• IBM pits computer against human debaters

    Updated: 30 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM is testing a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday. The argumentative...

  • Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

    Updated: 52 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest...

  • California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation...

  • Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday. They spoke on condition...

  • Colorado Springs ministry names new CEO

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Geof Morin has been named CEO of Colorado Springs-based Biblica, The International Bible Society, after nearly 11 years with the American Bible Society in Philadelphia. He comes to Biblica eight months after former CEO Carl Moeller resigned and the CEO job as well as six other...

  • Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. Speaking with The Associated Press about his views on...

  • The Latest: US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move closer to a potential trade war. Trump says the new...

  • Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade laws by...

  • EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power....

  • The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the...

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