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33 minutes ago

Bitcoin falls amid further fears of China clampdown

The cryptocurrency fell to nearly half of its April all-time high.
33 minutes ago
In this May 12, 2021, file photo, an advertisement of Bitcoin, one of the cryptocurrencies, is displayed on a tram in Hong Kong.
38 minutes ago

EU, US, UK, Canada join forces to slap sanctions on Belarus

The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada have joined forces to impose sanctions on several officials in Belarus over the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight to Minsk last month
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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, right, greets Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya during a European Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, June 21, 2021. EU foreign ministers were set to approve Monday a new set of sanctions against scores of officials in Belarus and prepare a series of measures aimed at the country's economy. (Johanna Geron/Pool Photo via AP)
1 hour ago

Stocks rise solidly, led by technology companies and banks

Stocks were posting solid gains in afternoon trading Monday, following the market’s steep declines the previous week
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A man walks past an electronic stock board flashing Japan's Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo Monday, June 21, 2021. Asian markets skidded on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index down 3.4%, after a sell-off Friday on Wall Street gave the S&P 500 its worst weekly loss since February. (Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP)
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Flights canceled over staffing, maintenance issues

American Airlines canceled nearly 400 flights over the weekend and more flights are expected to be canceled over the next month.
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VIDEO: Flights canceled over staffing, maintenance issues
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Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix

Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant
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FILE - Filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 28, 2019. Spielberg has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
2 hours ago

Facebook rolls out podcasts and Clubhouse-style 'Live Audio Rooms'

The social media giant is the latest to join the burgeoning social-audio world.
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Facebook announced the launch of Live Audio Rooms and podcasts, June 21, 2021.
3 hours ago

In surprise move, Norwegian low-cost airline names new CEO

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has tapped the carrier’s CFO Geir Karlsen as new chief executive on Monday, a day after the board decided to immediately terminate its contract with CEO Jacob Schram
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FILE - In this undate file photo, Geir Karlsen speaks, in Fornebu, Norway. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has tapped the carrier’s CFO Geir Karlsen as new chief executive on Monday, June 21, 2021, a day after the board decided to immediately terminate its contract with CEO Jacob Schram. No reason was given for the change . Schram told Norwegian news agency that the firing "came as a great surprise to me. (Stian Lysberg Solum/ NTB via AP, File)
4 hours ago

California weighs extending eviction protections past June

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers are negotiating whether to extend the state's ban on evictions for unpaid rent
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FILE — In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, demonstrators call passage of rent forgiveness and stronger eviction protections legislation and carry a mock casket past the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders are negotiating about whether to extend the state's ban on evictions for unpaid rent. California's eviction protections will expire on June 30. Newsom has proposed using federal coronavirus aid money to pay off 100% of the rent people owe. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 21

Ransomware gangs get paid off as officials struggle for fix

The dilemma surrounding ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond to such demands
June 21
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
June 21

Biden and Congress face a summer grind to create legislation

The act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets when Donald Trump was in the White House
June 21
FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Vice President Kamala, Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. Congress is hunkered down, grinding through an eight-week stretch as the president’s Democratic allies in the House and Senate try to shape his big infrastructure ideas into bills that could actually be signed into law. Perhaps not since the drafting of Obamacare more than a decade ago has Washington tried a legislative lift as heavy as this. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 21

Chinese banks promise to step up cryptocurrency ban

China’s biggest banks have promised to refuse to help customers trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies after the central bank said executives were told to step up enforcement of a government ban
June 21
June 21

This Week: FedEx, Nike results; rig count

Package delivery giant FedEx and sportswear marketer Nike report quarterly earnings on Thursday
June 21
June 20

Electric Porsches, Audis, BMWs: New class of sports cars is mind-blowing fast

Sports car makers are facing resistance from die-hard enthusiasts.
June 20
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S can do the 0-60 sprint in 2.6 seconds with launch control.
June 20

COVID-19 vaccine policies trigger lawsuits and workplace showdowns

Experts say such lawsuits have little legal standing.
June 20
The Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces, Calif., Dec. 25, 2018.
June 20

Agency: Tennessee zinc miner fired for voicing safety worry

Federal regulators have brought a complaint against a zinc mining company claiming that an employee in Tennessee was illegally fired for making safety complaints about the mine
June 20
June 19

Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation

Cities in the West are preparing for considerable growth in the coming decades.
June 19
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2005, file photo, shows the suburbs of Las Vegas from atop the Stratosphere tower looking west down Sahara Ave., towards the Spring Mountains. Despite drought, cities in the U.S. West expect their populations to grow considerably in the coming decades. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are working to ensure they have the resources, infrastructure and housing supply to meet growth projections. In certain parts of the region, their efforts are constrained by the fact that sprawling metro areas are surrounded by land owned by the federal government. U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto wants to remedy the issue in Las Vegas by strengthening protections for some public lands while approving the sale of others to commercial and residential developers. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
June 19

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million
June 19
Men wait outside a privately owned oxygen factory to get their oxygen cylinders refilled, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
June 19

Dolce&Gabbana's "light therapy'' collection celebrates life

Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world, however it will be, with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations that characterize southern Italian street festivals
June 19
FILE -- In this June 23, 2012 file photo Italian fashion designers Stefano Gabbana, left, and Domenico Dolce take the catwalk after presenting their Dolce & Gabbana men's fashion collection in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
June 19

Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don’t pay the cybercriminals
June 19
FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: The ransoms may be tax deductible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 18

Judge rules for Florida on CDC order blocking cruise ships

A federal judge has ruled for Florida in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order making it difficult for cruise ships to sail due to the coronavirus pandemic
June 18
FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Empress of the Seas heads out of PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. A federal judge has ruled for Florida in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order making it difficult for cruise ships to sail due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday wrote in a 124-page decision Friday, June 18, 2021 that Florida would be harmed if the CDC order effectively blocking most cruises were to continue.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
June 18

Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

The federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off.
June 18
FILE - In this June 17, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden hands a pen to Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. From left, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif, Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., Opal Lee, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., obscured, Vice President Kamala Harris, House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, obscured, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 18

Judge sides with Florida in cruise lawsuit, says CDC overstepped authority

The CDC has until July 2 to create new guidelines.
June 18
The Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of The Seas arrives at Port Everglades on June 10, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
June 18

Appeals court upholds FCC subsidy ban for Huawei purchases

A federal appeals court has refused to hear Chinese tech giant Huawei’s request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment
June 18
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, attendees walk past a display for 5G services from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. A federal appeals court refused Friday, June 18, 2021 to hear Chinese tech giant Huawei's request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
June 18

Stocks slump again, S&P 500 heading for worst loss in month

Stocks are slumping on Wall Street Friday, and the S&P 500 is on track for its first losing week in four
June 18
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 18, 2021. Asian shares mostly rose Friday, as investors digested the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 18

Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight

Boeing’s newest version of the 737 Max jetliner has taken flight
June 18
The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, passes other 737 MAX planes as it takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The plane will fly over Eastern Washington and then land at Boeing Field. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)
June 18

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday, sending the S&P 500 to its worst weekly loss since February
June 18
June 18

Pilgrim's Pride, JPMorgan fall; Adobe, Smith & Wesson rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Pilgrim’s Pride, JPMorgan fall; Adobe, Smith & Wesson rise
June 18
June 18

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants
June 18
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to examine the FY 2022 budget request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
June 18

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
June 18
June 18

Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation

Cities in the U.S. West are preparing for considerable growth in the coming decades despite a historic drought and shrinking water supplies
June 18
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, a riverboat glides through Lake Mead on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nev. Despite drought, cities in the U.S. West expect their populations to grow considerably in the coming decades. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are working to ensure they have the resources, infrastructure and housing supply to meet growth projections. In certain parts of the region, their efforts are constrained by the fact that sprawling metro areas are surrounded by land owned by the federal government. U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto wants to remedy the issue in Las Vegas by strengthening protections for some public lands while approving the sale of others to commercial and residential developers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 18

AI-powered Mayflower, beset with glitch, returns to England

The Mayflower had a few false starts before its trailblazing sea voyage to America more than 400 years ago
June 18
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, technicians lower the Mayflower Autonomous Ship into the water at its launch site for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England. Four centuries and one year after the Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England on a historic sea journey to America, another trailblazing vessel with the same name has set off to retrace the voyage. It’s being piloted by sophisticated artificial intelligence technology for a trans-Atlantic crossing that could take up to three weeks, in a project aimed at revolutionizing marine research. IBM, which built the ship with nonprofit marine research organization ProMare, confirmed the Mayflower Autonomous Ship began its trip early Tuesday June 15, 2021.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
June 18

Mexican elderly lose work as grocery baggers, protest

The coronavirus pandemic and changing consumer habits threaten to put an end to a decades-old practice of allowing elderly people in Mexico to earn extra income as grocery store baggers
June 18
FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2013 file photo, a family leaves a local Walmart in Mexico City. Walmart de Mexico, the country’s biggest retailer, announced the week of June 18, 2021, that its grocery store baggers wouldn’t be allowed back, as the coronavirus pandemic and changing consumer habits threaten to put an end to a decades-old practice of allowing elderly people in Mexico to earn extra income as baggers. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
June 18

Republicans point to inflation in bid to retake Congress

Gas prices have soared passed $3 per gallon
June 18
Gas price is seen at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills, Ill., Friday, June 11, 2021. The rising cost of gasoline is being felt across the U.S., as the national average price has gone up from $2 per gallon last year to $3 per gallon as of June 9, according to data from the American Automobile Association. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 18

AstraZeneca claims victory in tussle with EU over deliveries

AstraZeneca and the European Union have both claimed victory in a court tussle over allegations that the coronavirus vaccine-maker was not producing shots for the 27-nation bloc fast enough
June 18
FILE - In this May 26, 2021, file photo, lawyers for AstraZeneca Clemence Van Muylder, right, and Hakim Boularbah, left, wait for the start of a hearing, European Commission vs AstraZeneca, at the main courthouse in Brussels. Coronavirus vaccine-maker AstraZeneca is claiming victory in a court tussle with the European Union over allegations that it was not producing shots fast enough. In a statement Friday, June 18 they said the EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, had requested that the drug-maker deliver 120 million vaccine doses in total by the end of June 2021, but that a judge in Brussels ordered delivery of 80.2 million doses by 27 September 2021. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 18

Latinas exited workforce at highest rate during pandemic: Report

Experts say Latinas need higher pay, paid time off and better job opportunities.
June 18
A boy waits while his mother signs a form required for him to receive a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination site on May 22, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.
June 18

GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again

The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is another sign that the GOP must look beyond repealing that law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue
June 18
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is the latest sign that the GOP must look beyond repealing that law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 17

Asian shares mostly rise as markets digest Fed moves

Asian shares are mostly higher as investors continue to digest the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023
June 17
A currency trader walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 17, 2021. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it might ease off economic stimulus earlier than previously thought. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 17

US Mint to issue quarters honoring notable American women

A string of notable American women will appear on the U.S. quarter under a four-year program that begins in 2022
June 17
June 17

Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs

Scotch whisky makers are breathing a sigh of relief after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland’s main exports
June 17
FILE- This Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, file photo, shows Scotch bottles in Cologne, Germany. Scotch whisky makers are breathing a sigh of relief after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland’s main exports. U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on single malt Scotch whisky in 2019 as part of a trade dispute between the U.S. and EU countries over aerospace subsidies. (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz, File)
June 17

Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach

Customers and employees of several Carnival Corp. cruise lines might have had personal information stolen
June 17
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, file photo, the Carnival Cruise ship "Liberty" is docked at Port Canaveral, Fla., as crew members get vaccinated for COVID-19. Customers and employees of several Carnival Corp. cruise lines might have had personal information stolen. The Miami-based company said Thursday, June 17, that a data breach in March might have exposed things like Social Security numbers and dates of birth for some customers, employees and ship crew members on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
June 17

Plan to raze 4 dams on California-Oregon line clears hurdle

A proposal to bring down four hydroelectric dams near the California-Oregon border has cleared a major regulatory hurdle
June 17
FILE - This March 3, 2020, file photo, shows the Iron Gate Dam, powerhouse and spillway on the lower Klamath River near Hornbrook, Calif. A proposal to demolish four dams on the lower Klamath River advanced Thursday, June 17, 2021, when federal regulators allowed the utility company that operates them to exit its license. The decision removes a key hurdle to plans for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history. PacifiCorp will surrender its license for the hydroelectric dams to the non-profit Klamath River Renewal Corporation and the states of Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
June 17

Mistrial halts case on minimum wage for immigrant detainees

A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state has ended with a hung jury
June 17
In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2019, a detainee works in a kitchen area at the GEO Group’s immigration jail in Tacoma, Wash., during a media tour. After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a federal jury on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, began deliberating whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at the facility – instead of the $1 per day they typically receive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 17

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

The Supreme Court has dismissed a third major challenge to “Obamacare," preserving health insurance coverage for millions of Americans
June 17
President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Washington. The Supreme Court has dismissed a third major challenge to "Obamacare," preserving health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Though the court has become increasingly conservative with justices nominated by former President Donald Trump, it nonetheless left the entire law intact Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 17

Ford says outlook for its 2nd quarter is improving

Ford’s second-quarter outlook is improving, with large numbers of customers making reservations for four of its new vehicles
June 17
FILE - In this April 27, 2021 file photo, an American flag flies over a Ford auto dealership, in Waukee, Iowa. Ford’s outlook for the second quarter is improving, as the automaker is seeing strong customer reservations for four of its new vehicles. Ford Motor Co. now anticipates, Thursday, June 17, its quarterly adjusted earnings before interest and taxes to top its expectations and be significantly better than the year-ago period. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 17

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Most stocks ended lower on Wall Street Thursday as investors continued to interpret new guidance from the Federal Reserve, which is now looking at potentially raising interest rates as soon as 2023
June 17
June 17

Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors

The head of Detroit’s big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside
June 17
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, the floor of the North American International Auto Show is shown in Detroit. The head of Detroit's big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside. The North American International Auto Show was canceled in 2020, due the coronavirus pandemic, and it will be replaced this year by an outdoor event at a racetrack. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 17

Tenet Healthcare, Fisker rise; Newmont, Aon fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Tenet Healthcare, Fisker rise; Newmont, Aon fall
June 17
June 17

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
June 17
June 17

Internet outages briefly disrupt access to websites, apps

A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked offline dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe during peak Asian business hours
June 17
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019, file photo, flags are raised outside the Hong Kong Exchange Square building in Central of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said it was hit by technical problems Thursday as a wave of brief internet outages appeared to hit dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 17

Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law

Hong Kong police have used a sweeping national security law to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers
June 17
Police officers escort Cheung Kim-hung, right, CEO and Executive Director of Next Digital Ltd at Apple Daily headquarters in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 17, 2021. Hong Kong police on Thursday morning arrested the chief editor and four other senior executives of Apple Daily under the national security law on suspicion of collusion with a foreign country to endanger national security, according to local media reports. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)