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MUNICH | Former VW boss Winterkorn leaves Bayern supervisory board

MUNICH— German soccer champion Bayern Munich says former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has left its supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal. The club said the 71-year-old Winterkorn stood down on Monday after nearly 16 years as a member. It said Tuesday that Winterkorn, as former CEO … Continue reading MUNICH | Former VW boss Winterkorn leaves Bayern supervisory board

AUSTIN, Texas | Apple deepens Austin ties, expands operations east and west

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado. The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus in Austin, less than a mile … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Apple deepens Austin ties, expands operations east and west

AUSTIN, Texas | Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. The company released a statement early Thursday saying its plans also include establishing locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, with more than 1,000 employees at each. The tech giant, which is based in Cupertino, California, says … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Texas

MOJAVE, Calif. | Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

MOJAVE, Calif. — Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with the rocket-powered spacecraft soaring high above California’s … Continue reading MOJAVE, Calif. | Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | ‘Significant’ announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Authorities planned Friday to announce what they call a “significant development” in their investigation of last month’s shooting that killed 12 people at a popular Southern California country music bar. The development was to be announced at a news conference at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Station in Thousand Oaks, Detective Eric … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | ‘Significant’ announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

HELSINKI | Lego Foundation donates $100mln to aid Rohingya, Syrian kids

HELSINKI — The Lego Foundation says it will donate $100 million to U.S. non-profit educational organization Sesame Workshop to fund projects aimed at helping young children affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and the civil war in Syria. The Danish foundation said Wednesday that the grant “will benefit some of the world’s most … Continue reading HELSINKI | Lego Foundation donates $100mln to aid Rohingya, Syrian kids

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: WORLD LEADERS GO SOUTH The U.S.-China trade dispute and the conflict over Ukraine could overshadow the usual agenda of issues like development, infrastructure and investment at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION President … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

JOHANNESBURG | Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

JOHANNESBURG — Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country’s president said Thursday, opening a worrying new front in the region’s nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the development during a meeting of countries contributing troops to a multinational force combatting … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones