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A man works at his desk in the war room, where Facebook monitors election related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

- Associated Press

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.

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Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Associated Press

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his NFL connections to sell Super Bowl tickets for his own gain.

FILE- In this July 24, 2017, file photo, pencils are at the ready on a teachers desk at Bruns Academy in Charlotte, N.C. The Educator Expense Deduction is a $250 tax deduction to help recoup out-of-pocket costs for outfitting a classroom, getting training or buying teaching materials. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

4 tax breaks for teachers

- Associated Press

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too - if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers' tax bills.

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2012 file photo shows a computer-generated graphic displayed at a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. The graphic shows the progression of earthquake shock waves along the San Andreas Fault from the Salton Sea to downtown Los Angeles. Developers testing an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast say its alerts are ready to be used much more broadly, but not for mass public notification. U.S. Geological Survey official Doug Given told reporters Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Caltech that the ShakeAlert system has transitioned from a production prototype to operational mode. The system is being built for California, Oregon and Washington. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

Associated Press

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, during a meeting with workers. The meeting with workers was on, "Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misses on storms, science, clean air

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump in his interview with The Associated Press said he has "a natural instinct for science." But what he said about hurricanes, clean air and climate doesn't quite get the science right.

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in 2014 'celebgate' hacking

- Associated Press

A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

- Associated Press

Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade.

Twitter airs election meddling data

- Associated Press

Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle in U.S. elections.

Treasury employee charged in leak linked to Mueller's probe

- Associated Press

A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator but was not charged.