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FBI's liaison to Congress cited for misconduct in Nevada
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The former top federal prosecutor in Nevada has been cited for misconduct in an 8-year-old sex discrimination case.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined earlier this year that a former female prosecutor was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation while Greg Brower was in charge of the U.S. attorney's office in Nevada from January 2008 to October 2009, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2tgYgdn ) Thursday.



Facebook fighting court order over law enforcement access
WASHINGTON - Facebook is fighting a court order that blocks the social media giant from letting users know when law enforcement investigators ask to search their online information, particularly their political affiliations and comments.
Major technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in the case, which resembles legal challenges throughout the country from technology companies that oppose how the government seeks access to internet data in emails or social media accounts dur



Facebook fighting court order over secret government access
WASHINGTON - Technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a fight over government access to social media accounts.
The Washington Post reports that the timing of the government's request and other references in court documents suggest the search warrants relate to demonstrations during President Donald Trump's inauguration, when more than 200 people were charged with rioting.



Extended EI benefits surpass budget expectations as program closes doors
OTTAWA - The federal Liberals are looking for answers after the government's program to help workers in hard-hit economic regions of the country blew past budget expectations, with spending now topping $1.3 billion.
The government figured that just 235,000 people would use extra weeks of employment insurance benefits when they unveiled the program last year to help workers in 15 regions of the country with stubborn unemployment rates.



FILE - This file image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Woody Harrelson, center, in a scene from,
'War for the Planet of the Apes' roars past 'Spider-Man'
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Monkey business still pays. "War for the Planet of the Apes" took down "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales.
Though some initially expected a closer race, "Spider-Man" dropped to second with $45.2 million after its $117 million debut last weekend. But director Matt Reeves' "War for the Planet of the Apes" pulled away thanks to strong reviews for the third installment of the rebooted "Apes" franchise. Led by A



Wildfires rage along Adriatic coast in Croatia, Montenegro
ZAGREB, Croatia - Firefighters in Croatia and Montenegro have been struggling to contain wild fires that have erupted along the Adriatic coast in the two countries at the height of the tourism season.
In Croatia, the blazes have spread over several locations along the coast and on the islands, engulfing pine forests and low shrubbery in extremely dry and windy weather.



Wildfires burn in the Padule del Chiarone area, near the central Italy town of Capalbio, where a camping site was evacuated as a precaution, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Wildfires have been ravaging swaths of Italy, mostly in the south, where the Coldiretti agri
Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption
MILAN - Italian authorities have evacuated two campgrounds in Tuscany as wildfires cause disruption across central and southern Italy.
Mayor Luigi Bellumori of the Tuscan town of Capalbio told ANSA that the campgrounds were evacuated Sunday as a precaution as winds changed the course of the blaze near the border with the Lazio region.



Europe horse meat scam: At least 66 people arrested
BRUSSELS - Authorities have arrested at least 66 people in a European food scam which sold horse meat unfit for human consumption.
European Union police co-ordinating organization Europol announced Sunday that eight nations co-operated in the operation. In Spain, 65 people face a series of charges relating to public health, money laundering and animal abuse.



President Donald Trump waves to spectators as he watches the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament from his observation booth, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
White House planning 'Made in America' week
PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The White House is dubbing the coming week "Made in America week" as it tries to break through the noise surrounding the Russia investigation and focus on issues that matter to President Donald Trump's base.
Director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre tells reporters Sunday that the White House will be holding a "Made in America" product showcase Monday featuring products from all 50 states.



Lake Erie island winery bought by Ohio ready for visitors
MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio - A stone fortress that housed a historic winery for generations on Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island is ready for tourists following a renovation finished 17 years after the state of Ohio bought the property.
But the state still is looking for a private operator to help bring the Lonz Winery back to life.



Schumer asking Amtrak to discard the idea of shrinking seats
NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking Amtrak to discard the idea of creating new economy seating with reduced legroom aboard its trains.
Schumer says in a statement Sunday that Amtrak should find other ways to save money without burdening passengers.



Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
TORONTO - Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:
Premiers meeting: Canada's premiers will get together beginning Monday in Edmonton for their annual meeting, where there is no shortage of topics to discuss. NAFTA renegotiations, the softwood lumber dispute and pipelines are just a few of the issues on the minds of the provincial and territorial leaders — and they can make for some difficult conversations.



Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove "terrorist-related content" faster, its co-founder said Sunday, after Indonesia limited access to the app and threatened a total ban.
Pavel Durov, who with his brother Nikolai founded the app in 2013, said in a message to his 40,000 followers on Telegram that he'd been unaware of a failure to quickly respond to an Indonesian government request



This is an image made available by Sarah Cobbold of the scene of an acid attack in London early Thursday July 13, 2017. Police said that five linked acid attacks by men on mopeds in London have left several people injured _ the latest in a spate of such cr
Teen charged in London acid attacks as UK plans crackdown
LONDON - British police have charged a teenager with a spate of London acid attacks, as authorities considered whether tougher sentences would curb a spike in assaults with corrosive liquids.
The Metropolitan Police force said late Saturday that a 16-year-old boy faces 15 charges, including grievous bodily harm. The boy, who can't be named because of his age, was arrested after five moped riders were sprayed with a corrosive substance during a 90-minute period last week.



Macron: Charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance
PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump might have changed the U.S. president's mind about climate change.
Macron defended his outreach to Trump, saying in an interview Sunday in the Journal du dimanche newspaper "our countries are friends, so we should be too."



The messaging app Telegram is displayed on a smartphone, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. Indonesia says it’s blocking web versions of the Telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for ra
Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove "terrorist-related content" faster, its co-founder said Sunday, after Indonesia limited access to the app and threatened a total ban.
Pavel Durov, who with his brother Nikolai founded the app in 2013, said in a message to his 40,000 followers on Telegram that he'd been unaware of a failure to quickly respond to an Indonesian government request



Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy's Edge
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.
"When you step in to the world, you're the hero," Chris Beatty, Disney Imagineer and executive director of the new expansions said.



Members of the media get their first look at a 50-foot, detailed model of
The Latest: Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy's Edge
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Latest on Disney's fan expo D23 (all times local):
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the closing plenary session entitled
Elon Musk talks cars - and humanity's fate - with governors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned a bipartisan gathering of U.S. governors on Saturday that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."
But first, he asked for some governors to lift a different kind of regulation: state franchise dealership laws that ban the direct sale of his company's electric cars to consumers.



A crowd of people wait to enter the D23 Expo as crews do interviews outside the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, July 14, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
Disney fans get look at 'Incredibles 2,' 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'
ANAHEIM, Calif. - When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theatres, or securing a new director for "Toy Story 4."
John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a confetti, joke and song-filled presentation of the upcoming animation slate for the studio Friday at t