Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets
18 Oct. 201712:20 AM ET
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.
Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win
18 Oct. 201712:35 AM ET
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday's Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth. The Shanghai Composite index advanced as China's ruling communists began a congress that is due to give President Xi Jinping a second, five-year term.
Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
18 Oct. 20172:05 AM ET
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right.
Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge
17 Oct. 20178:31 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series "Man in the High Castle."
A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question
17 Oct. 201710:59 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. The president, at first, spoke approvingly of the deal, but as conservatives rebelled, the White House insisted Trump actually opposed the plan as a bailout of insurance companies.
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against "grim" challenges
18 Oct. 201712:35 AM ET
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.
China's Xi calls for more technology development
18 Oct. 20171:21 AM ET
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how.
US looking to Japan for help in boosting LNG exports to Asia
18 Oct. 20171:25 AM ET
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Asia, and hopes for more Japanese investment in American natural gas infrastructure, a senior Department of Energy official said Wednesday.
Trump indicates Fed search down to 5 finalists
17 Oct. 20176:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is likely to make his selection for the next Federal Reserve chairman from five candidates, a group that includes current Chair Janet Yellen.