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  • Chinese Go player Ke Jie, left, looks at the board as a person makes a move on behalf of Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during a game of Go at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A computer that plays go has started a match against China's No. 1 player in a test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate. (Chinatopix via AP) AP

    China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

    BEIJING (AP) — Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it. Censors blocked access to Tuesday’s online broadcast by Google, which organized the game in a town west of Shanghai during a forum on artificial intelligence. The event got little coverage from Chinese […]
  • World

    China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors. Almost half of China’s 730 million internet users use live video streaming sites and apps, according […]
  • This undated photo provided by Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology shows a seismic station installed at Anaktuvak Pass in Alaska's Brooks Range. The station sends out earthquake information in real time. A seismometer rests at the bottom of a borehole and a fiberglass hut equipped with solar panels protects the station power system, electronics and radio telemetry equipment. (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology via AP) AP

    Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing installation in Alaska of an array of seismometers as part of […]
  • In this photo taken July 9, 2014, humpback whales feed at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod near Provincetown, Mass. A new study explains how the baleen whale family, which includes humpback whales, grew seemingly suddenly only a few million years ago from smaller creatures to the ocean giants they are now. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP

    Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That’s big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then seemingly overnight, one type of whale […]
  • Money

    Nokia and Agilent rise; Alexion, Kirkland’s fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Nokia Oyj, up 33 cents to $6.54 The Finnish technology company settled numerous legal disputes with Apple. Agilent Technologies Inc., up $2.58 to $58.66 The scientific instrument maker reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street’s estimates. It also raised its annual profit […]
  • Lifestyle

    The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending May 21, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ): Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – 9780735211216 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Surrender by Helen Hardt – No ISBN Available – (Waterhouse Press) 3. 16th Seduction by James […]
  • Lifestyle

    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 21, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 5. LightX, Andor Communications Private Limited 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 8. Enlight, Lightricks Ltd. 9. Geometry […]
  • Tarek Tawfik, director of the Grand Egyptian Museum, speaks to reporters in front of king Tutankhamun's funerary bed upon its arrival at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The museum received the funerary bed and a chariot as a step towards the transportation of the boy king's treasured collection from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the new Grand museum, scheduled to open in 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Lifestyle

    Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt safely moved two artifacts, a funerary bed and a chariot, belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun on Tuesday, from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a new one across the city, which will house a large collection of the ancient monarch’s items. The two gold-plated pieces are part of […]
  • National News

    Appeals court revives challenge to NSA surveillance practice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A challenge to the government’s practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ruled the Wikimedia Foundation has standing to sue the National Security Agency over its “upstream” surveillance practice, reversing a lower-court decision tossing […]
  • This Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, photo shows a Target store in Philadelphia. New York's attorney general is announcing that 47 states and the District of Columbia have reached an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corp. to resolve the states' probe into the discounter's massive pre-Christmas data breach in 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) National News

    Target, states reach $18.5 million settlement on data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday. The agreement involving 47 states and the District of Columbia is the largest multistate data breach settlement to date, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office said. […]
  • Money

    Markets Right Now: US stocks post their 4th gain in a row

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks clawed back more of the ground they lost last week and posted their fourth gain in a row. Banks and health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Tuesday. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields, which allow them […]
  • Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google unveiled the store-sales measurement tool on May 23 in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Lifestyle

    Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google already monitors online shopping — and now it’s keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. The internet company said Tuesday that a new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants’ brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads. The analysis will […]
  • In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, Microsoft's new Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is displayed, in New York. The Surface’s stylus will now mimic pencil shading when tilted, much like the Apple Pencil for iPad Pro tablets. Along with this, Microsoft plans upgrades to its popular Office software with new pencil-like features. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) AP

    Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors. The new, fifth-generation device — simply called Surface Pro — won’t look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. But Microsoft is hoping its under-the-hood improvements will help it compete with newer laptop-tablet hybrids from Samsung and […]
  • In this NASA provided frame from video, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer works to install antennas at the International Space Station while astronaut Peggy Whitson, not pictured, works on repairs Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (NASA via AP) AP

    Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system. It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success finally came after her spacewalking partner, Jack […]
  • Spectators watch a video screen as Go player Ke Jie plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Ke Jie, the world's top-ranked Go player, started a three-round showdown on Tuesday against AlphaGo, which beat a South Korean Go master in a five-round showdown last year. (AP Photo/Peng Peng) AP

    Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of go

    WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer defeated China’s top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate. Google’s AlphaGo won the first of three planned games this week against Ke Jie, a 19-year-old […]