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IBM’s Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business

IBM’s plan to buy Red Hat is both the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history and a risky effort to position itself as a major player in cloud computing. The $34 billion stock deal translates to $190 per Red Hat share — a 63 percent premium to the closing price Friday for the ...

Google to fund humane AI projects

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society. The grant program is part of a broader Google initiative called “AI for Social Good” that aims to ease concerns that ...

Widow of slain officer removed from hearing

PHILADELPHIA — The widow of a police officer slain almost four decades ago was removed from a courtroom after protesting a judge’s decision to extend the appeal hearing of former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Maureen Faulkner had flown in from ...

Anti-Semitic acts on rise before shooting

NEW YORK — Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students’ notebooks. Head­stones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation. The shooting rampage that killed 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday is ...

Trump escalates anti-media rhetoric

WASHINGTON — Grap­pling with a wave of election-season violence, President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against the news media on Monday even as he made plans for a somber visit to Pennsylvania to mourn a synagogue massacre that left 11 dead. Days after the shooting at a Pittsburgh ...

Pentagon sending troops to border

WASHINGTON — The Pen­tagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving ...

Indonesian jet crash claims 189

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on ...

Nation

Florida NASA spacecraft sets record CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten. Parker on Monday surpassed the record of 26.6 million miles set by Helios-2 back in 1976. And it will keep getting closer to the sun until it flies ...

World

Ecuador Judge rules against Assange in case QUITO — An Ecuadorean judge has ruled against a request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to loosen new requirements he says are meant to push him out of the London embassy where he lives. Judge Karina Martinez ruled Monday that a court ...

Prosecutors probe crash that killed students

The Associated Press LITITZ — Authorities say they are investigating a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two students and injured several other people. Officials in Lancaster County say a driver plowed into several vehicles in Warwick Township shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday. Dr. Stephen ...

1774 newspaper found at Goodwill

BELLMAWR, N.J. — A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up framed pages from an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic âUnite or Dieã snake design on the masthead. The frayed Dec. 28, 1774, edition of the âPennsyl­vania Journal and the Weekly ...

Couple wins $1.5M for device

LOS ANGELES — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one. Soon he and ...

Migrants reject offer to stay in Mexico

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — More than a hundred Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields abandoned a blockade they had formed on a bridge Saturday, allowing a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants to advance toward the United States. The officers ended the standoff after ...

Museum honors vets

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Step lightly between two facing mirrors at a first-of-its-kind museum honoring and celebrating the experiences of military veterans, and it takes your breath away. Behind and in front of you, as far as the eye can see, are folded flags. You are standing ...

Nation briefs

District of Columbia Trump faces complaints Iran sanctions too weak WASHINGTON — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough ...

World briefs

United Arab Emirates Saudi diplomat: Outcry over writer ‘hysterical’ DUBAI — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become “hys­terical” as he urged the public to wait for the ...

Bomb plot suspect undone by DNA

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: DJ’ing in a nightclub where he’d found work in the last two months. As he entertained patrons at the Ultra ...

American helps save Magna Carta

LONDON (AP) — An Amer­i­can tourist from Louis­iana helped stop a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salis­bury Cathedral, working in tandem with a church em­ployee to prevent the man from escaping. Matthew Delcambre, of New Iberia, Louisiana, ...

Ethics panel clears lawyer

HARRISBURG — A panel that considers allegations of misconduct against Pennsylvania lawyers is clearing Penn State’s former general counsel for how she represented university officials during the child sexual abuse investigation of Jerry Sandusky. A disciplinary board hearing committee ...

Police boost patrols at synagogues after Pittsburgh attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Law-enforcement agencies across the United States deployed extra officers at synagogues and Jewish centers on Saturday in re­sponse to a shooting that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Police in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities said that while they ...