FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The Thursday vote at the Federal Communications Commission will likely usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical...

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in France in years. Photos from the...

Charlotte fires basketball coach, former Cavs star Mark Price

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte 49ers fired men’s basketball coach Mark Price on Thursday. The school announced that Price was released from his contract effective immediately. Assistant coach Houston Fancher, who has 12 years of head coaching experience, will serve as...

U.S. stock indexes veer lower in afternoon trade; oil rises

U.S. stocks indexes veered lower in afternoon trading Thursday, giving up early gains. Health care companies and banks accounted for most of the losses, outweighing gains among retailers and technology companies. Retailers got a boost from a government report that shows retail...

House Speaker Ryan says he’s not leaving Congress anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s not leaving Congress anytime soon. The Wisconsin Republican was asked Thursday about two published reports suggesting he might leave his job soon after the GOP passes a rewrite of the U.S. tax code. Asked by a reporter if...

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President...

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London’s Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze. Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Prince Harry,...

Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. Another 20...

Pakistan asks 21 foreign aid groups to close shop, leave

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two senior Pakistani security officials say that authorities have asked 21 foreign aid groups to wrap up their activities and prepare to leave Pakistan after they failed to re-register under a regulation introduced two years ago. The officials say the...

As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

NEW YORK (AP) — The public’s interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators. The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission this week warned investors on the...