Samsung's $8B ticket into the red-hot automotive tech race

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics' $8 billion acquisition of the U.S. auto electronics company Harman will instantly transform the South Korean tech company into a major player in the highly competitive and rapidly growing market for auto infotainment, software and connected car technology.

  • Written by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

Assange questioned at Ecuadorean Embassy in London

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned by prosecutors Monday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London about possible sexual misconduct committed in Sweden six years ago.

  • Written by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out in the past three years.

  • Written by KARL RITTER, Associated Press

Smoking pot, no college may not bar you from police work

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks.

  • Written by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

FBI: Hate crimes against Muslims up by 67 percent in 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Reported hate crimes against Muslims rose in 2015 to their highest number since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to FBI statistics released Monday.

  • Written by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press