WikiLeaks offers to shield tech firms from CIA hacking tools

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the CIA's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday. The move sets up a potential conflict between Silicon Valley firms eager to protect their products and an intelligence agency stung by the radical transparency group's disclosures.

  • Written by RAPHAEL SATTER and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

'Fearless Girl' statue stares down Wall Street's iconic bull

NEW YORK (AP) — A new statue of a resolute young girl staring down Wall Street's famous Charging Bull was erected by a major asset managing firm for International Women's Day to make a point: There's a dearth of women on the boards of the largest U.S. corporations.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK , Associated Press

At least 31 dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala

SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — The death toll in a fire at a troubled youth shelter in Guatemala rose to 31 Thursday as a dozen more girls died at hospitals overnight and details began to emerge of a tragedy fueled by angry, neglected youths seeking to flee terrible conditions.

  • Written by JOSE LOPEZ and SONIA PEREZ D. , Associated Press