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Apple Is Worth $1,000,000,000,000. Two Decades Ago, It Was Almost Bankrupt.

SAN FRANCISCO — In 1997, Apple was on the ropes. The Silicon Valley pioneer was being decimated by Microsoft and its many partners in the personal-computer market. It had just cut a third of its work force, and it was about 90 days from going broke, Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, later …

Apple

Trump Officials Reverse Obama’s Policy on Affirmative Action in Schools

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it was abandoning Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, signaling that the administration will champion race-blind admissions standards.<p>In a joint letter, the …

Civil Rights

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.<p>But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles …

How to stop procrastinating and get things done in 2 minutes or less

A couple of years ago, I wrote down a goal to write and publish a book to help students build their self-confidence, stop procrastinating and …

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Key Justices Seem Skeptical of Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — A 15-month legal battle over President Trump’s efforts to impose a ban on travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim countries reached a final stage on Wednesday at the Supreme Court, with its five-member conservative majority signaling it was ready to approve a …

Immigration

Embattled VA nominee has no plans to withdraw -- for now, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr. Ronny Jackson, the embattled pick to lead the Veterans Affairs agency, will continue fighting for his nomination, according to senior administration officials, despite allegations of misconduct and hints from President Donald Trump that he could withdraw himself from contention.<p>The …

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement …

North Korea

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Anti-Defamation League

Mutant, all-female crayfish spreading rapidly through Europe can clone itself

Genome study finds the invasive clonal freshwater crayfish is descended from a single female and reproduces without males<p>A voracious pest that mutated in a German aquarium and is marching around the world without the need for sexual reproduction may sound like science fiction, but a genetic study …

Biology

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Space<p>Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars …

Roadsters

Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

By Josh Dawsey ,<p>Josh Dawsey<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Devlin Barrett and<p>Devlin Barrett<p>Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Karoun Demirjian<p>Karoun Demirjian<p>Congressional reporter focusing on national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The …

U.S. Department of Justice

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Trump at odds with Kelly as familiar pattern unfolds

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with his chief of staff John Kelly -- a sentiment that, according to several sources, crystallized Wednesday evening in the West Wing and echoed previous episodes of tension between the President and a chief of staff.<p>Just …

Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures

By Carol D. Leonnig ,<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sari Horwitz and<p>Sari Horwitz<p>Reporter covering the Justice Department and criminal justice issues for The Washington Post's national security team<p>Email Bio …

Donald Trump

Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle (NESN.S) has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy’s Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider’s first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.<p>Nestle, the world’s biggest …

Business (UK)

Iran threatens 'severe' response to US sanctions against judiciary chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to target the head of its judiciary with sanctions, saying the move warrants a "severe" response.<p>Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as …

News

Republican Senator Rand Paul Freezes Trump Nomination Over NSA

Sen. Rand Paul is holding up the confirmation of a key national security official over concerns about a government surveillance program, an …

Rand Paul

Texas boy, 6, killed in deputy-involved shooting days before Christmas

U.S. news<p>A 6-year-old Texas boy was killed just days before Christmas when sheriff’s deputies opened fire on a woman they had been chasing — and one of the bullets pierced the wall of a mobile home and struck the child in the abdomen.<p>The woman, a suspected car thief who had been trying to break …

San Antonio

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.<p>For anyone trying to trace the roots of the human family tree, it would have been very convenient if our …

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Black Holes

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban while legal challenges continue

By Robert Barnes<p>Robert Barnes<p>Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Supreme Court on Monday granted President Trump's request to fully enforce his revised order banning travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries while legal challenges to it proceed …

Unraveling Racial Hatred in ‘Mudbound’

The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the …

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would …

Trump Says Broadcom Is Moving Headquarters to U.S. From Singapore

President Donald Trump said semiconductor company Broadcom Ltd. is returning its headquarters to the U.S. from Singapore.<p>Broadcom Chief Executive …

Housing stocks sink as GOP proposes cut to mortgage interest deduction

By Aaron Gregg<p>Aaron Gregg<p>Reporter covering defense contractors and Washington-area businesses<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Home-builder stocks tumbled Thursday morning after Republicans introduced a tax bill that would set new limits on key tax deductions for new mortgages, a change that could deter home buyers …

National Association of Home Builders

Former Trump Aides Charged as Prosecutors Reveal New Campaign Ties With Russia

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, announced charges on Monday against three advisers to President Trump’s campaign and laid out the most explicit evidence to date that his campaign was eager to coordinate with the Russian government to damage his rival, Hillary Clinton.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to put the tussling behind, President Donald Trump on Saturday jabbed back at the Democratic lawmaker who has slammed him …

Tyler Perry Hopes ‘Boo 2!’ Can Help Bring Laughter to Nation’s ‘Darkness’

Cast members descended upon the Regal Cinema at L.A. Live on Monday night as the theater played host to the spooky Halloween comedy “Tyler Perry’s …

What Every Traveler Should Know Before Going to Iceland

Iceland feels simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar -- and that’s precisely what makes the country so special. On the one hand, people here speak …