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Apple deepens Austin ties, expands in other tech hotbeds

Apple deepens Austin ties, expands in other tech hotbeds

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call- centre agents while adding more lustre to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub.
A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York.
Pelosi: 4-year maximum in speaker post is 'a long time'

Pelosi: 4-year maximum in speaker post is 'a long time'

WASHINGTON — Rep.
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death

DALLAS — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
The pressure of composing new music for 'Mary Poppins'

The pressure of composing new music for 'Mary Poppins'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns " felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film. Rob Marshall worked on it for three straight years.

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

PORTLAND, Maine — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87.
UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

GENEVA — The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS said he would leave the job six months early, bowing to apparent pressure just a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment blasted the "defective leadership" at UNAIDS.
Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the re
2018's top movie moments, from 'Shallow' to 'The Shining'

2018's top movie moments, from 'Shallow' to 'The Shining'

LOS ANGELES — A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment.