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  • In this Monday, June 26, 2017, photo the Uber app icon is displayed on an iPhone in New York. A new feature on the ride-hailing app, which is coming out Tuesday, aims at making it easier for its users to set up trips for other people who don’t know their way around a smartphone and need help getting around town. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane) AP

    Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber’s ride-hailing app is making it easier for its users to set up trips for seniors and others who may not know their way around a smartphone but still need help getting around town. The new feature, coming out Tuesday in an app update, is primarily designed for Uber users who […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010 file photo, the Google logo displayed at the Google headquarters in Brussels. The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File) AP

    A look back at the EU’s 7 years of legal battle with Google

    BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc’s legal tussle with the technology company. ___ November 2010 – The EU opens formal inquiry into whether Google manipulates search results in a way that favors its […]
  • European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The European Union's competition watchdog has fined internet giant Google over its online shopping service. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Lifestyle

    EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe’s attempt to curb the company’s clout on that continent. The decision announced Tuesday by the European Commission punished Google for […]
  • This 2017 photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shows a baby bald eagle in a nest in a tree in Columbia, Conn. Independence Day traditions in the small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the nation. Authorities are asking residents to forgo shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. (Brian Hess/CT Deep via AP) Lifestyle

    Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

    COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States. Authorities in Columbia are asking residents this year to forgo shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. Last summer, a pair of eagles became […]
  • Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, left, arrives to federal court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman in New York, Monday, June 26, 2017. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) AP

    Judge denies request to restart Shkreli jury selection

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging has hit a rough patch. Lawyers for Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL’-ee) complained Tuesday that news coverage is tainting the New York jury pool. During questioning Monday, several potential jurors said they couldn’t ignore Shkreli’s reputation for raising […]
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    Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally. The McLean, Virginia-based company said Monday the satellites will undergo about 45 days of testing to ensure they can be integrated into its operational constellation that provides mobile voice and data communications around the globe. […]
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    Germany’s Merkel doesn’t tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn’t really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say. The chancellor said during a talk with two journalists from German women’s magazine Brigitte on Monday, “I do not tweet.” However, Merkel qualified that she does […]
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    US official announces cyber pact with Israel

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has announced a new cybersecurity partnership with Israel. Tom Bossert says the new working group will focus on key cyber issues and encourage international cooperation. He says the partnership is aimed at “stopping adversaries in networks and identifying ways to hold bad actors responsible.” […]
  • This photo made available Monday, June 26, 2017, by the Italian Culture Ministry, shows part of the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a dog, which apparently perished in a blaze in Rome. Archaeologists think the dog was trapped in a blaze that largely consumed a 3rd-century building that was unearthed while digging for Rome's new subway, and have dubbed it a “Pompeii-like scene” in Rome. (Italian Culture Ministry Via AP) AP

    Subway digging uncovers ‘Pompeii-like scene’ in Rome

    ROME (AP) — Digging for Rome’s new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure. Archaeologists on Monday said they made the discovery on May 23 while examining a 10-meter (33-foot) -deep hole […]
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    Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program. The partnership aims to support Waymo’s fleet and its early rider program, which has a public trial in Phoenix. Avis Budget Group Inc. said Monday that it will provide fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo’s program at its Avis […]
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    Ohio fixes sites of pro-Islamic State hack; feds investigate

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. The Department of Administrative Services says affected websites were restored by Monday. They’d been hacked Sunday with a message that included: “I love the Islamic state.” The Department […]
  • A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Money

    Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 20,213.62 while South Korea’s Kospi added 0.1 percent to 2,391.33. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.2 percent to 25,911.78. China’s Shanghai Composite Index was flat […]
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    Markets Right Now: Dividend stocks lead US indexes higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to investors seeking income. Phone companies and banks also did well. Verizon rose 0.8 percent and Wells Fargo gained 0.9 percent, more than the rest of the market. […]
  • In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, hydraulic engineering professor Michael Johnson looks at the water flow on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway at Utah State University's Water Research Laboratory, in Logan, Utah. California water officials are relying on key hydrology tests being performed on the replica of the spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) AP

    Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel — trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter […]
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    Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s national airline chief said Monday he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft. If drones “keep entering airspace, we’re going to call for them to be grounded,” TAP Air Portugal President Fernando Pinto said. Such […]