Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020
With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.
UK Commons speaker deals new blow to Johnson's Brexit plan
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to lead Britain out of the European Union at the end of this month hit another roadblock Monday when the speaker of the House of Commons rejected his attempt to hold a new vote of lawmakers on his Brexit divorce deal.
Stocks rise as investors focus on earnings; Boeing drops
Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as investors watch the latest corporate earnings and developments in the U.S.-China trade war.
Ex-Tennessee Gov. Bredesen introduces renewable energy firm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new business venture by former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen takes on global warming by helping companies fund solar panels in communities with dirty-power electric grids.
What next after Boris Johnson denied vote on Brexit deal?
LONDON (AP) — Britain's long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end.
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement over the toll of the opioids in two Ohio counties, averting what would have been the first federal trial over the crisis.
Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants
NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time.
Trump laments G-7 move from Doral after bipartisan pushback
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism that he was trying to profit off the presidency.
Report: Women company owners say they're not taken seriously
NEW YORK (AP) — Women business owners can find it hard to be taken seriously even as their companies grow into multimillion-dollar enterprises.
Saks owner Hudson's Bay to go private
NEW YORK (AP) — Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the department store chain.
Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Monday lashed out at a comedy show that targeted the former central bank chief by joking about a recent arson attack on her home.
Liz Weston: Will you get what Social Security promises?
The Social Security Administration will happily forecast your future monthly retirement check. Trouble is, it's often off the mark.
World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks.
AP Interview: Montenegro PM: Wrapping up Brexit is positive
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The prime minister of Montenegro, a small Balkan nation that is the next in line to join the European Union, has expressed hope that once Brexit is finalized, the EU's enlargement policy would regain importance.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."
Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in September
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September as trade tensions between the U.S. and China hit demand for machinery and other manufacturing mainstays, the government said Monday.
US: Russian hackers use Iranians to mask their identities
LONDON (AP) — The United States and the U.K. say they have exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world.
Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S.
1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland.
White House: Summit at Trump property would look 'lousy'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing "it looks lousy" to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday.
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.
Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament
BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated.
Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct.
Fractious Brexit saga to continue in Parliament, courts
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson's halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct.
German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries
BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice.