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WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred....Read more

Early in the season it can be difficult to know what to make of teams and results. Who is ranked too high? Who is underrated?

On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Connelly of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to sort through...Read more

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer.

Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledges that officials at the U.S. central bank are fractured about next steps on...Read more

Stocks declined broadly on Wall Street Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year.

Investors expected the rate cut, but may have been disappointed by apparent disagreement among Fed...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Stocks are dropping after the Federal Reserve cuts its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year but didn't provide investors...Read more

ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday.

A fourth person, the sole survivor of the Tuesday...Read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left for Saudi Arabia to investigate attacks on key...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public.

The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. The monument will reopen to...Read more

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