May 30, 2016

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Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. The glitch reported in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. affected access from PCs and Facebook’s mobile app. The social media giant’s Instagram service was also inaccessible. A Facebook statement said the disruption was Read More…

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years later

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz were tinged with a sense of Read More…

US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said. The defendants were directed by Russian authorities to gather sensitive economic intelligence Read More…

Budget for Koch-backed network: almost $1 billion for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would approach $1 billion ahead of 2016’s elections. The stunning sum from Freedom Partners would dwarf expected spending from official GOP committees and many of the hopefuls expected to Read More…

Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in mother Joan Rivers’ death

NEW YORK (AP) — While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa. The 81-year-old comedian and star of “Fashion Police” on E! died Sept. 4, Read More…

Super Bowl Media Day: The art of saying little to nothing

PHOENIX (AP) — This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day. It’s a story about the media covering other media pretending to cover players and coaches for the Patriots and Seahawks, who, in turn, will pretend to shed light on the issues of theday while also taking videos Read More…

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total Read More…

Owner Robert Kraft says Patriots did nothing wrong, will be owed apology in the end

CHANDLER, Ariz. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion Kraft is certain will occur. In an unscheduled statement, Kraft strongly defended his team’s actions and Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Jan. 26

our daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Northeast braces for ‘potentially historic’ storm  A blizzard warning is issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston which could see up to almost two feet of snow. 2. Obama is chief Read More…

Obama takes in India’s grand Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine Read More…