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People Are Calling Uber Instead of Ambulances, Study FindsPeople are increasingly taking Uber instead of ambulances to get to the hospital, new research suggests. For a (non-peer-reviewed) research paper released Wednesday, economics professor David Slusky and Dr. Leon Moskatel looked at ambulance usage in 766 US cities upon the arrival of Uber from 2013 to 2015. Slusky tells...
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O'Rielly answers a question from the media after an FCC meeting to vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuitsThe Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting where they will vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'
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En esta foto del 29 de abril del 2017, un guardia de seguridad en la sede de Fox News Corp. en Nueva York. Disney anunció el jueves 14 de diciembre la compra de una gran parte de 21st Century Fox por 52.400 millones de dólares, incluyendo estudios de cine y televisión, cable y negocios de TV internacional, en un intento por enfrentar la competencia de las empresas tecnológicas en el negocio del espectáculo. (AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo)
Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with NetflixDisney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining film and television studios and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies
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This illustration made available by NASA shows a comparison of the planets in the solar system and those orbiting the star Kepler-90. An eighth planet, Kepler-90i, has been found in the faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. This is the only eight-planet solar system found like ours _ so far. (Wendy Stenzel/NASA, Ames Research Center via AP)
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching oursAn 8th planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching ours in numbers
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Left, Right, and Tech Come Out Against Net Neutrality VoteThat didn't take long. Within minutes of the FCC voting 3-2 to kill Obama-era net neutrality rules, New York Attorney General Eric Schnedierman had announced plans to file a multi-state lawsuit over the decision, which he claims is illegal, Quartz reports. And he wasn't alone. Washington state Attorney General Bob...
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting where they will vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuitsThe Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
The Latest: Trump supports Disney's 21st Century Fox dealThe White House says President Donald Trump supports Disney's purchase of much of 21st Century Fox.
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Police with Homeland Security clear a hallway outside of a meeting room where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was evacuated while they were about to vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuitsThe Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the entrance to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) building in Washington. "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, unveiled a plan to undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block
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FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014, file photo shows a view of the headquarters of the Italian Sky television broadcaster in Milan, Italy. Disney announced Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it is buying a large part of Fox. Under the deal, Disney will get at least a 39 percent stake in European satellite-TV and broadcaster Sky. Fox is hoping to acquire the remainder of Sky before the deal closes, giving Disney full control. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Fox looks to wrap up Sky takeover in UK, hand over to Disney21st Century Fox says it will continue to pursue its 11.7 billion ($15.4 billion) takeover offer for Sky, even though Disney is buying a large part of the company owned by Rupert Murdoch's family
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FILE - In this Friday, July 14, 2017, file photo, computer scientist Andrew Ng, right, works with others at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. Ng, one of the leading figures in AI, is launching a startup called Landing.AI. Its aim initially is to help manufacturing companies use computer algorithms to cut costs, improve quality control, remove supply-chain bottlenecks, and more. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturingThe artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, a security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, in New York. Disney announced Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
What stays, what goes: Disney and Murdoch after the saleDisney is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family.
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US firm: Hackers interfered with industrial facilityA U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, then-head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that Levandowski, a former Uber executive, stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off to help the ride-hailing service build robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber caseA recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that former Uber executive Anthony Levandowski stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off
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