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FILE - A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as an effective ban on the app removes their platform for communication. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChatA federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People are evacuated by boat from the Amorella cruise ship near the Aland islands, seen from Finland, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Finnish authorities say a Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries. (Niclas Norlund/Lehtikuva via AP)
Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuriesFinnish authorities say a Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The crescent moon sets behind the Commerzbank building in Frankfurt, Germany, late Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Public sector strikes to hit Germany next week over wagesA union representing public sector workers in Germany says it will start staging short-term warning strikes after the latest round of wage negotiations failed to produce an agreement
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE-In this June 13, 2018 file photo, an Indian woman separates grain from the husk in a paddy field in Mayong village on the outskirts of Gauhati, India,. Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sunday approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
Indian lawmakers pass farm bills amid uproar in Parliament Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers have approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, a man opens social media app 'TikTok' on his cell phone, in Islamabad, Pakistan. President Donald Trump said Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he’s targeted for national security and data privacy concerns. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in USPresident Donald Trump says he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Children play next to a man holding a banner showing children in a concentration camp and a paraphrase from a statement by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis that reads "Children get used to unpleasant things easily" during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, held a protest in the country's capital against measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikesHundreds of demonstrators gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square while protesters in Tel Aviv waved signs on beaches as Israel entered a new lockdown Saturday
The Associated Press1 day ago
This photo provided by W.L. Gore & Associates shows Robert Gore. Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 83. (Eric Crossan/W.L. Gore & Associates via AP)
Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83The man whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex has died at age 83
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this  Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing.  The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users? The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday
The Associated Press1 day ago
An oversized heart was formed from beer benches on the former parade ground of the Luitpold Barracks, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. In the middle are brewery carriages and guests of the organizer. The event was organized by the Munich Breweries Association because the Oktoberfest 2020 was cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. (Peter Kneffel//dpa via AP)
Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down OktoberfestOktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O’zapft is!”
The Associated Press1 day ago
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