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Oklahoma School for the Deaf Closed After Threat Called In

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Closed After Threat Called In

Aug 17
Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call.

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

By David Crary | Aug 17
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966.

Tighter Regulations Could Take Bite out of Airbnb Profits

Tighter Regulations Could Take Bite out of Airbnb Profits

By Verena Dobnik | Aug 17
Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities.

Tesla's Musk Says Stress, Overwork Taking Heavy Toll

Tesla's Musk Says Stress, Overwork Taking Heavy Toll

Aug 17
Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an "excruciating" year.

Trump's Military Parade Delayed Until at Least 2019

Trump's Military Parade Delayed Until at Least 2019

By Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 17
The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

APNewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 16
Google clarified how it tracks users even if they've disabled a "location history" setting, revising a help page that erroneously said turning off that setting would stop the tracking.

Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief's Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief's Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

By Jill Colvin | Aug 16
President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.

Colorado Baker: No Cake for Gender Transition Celebration

Colorado Baker: No Cake for Gender Transition Celebration

By James Anderson | Aug 16
A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.

After Alex Jones Timeout, Twitter CEO Mulls Deeper Changes

After Alex Jones Timeout, Twitter CEO Mulls Deeper Changes

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 16
A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news.

Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod

Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod

Aug 16
A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.

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