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WASHINGTON  | Trump slams Kerry over efforts on Iran deal

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump criticized John Kerry on Monday after reports that the former secretary of state has been quietly promoting the Iran nuclear deal. Trump said on Twitter: “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal.  He was the one that created … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump slams Kerry over efforts on Iran deal

SEATTLE  | The Latest: Microsoft to spend $25M on AI for disabilities

SEATTLE  — The Latest on Microsoft’s developers’ conference (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella is announcing the new “AI for Accessibility” effort at Microsoft’s annual conference for software developers. The three-day Build conference kicks … Continue reading SEATTLE  | The Latest: Microsoft to spend $25M on AI for disabilities

BEIRUT  | Hezbollah appears to have gained in Lebanon vote

BEIRUT  — The Iran-backed Hezbollah group and its political allies made significant gains in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon while the main Western-backed faction lost a third of its seats, according to preliminary results released Monday. The initial results, which were carried by Lebanese media and are more or less expected to match the official … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Hezbollah appears to have gained in Lebanon vote

Technology and energy companies help lift US stock indexes

U.S. stocks moved higher in morning trading Monday, adding to solid gains at the end of last week. Technology companies accounted for a big slice of the gains. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices traded above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014. Beverage makers and other consumer goods companies … Continue reading Technology and energy companies help lift US stock indexes

Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline Surges to Serve 600,000 Members

ORLANDO, Fla./ May 7, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Tens of thousands of real estate professionals from the states of North Carolina, Louisiana, California, Montana and Colorado now have access to tech support services provided by Florida Realtors Tech Helpline for the first time. Agents and brokers from two state associations and three local associations can receive … Continue reading Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline Surges to Serve 600,000 Members

France | Cannes: Bruce Willis to play famed Tyson trainer Cus D’Amato

CANNES, France — Bruce Willis has signed on to play famed boxing trainer Cus D’Amato in a film titled “Cornerman.” The project was announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will be shopped for buyers. Set in the 1980s, the film chronicles D’Amato’s discovery of a 13-year-old Mike Tyson and their subsequent path … Continue reading France | Cannes: Bruce Willis to play famed Tyson trainer Cus D’Amato

Big investor offers about $6.5 billion for athenahealth

Prominent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frustrated with the company’s performance. Shares of athenahealth soared Monday after the shareholder outlined its unsolicited bid. The investor says it owns about a 9 percent stake in athenahealth, and the … Continue reading Big investor offers about $6.5 billion for athenahealth

SANAA, Yemen | Saudi airstrikes hit presidency building in Yemen, killing 6

SANAA, Yemen — Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels targeted the presidency building in the heart of the Yemeni capital on Monday, leaving at least six people dead and 30 wounded, according to health officials. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Saudi airstrikes hit presidency building in Yemen, killing 6