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  • Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s not much about the physical details of Google’s new Pixel 3 phone that you can’t find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have that. But the Pixel doesn’t intend to wow people with its hardware anyway. It’s really a showcase for Google’s latest advances […]
  • Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. Losses of barley yield can be as much […]
  • Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which has fallen 22 […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day broadly lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. After a wobbly day of trading, U.S. stocks closed broadly lower for the seventh time in the past eight days as technology companies continued to slide. The market’s losses Monday were limited relative to the steep drops last week. […]
  • Bangladesh newspaper editors protest digital security law

    DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Editors of major daily newspapers in Bangladesh’s capital formed a human chain on Monday to protest a new digital security law they say will stifle freedom of speech and media freedom. Members of the Editors’ Council formed the chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka and demanded amendments to […]
  • Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world’s largest defense companies. The new company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., will have annual sales of around $16 billion this year. That would make it the sixth-largest U.S. defense contractor and one of the top 10 globally. […]
  • Isle Royale wolf relocation project wraps up for the year

    HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials at Isle Royale National Park say they’ve wrapped up the first phase of a multi-year effort to rebuild the gray wolf population. Three females and one male were trapped on the Minnesota mainland in recent weeks and flown to the Lake Superior park. A fifth wolf died during transit. Two […]
  • As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there’s going to be far less ice around. How well walruses cope […]
  • Bangladeshi newspaper editors protest digital security law

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An influential body of newspaper editors in Bangladesh on Saturday criticized the government for a new digital security law that they say will stifle constitutionally protected freedom of speech and curtail press freedom. Members of the Editors’ Council told a news conference in the nation’s capital, Dhaka, that they were not […]
  • How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

    NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is “yes.” On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than originally estimated — […]
  • The Latest: Candidate reconsiders ‘stomp’ your face video

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee saying he’ll stomp on the face of the state’s Democratic governor (all times local): 6 p.m. Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee is taking down a video posted online in which he advises Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to put on a catcher’s mask because he’s going […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rebound and finish with solid gains after big losses the past few days, but the S&P 500 still finishes with its worst week in six months. An extended period of calm on the market has ended as […]
  • Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel. According to a U.S. official familiar with the matter, the breach could have affected as many as 30,000 workers, but that […]
  • Senate backs plan for new tribal village in Washington state

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has backed a plan to build a tribal village along the Columbia River in Washington state for families who were not compensated for the loss of their homes when dams were constructed. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that directs the U.S. […]
  • Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Another NASA space telescope has shut down and halted science observations. Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra’s automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem. Hubble went […]