Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money

PARIS (AP) — The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained. But with the damage and disruption still coming into focus, security experts worry the sudden explosion of malicious software may have been more sinister than a criminally minded shakedown of computer users.

  • Written by By RAPHAEL SATTER and JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press

Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

US economic growth in Q1 upgraded to 1.4 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it enjoyed more momentum than earlier estimates indicated.


Online hate speech may soon incur a hefty bill in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country's existing limits on free speech — including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial — in social networks. Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online.

  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press