WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the messaging service itself.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has climbed more than 600 percent over the past decade.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer

National Park Service creates 'living emblem' in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people using brown, green and white umbrellas have created a giant living version of the National Park Service emblem to celebrate the agency's 100th anniversary.


Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press