Big tech companies are joining Apple in its encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The tech industry is starting to line up with Apple in its fight against the federal government over the encryption it uses to keep iPhones secure.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers

Oregon lawmakers approve landmark minimum wage increase

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers have approved landmark legislation that propels the state's minimum wage for all workers to the highest rank in the U.S., and does so through an unparalleled tiered system based on geography.

  • Written by KRISTENA HANSEN, Associated Press

Officials: US warplanes strike IS training camp in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — American warplanes struck an Islamic State training camp in Libya near the Tunisian border Friday, and a Tunisian described as a key extremist operative probably was killed, U.S. defense officials said. Local officials estimated that more than 40 people were killed with more wounded, some critically.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

Seattle experiments with new solutions to ease homelessness

SEATTLE (AP) — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets.

  • Written by PHUONG LE, Associated Press