China's top securities regulator steps down amid turmoil

BEIJING (AP) — China's top securities regulator will step down following months of turmoil in Chinese stock markets that have battered faith in Beijing's economic management.

  • Written by DIDI TANG, Associated Press

Cameron: Britain's referendum on EU membership to be June 23

Cameron: Britain's referendum on EU membership to be June 23 
GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A historic referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union will be held on June 23, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Saturday, even as he declared his belief that the U.K. would be "safer and stronger" if it remained in the 28-nation bloc.

  • Written by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author, has died at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, "To Kill a Mockingbird," became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.

  • Written by KENDAL WEAVER, Associated Press HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press

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