Complaint: Truck attack suspect plotted rampage for 2 months


NEW YORK (AP) — The suspect in the deadly New York City truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group's online videos and plotted his attack for two months, renting a truck ahead of time to practice turning it, federal authorities said in bringing terrorism charges against the Uzbek immigrant.

  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG and LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

Social media giants acknowledge meddling


WASHINGTON (AP) — In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. House investigators released a trove of Facebook and Twitter ads that showed just how extraordinary the cyber intrusion was.


  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid


CAIRO (AP) — Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

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  • Written by By BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar region torn by Rohingya conflict

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar's leader Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia's worst refugee crisis in decades.

  • Written by By ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press