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Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines


7 hours 50 sec ago - [CET]

BEIJING (AP) - Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.

Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed.

U.S. stocks fell despite data showing Chinese gross domestic product growth held steady in the latest quarter in the face of ...

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Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters


7 hours 14 min ago - [CET]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just ...

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Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll


7 hours 34 min ago - [CET]

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday.

Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said safeguarding ...

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House to vote on 3 bills targeting phone use while driving


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PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona House lawmakers are expected to vote on three proposed laws designed to deal with distracted driving caused by cellphone use.

Two are versions of a total ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving and another just strengthens the state's existing distracted driving law.

Republican Sen. Kate ...

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Pinterest prices public offering at $19 per share


11 hours 38 min ago - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinterest is pricing its shares at $19 for its initial public offering Thursday, putting it on track to raise more than $1.4 billion.

The digital scrapbooking and image search site said last week it expected to sell 75 million shares at a price between $15 and ...

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Brazil top court criticized for order to block news stories


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 22:58 - [CET]

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's attorney general is accusing the nation's highest court of violating the constitution with an order for news organizations to withdraw some online reports on a corruption investigation that include references to one of the tribunal's justices.

The court told the news websites O Antagonista ...

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'Glass' 4K Ultra HD review


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 22:47 - [CET]

The latest thriller from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan that helped resolve his superpowered universe left critics yawning and now looks to tempt viewers obsessed by the ultra-high definition format in Glass (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, rated PG-13, 129 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $44.98).

Delivering the adventures of angst-ridden vigilante David ...

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Samsung Galaxy Fold phones breaking in days


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 22:18 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of Samsung's new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.

Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. A couple of journalists say ...

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Some of Samsung's new folding phones are already breaking


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 21:38 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some of Samsung's new, almost $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.

Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. Two journalists said ...

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Corps chief OKs Souris River flood project in North Dakota


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 21:21 - [CET]

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The chief of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a Souris River flood protection project in northern North Dakota.

The Corps says in a release that Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite signed the final report Tuesday during a gathering of public officials in ...

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Evers says 13,000 Foxconn jobs is 'unrealistic'


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:56 - [CET]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Tony Evers says it's "unrealistic" to think that Foxconn Technology Group will employ 13,000 people in Wisconsin, given that the size of its planned manufacturing facility has been reduced.

Evers told reporters Wednesday that the state was working with Foxconn to look at revising the ...

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House to mull 3 bills aimed at cellphone use while driving


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:49 - [CET]

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona House lawmakers will get to choose between three proposed laws that are designed to deal with distracted driving caused by cellphone use, Speaker Rusty Bowers announced after a closed-door meeting Wednesday of majority Republicans.

Bowers had held off on scheduling votes amid differences among Republicans about ...

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Editorials from around Oregon


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:29 - [CET]

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:

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Medford Mail Tribune, April 17, on Senate taking it easier on juvenile offenders:

Oregon's initiative process allows the people to enact laws directly when the Legislature cannot or will not do so. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to change Ballot Measure 11 to be ...

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Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:05 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards "this is not a living ...

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Twitter touts 'proactive approach' to combating abuse with anti-spam technology


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:24 - [CET]

Twitter has taken a "proactive approach" to policing its platform of abusive tweets by leveraging the same technology used for detecting and removing spam, the company said Tuesday.

Donald Hicks, vice president of service for Twitter, and David Gasca, a product manager for the platform, touted the advancement in a ...

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Tennessee House advances hand-held phone ban while driving


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:49 - [CET]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee House has advanced legislation banning motorists from holding cellphones while driving.

House lawmakers voted 53-38 on Wednesday after debating the measure at length. Supporters argued the bill is needed to enhance safety while critics warned the bill was a potential government overreach. The bill ...

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To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:47 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima.

The furious rally that's brought the S&P 500 to the brink of another record, so quickly on the heels of last year's scary tumble, is reminding some ...

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Debate on Nebraska cellphone tax bill ends without vote


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:44 - [CET]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A bill that would require Nebraska cities to get voter approval before raising occupation taxes on cellphones could be in jeopardy.

Lawmakers passed over the measure Wednesday without voting on it after some senators argued that it would hurt local governments.

Sen. Tony Vargas, of Omaha, ...

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Time releases its 100 most influential people issue


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:23 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Saleh are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue.

The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra ...

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Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:06 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars.

Riders took 38.5 million trips on shared electric scooters in 2018. That eclipsed the 36.5 million trips riders took on shared, docked bicycles, according to a report released ...

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Prosecutors mull alternative to trial for Kansas gamer


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:53 - [CET]

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial of a Kansas online gamer allegedly involved in a deadly hoax while federal prosecutors consider an alternative to prosecution that would spare him from the criminal justice system.

The attorney for 20-year-old Shane Gaskill of Wichita has applied for pre-trial ...

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US stock indexes edge lower in morning trading


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:41 - [CET]

Major U.S. stock indexes fell in morning trading Wednesday as losses by health care companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market.

Anthem, Cigna and UnitedHealth Group were among the biggest decliners in the health care sector for the second straight day. Investors are hammering insurers amid fears over the potential ...

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The Latest: Agency that manages river dams defends actions


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:21 - [CET]

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local):

10:37 a.m.

Officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say flood control and protecting human life are their top priorities anytime flooding ...

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AP Exclusive: Private spy targeted critics of Kaspersky Lab


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:23 - [CET]

LONDON (AP) - Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the ...

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Database online for more than 16,000 historical documents


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:35 - [CET]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire officials have launched an online database that gives users access to more than 16,000 historical documents.

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources says the support tool, available by subscription, is for anyone interested in the state's history and its historic places.

It says ...

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SUNY Poly, Albany Law School, foundation launch new program


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:45 - [CET]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute is partnering with an upstate law school and a non-profit education corporation on a new program aimed at preparing students for high-tech careers.

SUNY Poly, Albany Law School and the Research Foundation for SUNY announced Tuesday that the ...

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Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:25 - [CET]

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's election.

The Foxconn ...

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AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:08 - [CET]

LONDON (AP) - Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the ...

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Text message reminders helped divorce, parenting cases


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 07:01 - [CET]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's judicial branch says that its pilot program offering text message reminders to people involved in a divorce or parenting case reduced the failure-to-appear rate by 40% in a six-month period.

The circuit court launched the program last summer. People who chose to provide a ...

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Moreno: Assange used to coordinate hackers from the embassy


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:46 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ecuador's president on Tuesday accused Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topics important to the WikiLeaks founder and his financiers.

President Lenin Moreno said that Swedish programmer Ola Bini, who is ...

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Dark web drug ring bused for selling fake Xanax


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:57 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities in New York have busted a New Jersey-based dark web ring that sold millions of dollars of counterfeit Xanax.

Three New Jersey men, 44-year-old Chester Anderson, of South Brunswick, 41-year-old Jarrette Codd, of Jamesburg, and 51-year-old Ronald MacCarty, of Jackson, were indicted Tuesday on charges ...

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Kansas adds internet upgrade to avoid another massive outage


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:39 - [CET]

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas has taken steps to prevent a crippling internet outage similar to the one that occurred in 2016.

University spokeswoman Mary Walsh says the school recently installed a third fiber cable to campus. That will allow the university to have access to the ...

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Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger .

The Journal says Justice Department antitrust staff, which is reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies' reasoning for it in a ...

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Ecuador reports 40 million cyberattacks in days since ejecting Julian Assange from embassy


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:45 - [CET]

Ecuador has endured an onslaught of cyberattacks since punting WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange from its London embassy last week, government officials said Monday.

Patricio Real, Ecuador's deputy minister of telecommunications, said that government computers were on the receiving end of some 40 million hacking attempts in the aftermath of Quito ...

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Ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz in Las Vegas while eying 2020 bid


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:23 - [CET]

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will be in Nevada on Wednesday to speak at a software company's conference in Las Vegas.

Schultz is considering an independent bid for president and launched a tour in January for his latest book, "From the Ground Up."

The Brooklyn-born billionaire ...

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Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:23 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple, two of the world's most popular brands.

The ground-breaking video service added 9.6 million subscribers worldwide during the ...

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FBI affidavit in Julian Assange case alleges WikiLeaks disclosures 'aided enemies'


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:07 - [CET]

The FBI made its case for arresting WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by citing his website's release of U.S. military secrets desired and acquired by Al Qaeda's upper echelon.

Made public Monday by a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, the affidavit used to obtain a criminal complaint and arrest warrant for ...

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Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:43 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.

The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists were facing off in a federal court ...

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YouTube's Notre Dame-9/11 flub highlights AI's blind spots


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:34 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet.

As people around the world Monday turned to YouTube to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burn in Paris, an automated system attached background information ...

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:08 - [CET]

iBook charts for week ending April 14, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :

iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

2. After by Anna Todd - 9781476792545 - (Gallery Books)

3. Someone ...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:06 - [CET]

App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2019:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Minecraft, Mojang

2. Heads Up!,Warner Bros.

3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations

4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

5. iSchedule, HotSchedules

6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi

7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB

8. Bloons TD 5, ...

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State launches online data survey as part of Facebook probe


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:50 - [CET]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration has launched a survey to give New Yorkers an opportunity to provide feedback about online data privacy issues.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that information provided through an online consumer data privacy survey will help state regulators make policy decisions regarding the ...

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Church sorry for Easter lesson encouraging attacks on pastor


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:35 - [CET]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio church has apologized for an Easter lesson in which a pastor encouraged students to slap, cut and spit on him - incidents that were captured in videos and posted online.

Justin Ross is lead pastor at Impact City Church in Pataskala (puh-TAS'-kuh-luh) near Columbus. ...

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US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:32 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complications from the implants.

The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh - Boston ...

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Defense awards Boeing $14.3B bomber maintenance contract


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:06 - [CET]

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Boeing Co. has won a $14.3 billion contract to service and maintain all B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

In a statement last week, the Department of Defense said the contract includes hardware and software development and integration, ...

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Facebook leveraged user data in deals with developers: Report


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:54 - [CET]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed leveraging user data to determine how much money third parties would pay to purchase it, according to a report Tuesday.

Leaked documents obtained by NBC News revealed that Mr. Zuckerberg considered pursuing scores of deals with developers "as a path to figuring out the ...

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Stone Mountain Park management suffers ransomware attack


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:38 - [CET]

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Managers of Georgia's Stone Mountain Park say they've suffered a ransomware attack.

News outlets report that the Stone Mountain Memorial Association's computers were targeted by cyberattackers demanding ransom.

Spokesman John Bankhead says the public wasn't affected and no sensitive data was compromised. He didn't know ...

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Rod Rosenstein ruled out death penalty for Julian Assange prior to eviction from embassy: Report


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:02 - [CET]

Ecuador stopped protecting WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange after he was spared a death sentence by Rod Rosenstein, President Trump's deputy attorney general, a report said this week.

Mr. Rosenstein promised not to seek the death penalty for Mr. Assange during discussions held last year as Ecuador considered the possible consequences ...

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New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:53 - [CET]

LONDON (AP) - When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed.

Is the Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in a slowing market or a true breakthrough ...

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Technology companies lead early gains for US stocks


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:29 - [CET]

Stocks were higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier.

Technology companies led other sectors, with chipmakers among the big gainers. Health care stocks also rose as traders weighed quarterly earnings from Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group. The results from ...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks post modest gains on Wall Street


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:44 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4 p.m.

Stocks edged higher on Wall Street, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier.

Banks and technology companies rose the most, while health care stocks closed broadly lower.

Citigroup rose 2.9% and JPMorgan ...

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Walz to name new IT commissioner, filling last cabinet post


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:15 - [CET]

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz is about to fill the last open position in his cabinet, commissioner of the state's information technology department.

The governor has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to announce a new head of Minnesota IT Services, also known as MNIT (minn-it), ...

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Former astronaut Owen Garriott dies, flew on Skylab station


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:40 - [CET]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America's first space station, Skylab, and whose son followed him into orbit, has died at age 88.

He died Monday at his home in Huntsville, Alabama, according to NASA.

"Dad had a great 88 orbits around the sun!" ...

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Investment firm to hire up to 50 workers at Delaware office


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:41 - [CET]

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The micro-investment company Acorns says it plans to hire up to 50 employees at a new office in northern Delaware within the next year.

The News Journal of Wilmington reported Tuesday that Acorns is one of the biggest next-gen financial technology companies expanding in The First ...

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Some overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:00 - [CET]

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's Election Supervision Agency said Tuesday about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia's biggest city should vote again in presidential and legislative elections after finding evidence that postal ballots had been tampered with.

Election officials rushed to Malaysia last week to investigate claims of vote fraud ...

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Russian parliament adopts internet controls bill


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:49 - [CET]

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's lower chamber of parliament has adopted a bill that would expand government control over the internet, raising fears of widespread censorship.

The State Duma on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to support the bill, which still has to be approved by the upper chamber of Russian Parliament and ...

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Foxconn head says he's stepping back from daily operations


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:48 - [CET]

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - The head of Foxconn Technology Group says he is planning to step away from day-to-day operations at the world's largest electronics provider.

Terry Gou told reporters Monday at an event in Taipei that he wants to work on a book about his management philosophy honed over ...

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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 03:10 - [CET]

SHANGHAI (AP) - Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand.

Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles have ...

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Disney, Comcast now Hulu's only owners as AT&T exits


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:08 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its sole owners.

Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing Hulu at $15 billion. AT&T came by its stake after buying Time ...

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Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:10 - [CET]

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment.

CEO Satya Nadella sent a letter to employees about the changes Monday.

Nadella says the company is increasing support services for workers who say they've ...

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Partnership signed between Chicago, Israeli nonprofit


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:36 - [CET]

CHICAGO (AP) - Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to create a partnership between technology and innovation ecosystems with the city of Chicago and an Israeli nonprofit.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Emanuel and Chemi Peres signed a memorandum of cooperation Monday.

Peres is chair the Peres Center for ...

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Arizona House Republicans look for compromise on texting ban


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:07 - [CET]

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona is one of just three states that has no statewide ban on texting while driving, but that could change this year after a decade of failed attempts in the Legislature to outlaw it.

The death of a police officer struck by a driver who was allegedly ...

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Lyft pulls electric bikes off the road after brake problems


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:46 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - Lyft has pulled 3,000 electric bikes from the streets of New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., after customers complained the bikes were braking too hard.

A spokeswoman with the ride-hailing company said Monday they are aware of reports of injuries, but wouldn't specify the number ...

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Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:49 - [CET]

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade.

Green Mountain Power announced over the weekend that it had set a goal of getting 100% of its power from ...

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Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:20 - [CET]

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time.

Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive ...

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UK proposes banning social media 'likes' for children


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:37 - [CET]

LONDON (AP) - Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online privacy.

Under the draft rules, which were released for consultation on Monday, tech companies would ...

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Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:17 - [CET]

LONDON (AP) — The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.

Artists, celebrities and tech experts have spoken out both in favor ...

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IU completes digitization of 160K preserved plant specimens


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:47 - [CET]

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University has wrapped up a 5-year project that digitized its collection of more than 160,000 preserved plant specimens.

The project launched in 2014 now provides online access to the IU Herbarium's complete plant collection, including more than 72,000 specimens of Indiana flora.

The herbarium's director, ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while carrying computer malware could be granted bail Monday, though she likely would not be released as her visa has been revoked.

Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman will decide whether ...

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Lawmakers ventured thousands of miles from Washington to collect testimony Monday as advocates urge members of Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the Southwest.

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