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  • Ryan Copple of Los Angeles sits in the shade as he struggles to play Pokemon Go at the Pokemon Go Fest Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Grant Park in Chicago. Many festival attendees had trouble getting the augmented-reality cellphone game to work. By the afternoon, Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of the game's developer, Niantic, announced all ticket holders would receive refunds and be issued $100 in credits for use in the app. Copple came to Chicago from Los Angeles just for the event. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP) Lifestyle

    Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary goes awry

    CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to issue a statement saying everyone who registered for […]
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    Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County. Nevada researchers only recently […]
  • Crosses and a photo are placed near the coffins in the church "Eglise de St-Germain" during the funeral of Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin in Saviese, Switzerland, Saturday, July 22, 2017. The couple Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin have been missing since August 15, 1942. Nearly 75 years later, the frozen bodies of this couple have been found last week on the Tsanfleuron Glacier.  (Dominic Steinmann/Keystone via AP) AP

    Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland. Swiss broadcaster SRF said the funeral of Marcelin Dumoulin and his wife, Francine, took place Saturday in a church in Saviese in southwestern Switzerland. They were 40 and […]
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    How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. On Friday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.91 points to 2,472.54. The Dow […]
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    Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbers

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn’t include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the agency. The department will be required to pay […]
  • This Wednesday, July 19, 2017, photo shows togarashi-spiced salmon, prepared from one of Amazon's new ready-to-cook meal packages. The meal kits come with everything you need to prepare dinner for two. (AP Photo/Martha Bellisle) Lifestyle

    Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners _ for a price

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn’t have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals. These meal kits come with just about everything you need to prepare dinner for two. You can choose from a variety […]
  • FILE - In this March 31, 2016, a Lyft ride-hailing service logo is displayed on a vehicle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Lyft is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul passengers and gather data. . (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) AP

    Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

    DETROIT (AP) — Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it will open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul […]
  • FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange.  U.S. stocks are falling, Friday, July 21, 2017,  as General Electric stock drops after the company’s second-quarter report. Most other industries are also lower, including technology companies, which have soared during a 10-day winning streak.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Money

    US stocks dip with energy prices; European stocks sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. The price of U.S. crude oil fell 2.5 percent and pulled energy stocks lower. Technology […]
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    Markets Right Now: Energy, tech losses hit US stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower as energy companies fall with oil prices and a winning streak for technology companies ends. The price of U.S. crude fell 2.5 percent Friday. Helmerich & Payne dropped 5.5 percent. General Electric fell 2.9 percent […]
  • This image captured by an underwater robot provided by International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning shows lava-like lumps believed to contain melted fuel inside the Unit 3 reactor at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan, Friday, July 21, 2017. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the robot found the objects Friday on its second mission inside the primary containment vessel of the Unit 3 reactor at Fukushima, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Experts believe the fuel melted and much of it fell to the chamber's bottom and is now submerged by radioactive water. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP) AP

    Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

    TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the robot found large amounts of lava-like debris […]
  • One of properties of AlphaBay founder Alexandre Cazes is seen in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, July 21, 2017. The young Canadian Cazes accused of masterminding AlphaBay, the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace, lived an apparently quiet life for nearly two years with his Thai girlfriend in a middle-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) AP

    ‘Darknet’ suspect’s flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

    BANGKOK (AP) — The neighbors had their suspicions. The young Canadian accused of masterminding the world’s leading “darknet” internet marketplace lived a seemingly quiet life for more than a year with his Thai girlfriend in a middle-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangkok. But the flashy cars he drove stood out. There was the nearly […]
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    Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials. The State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that offer VPN services. Many Russians use VPNs to access […]
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed at the headquarters after the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany. German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group, announced the voluntary retrofitting program on Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file) World

    Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

    BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group, announced the voluntary […]
  • FILE -- in this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo Cecil the Lion rests near Kennedy One Water Point in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. The son of Cecil the lion has been shot dead in Zimbabwe, two years after his father's killing ignited international outrage. Now there's fresh outcry over the "trophy" hunting of a species whose numbers in the wild have plummeted. (AP Photo/Sean Herbert, File) AP

    Killing of Cecil’s son highlights peril facing African lions

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose allegedly illegal killing by an American hunter in 2015 ignited international outrage. Now Cecil’s son Xanda has been legally killed in the same area, bringing fresh scrutiny on the “trophy” hunting of a species whose numbers in the African wild have plummeted. Some conservation […]
  • In this Oct. 21, 2016 photo, an autonomous vehicle is put through its paces at the World Robot Conference in Beijing. China's government announced Thursday, July 21, 2017, a goal of transforming the country into a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting additional political support behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) AP

    China announces goal of AI leadership by 2030

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances. Communist leaders see AI as key to making China an “economic power,” said a Cabinet statement on […]