Apple to fight order to help FBI unlock shooter's iPhone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate's order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. The company said that could potentially undermine encryption for millions of other users.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

SPLC notes uptick in hate, extremist groups in 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —€” Leaders of a civil rights advocacy group say the number of hate groups and anti-government militias increased in 2015 —€” and they say the rise coincides with the increasing presence of fear and hate speech in mainstream politics.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obama: No excuse for GOP not to vote on a court nominee

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that Republicans have no constitutional grounds to refuse to vote on a Supreme Court nominee, and he challenged his political foes in the Senate to rise above the "venom and rancor" that has paralyzed judicial nominations.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

As deaths rise, so do chances of total Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — As the Takata air bag saga drags on, concerns are growing that tens of millions of U.S. drivers with cars that haven't been recalled could be at risk of death or injury from the potentially defective devices.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer