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    Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience? Walmart is testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you’re not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. “This may not […]
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    NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex was on track to pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon — above Antarctica. It needs Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to put […]
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    Tech companies lead US stocks lower in afternoon trade

    The major U.S. stock indexes veered slightly lower in afternoon trading Friday, adding to the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Technology companies led the slide. Phone companies and airlines were among the biggest gainers. A new round of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea helped send bond yields lower, which weighed on […]
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    Miss Turkey dethroned over ‘unacceptable’ tweet on coup

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year’s failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she won the […]
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    Markets Right Now: Stocks wobble as tech, health care slip

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 11:45 a.m. Stock indexes are slightly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as the market heads for its second decline in a row. Health care and technology stocks pulled the market lower Friday. UnitedHealth, a major insurer, dropped 2.2 percent […]
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    Timeline: Uber’s trouble in London caps rough year

    LONDON (AP) — London’s decision to not renew Uber’s license extends a run of bad news for the company this year. There have been lawsuits, allegations of sexual harassment and a profanity-laced outburst by its CEO that was caught on video. Here’s a timeline of Uber’s troubles so far this year. — Feb. 19: A […]
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    In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

    LONDON (AP) — Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. The company, which has been beset by a litany of scandals over its management […]
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    Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

    MADRID (AP) — Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect’s lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block U.S. prosecution of suspected Russian cybercriminals. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old known as one of the world’s most notorious hackers, was arrested earlier […]
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    Sweden charges ex-telecom execs in Uzbek corruption scandal

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives with Swedish telecoms company Telia were charged on Friday with corruption involving contracts in Uzbekistan, Sweden’s prosecution authority said. The defendants include Lars Nyberg, who was CEO of the company then known as TeliaSonera for six years, according to Sweden’s TT news agency. He resigned in 2013 following […]
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    Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have strived to curb government’s influence on businesses, […]
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    Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attack

    Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies. The company that sells CCleaner software, Prague-based Avast Software, says the attack affected more than 2 million computers in late August and early September. San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered […]
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    The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel says he is pleased with Facebook’s announcement that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase transparency. But he’s still planning legislation […]
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    Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election ‘integrity’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, while also pledging to make […]
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    Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching. Children around 15 months old can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they’ve just seen an adult struggle at a task before succeeding, a new study says. The results suggest there may be value […]
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    Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs. The luxury division of Germany’s Daimler AG said it plans to manufacture electric SUVs under […]