Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.


  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writers

Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress


WASHINGTON (AP) — Repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion overhaul, the White House is signaling plans to go it alone, and even Republicans are balking at some aspects of the emerging plan.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

US contractor arrested after leak of Russia hacking report


WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal contractor has been arrested following the leak of a classified intelligence report that suggests Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN and RUSS BYNUM , Associated Press

UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway


LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British intelligence officials last year.

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  • Written by PAISLEY DODDS and LORI HINNANT , Associated Press

Girlfriend of black man killed by officer testifies in trial

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The girlfriend of a black man killed by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop was expected to return to the witness stand Tuesday in the officer's manslaughter trial, which opened with differing accounts about whether he saw Philando Castile's gun before firing.

  • Written by AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press