• What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

    LONDON (AP) — When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee’s server was “an act of war,” Michael Schmitt cringed.

  • White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.

  • World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame’s 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic “Donkey Kong” that launched Mario’s plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit “Wii Sports,” that made gamers out of grandparents.

  • Czech firm sees surge in sales of turntables amid vinyl boom

    LITOVEL, Czech Republic (AP) — As vinyl records make a global comeback, so do turntables.

  • Efforts coalesce to avoid cavern collapse in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state official says New Mexico is only a few steps away from being able to backfill a giant underground cavern before it collapses underneath a community of mobile homes and critical transportation routes in southern New Mexico.

  • Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.

  • Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin’ Donuts

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Waze’s traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin’ Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it’s adding a new item to its menu — the ability to place orders at some shops.

  • Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

    PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.

  • Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.

  • Veteran homelessness: Trump’s budget could hurt efforts

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.