Missouri Senate votes down LGBT discrimination protections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state senators voted down a proposal early Wednesday to ban discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, in what was a loss for LGBT advocates.

  • Written by SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press

When Amazon's cloud storage fails, lots of people get wet

NEW YORK (AP) — Usually people don't notice the "cloud" — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon's huge cloud-computing service suffered a major outage.

  • Written by MAE ANDERSON , AP Technology Reporter

AP FACT CHECK: Black colleges hardly school choice pioneers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending predominantly white institutions of higher education.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK , Associated Press

Hershey expects to cut 15 percent of global workforce

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Hershey Co. says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.