• North Carolina man identified as victim of John Wayne Gacy

    CHICAGO (AP) — A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities said Monday.

    Updated: 12:58 pm

  • Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast.

    Updated: 12:53 pm

  • The Latest: UN mission rebukes apparent coup in Sudan

    CAIRO — The U.N.’s top human rights official has condemned the coup in Sudan, warning the county could slip backwards after progress following the 2019 uprising that ended a repressive dictatorship.

    Updated: 11:59 am

  • EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan’s coup

    CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

  • Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer.

    Updated: 9:55 am

  • Facebook’s language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a flash point in the conflict.

    Updated: 9:49 am

  • Orthodox patriarch released from hospital, set to meet Biden

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, was released from a Washington hospital Monday morning after an overnight stay early in his 12-day visit to the United States.

  • AP source: Manchin agreeable to wealth tax for Biden plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package.

    Updated: 9:12 am

  • Proposed mine tests UK climate efforts ahead of UN meeting

    WHITEHAVEN, England (AP) — In the patchwork of hills, lakes and sea that make up England’s northwest corner, most people see beauty. Dave Cradduck sees broken dreams.

    Updated: 8:59 am

  • Hearing may settle use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge may decide at a hearing Monday whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year.

    Updated: 8:56 am