Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close

NEW YORK (AP) — Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook's worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down.

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  • Written by By MAE ANDERSON , AP Technology Writer

Slots still clang as police pass casino to stop Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The jangle of slot machines echoed through a packed casino as police officers methodically made their way across the floor with guns drawn. But the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas went on.

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  • Written by KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war.

  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG and KELVIN CHAN , Associated Press

Memo: Pruitt landlord's husband sought EPA work for client

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt at $50 a night sought EPA committee posts for a lobbying client, according to a newly released EPA memo.

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  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Trump acknowledges he repaid lawyer for 'Stormy' hush money

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn't know about the payments. But the money, paid just before the 2016 election to stifle her claims of an affair, "had nothing to do with the campaign," the president tweeted.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press