Political ads on social media rife with misinformation and scams

WASHINGTON (AP) - The online advertisement to Donald Trump supporters was clear enough: Click here, and receive a free Trump 2024 flag and a commemorative coin. All in exchange for taking a quick survey and providing a credit card number for the $5 shipping and handling.

Lawyers seek $55 billion in fees in Musk pay package case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge heard arguments Monday over a massive and unprecedented fee request by lawyers who successfully argued that a massive and unprecedented pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided.

Intuit to lay off 1,800 as part of AI-focused reorganization

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparation and financial software company Intuit announced an AI-focused reorganization plan Wednesday that includes laying off about 10% of its workforce.

Europe's Ariane 6 rocket successfully launches for first time

KOUROU, FRANCE -  Europe’s new Ariane 6 rocket successfully blasted off for the first time on Tuesday, releasing satellites into orbit and restoring the continent’s independent access to space.

Russian election meddlers hurting Biden, helping Trump

WASHINGTON -  Russia is turning to a familiar playbook in its attempt to sway the outcome of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, looking for ways to boost the candidacy of former President Donald Trump by disparaging the campaign of incumbent President Joe Biden, according to American intelligence officials.

China's BYD inaugurates first plant in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) - Chinese automaker BYD inaugurated its first electric vehicle plant in Thailand on Thursday, part of the company's push into Southeast Asia while it also tackles wealthier markets in the U.S. and Europe.

Microsoft pays $14M to settle discrimination allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft Corp. has agreed to pay $14.4 million to settle allegations that the global software giant retaliated and discriminated against employees who took protected leave, including parental and disability, the California Civil Rights Department announced Wednesday.