'Beginning of the end?' No new babies for endangered whales

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a reproductive drought unseen for three decades that experts say brings the rare species a perilous step closer to extinction.


  • Written by By RUSS BYNUM , Associated Press

FTC is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including allegations a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users.

  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer

Winner take all? Not if Electoral College critics win cases

BOSTON (AP) — When Donald Trump won more than 52 percent of the Texas vote during the 2016 election, he pocketed all 38 of that state's Electoral College votes just as Hillary Clinton, who won California with 61 percent of the vote, swept up all 55 of that state's electors.

  • Written by By STEVE LeBLANC , Associated Press

Diplomats ousted: US, Europe punish Russia over spy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press