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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling


MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office....

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses


Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town....

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend


NEW YORK (AP) -- A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark....

Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe


LONDON (AP) -- Latvia's top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the European nation's financial system....

Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?


JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world....

Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?


NEW YORK (AP) -- The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every industry....

Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Ten years ago, Atlantic City's Tropicana casino was on the verge of death, having been stripped of its casino license after its then-owners laid off vast swaths of the workforce, leading to filthy rooms, insect infestations, hourlong waits for slot machine payouts and food and drink orders that often never arrived....

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents


Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists....

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):...

Even as markets shook, many investors held steady


NEW YORK (AP) -- This month's sell-off for stocks marked the first big test of investors' mettle in years. And many ended up doing exactly what the experts were recommending: hold steady....