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    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 19, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. kirakira+, Kentaro Yama 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 6. NBA 2K18, 2K 7. iSchedule, HotSchedules 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9. Tiny Wings, Andreas Illiger 10. […]
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    How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

    U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. On Friday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 5.34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,602.42. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 31.81 points, or 0.1 […]
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    Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeology

    ENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the 1790s. But instead of a trowel and shovel, Casana and his Dartmouth College colleague Chad […]
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    Markets Right Now: Energy, tech lead stock gains

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 1 p.m. Stocks are ending a shortened trading day with more record highs as technology and health care companies post solid gains. Energy stocks were also higher Friday as the price of U.S. crude oil rose 1.6 percent. Oil was higher after Bloomberg reported that […]
  • World

    The Latest: Extradition case lawyer vows to appeal further

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Latest on the extradition hearing for an alleged Russian hacker (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The defense attorney for a Russian man whose extradition to the United States has been supported by a Prague appeals court says he has not given up and will take steps to possibly reverse the ruling. […]
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    The Latest: Macy’s says it’s fixed gift, credit card issue

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy’s says it has “fully resolved” problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on “overcapacity” that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says it doesn’t anticipate any […]
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    Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand better wages from the American online giant. In Germany, Ver.di union spokesman Thomas Voss said some 2,500 workers were on strike at […]
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    This computer game comes thanks to 2 Supreme Court justices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s first female justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, has helped teach millions of students civics through computer games created by an organization she founded. Now, with a push from the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor, the group has translated one of its games into Spanish. The group iCivics, which […]
  • World

    Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to US

    PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the United States. Czech authorities arrested Yevgeniy Nikulin in Prague in cooperation with the FBI in October last year. He is accused by U.S. […]
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    Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about their inability to find enough digital talent that they’re training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers while they train for jobs demanding hard-to-find IT skills. Tech companies view apprenticeships — a staple […]
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    Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infringes on the authority […]
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    Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

    ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech. The company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office in the western city of Essen […]
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    Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about not find enough digital talent that they’re training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers learning on-the-job while they build IT skills. The programs cost companies tens of thousands of dollars per trainee. […]
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    Twitter verboten? German parliament edict irks lawmakers

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s new parliamentary speaker is meeting resistance to his suggestion that lawmakers refrain from tweeting or snapping photos during sessions. Wolfgang Schaeuble, who served as Germany’s Finance Minister until being elected parliamentary speaker last month, told lawmakers in a memo that the use of devices “to photograph, tweet or distribute information about […]
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    Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them. Those “wolf meetings” in the 1840s, spawned by a common interest, eventually led to the formation of the Oregon territory, the precursor for […]