Are France's burkini bans sexist, or liberating?

PARIS (AP) — Male officials are dictating what women can wear on French beaches — and people across a wide swath of French society say that's a good thing.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Cisco laying off 5,500 employees amid tech upheaval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cisco Systems is laying off 5,500 employees as the internet gear maker scrambles to adapt to a technology upheaval that has triggered similar cutbacks to other storied tech companies.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Rape case from the past casts pallor on 'Birth of a Nation'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 17-year-old rape accusation and recent reports that the female accuser who continued to be haunted by the case committed suicide in 2012 has cast a shadow over Nate Parker's upcoming "The Birth of a Nation," a film that was expected to be one of the year's most important.

  • Written by LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writers JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writers

How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: A big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election — or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.