real-world consequences" if none can be agreed...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 16, 2018 - 8:20 pm
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela’s former oil czar, is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country. The lawsuit was filed Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
February 16, 2018 - 8:06 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country. The civil complaint filed in Houston came just...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass. A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Wynn and the company bearing his name shows that he won't receive any compensation and can't be involved in any competing gambling business for two years. The terms of the agreement were released Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, by Wynn Resorts. Wynn resigned as CEO earlier this month amid sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years. The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Being Patriotic" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that beginning in June 2016, defendants and and their co-conspirators organized and coordinated political rallies in the U.S. The "Being Patriotic" promoted and organized two political rallies in New York according to the indictment. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Facebook says it is doubling its security staff to 20,000 and actively working with the FBI to stop election interference by Russians and others. The company's statement is in response...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass. A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Wynn and the company bearing his name shows that he won't receive any compensation and can't be involved in any competing gambling business for two years. The terms of the agreement were released Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, by Wynn Resorts. Wynn resigned as CEO earlier this month amid sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 16, 2018 - 3:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years. The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Thirty Meter Telescope protesters walk on a road during a blockade that prevented TMT construction vehicles from driving up to the summit of Mauna Kea near Hilo on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii. In a similar vein, Native Hawaiian activists, who claim to be descendants of Kauai's last king, are occupying the closed Coco Palms Hotel on the island of Kauai, saying they have documents giving them the rights to the land, and are protesting the rebuilding of the hotel, where Elvis Presley's character got married in the film "Blue Hawaii." It has been closed since a hurricane tore through it in 1992. (Holly Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 2:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms' rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai. The men set...
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