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Germany's Merkel doesn't tweet, but checks Trump on TwitterGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car programAvis Budget Group is teaming up with Waymo to help support its self-driving car program
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-missesThe head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, photo released by SpaceX, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen before lift off Sunday, carrying 10 more satellites for Iridium Communications, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. SpaceX has succeeded in landing a Falcon 9 first-stage booster on a vessel in the Pacific after a launch from California. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:25 p.m. Sunday. It was carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. The first-stage booster landed about 7 minutes later. The Falcon's second stage is continuing to carry the satellites toward orbit. (SpaceX via AP)
SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air baseA SpaceX rocket has carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a British flag blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.   According to a statement released from the House of Commons Saturday June 24, 2017, British officials are investigating an alleged cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accountsBritish officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."
The Associated Press2 days ago
Relatives embrace at a memorial outside where a pregnant mother was shot and killed by police, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Seattle. Police officers shot and killed 30-year-old Charleena Lyles on Sunday after authorities said Lyles confronted the officers with a knife. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removedAfter an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday, June 23, 2017 will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004, even though it raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell adsGoogle is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads
The Associated Press3 days ago
German parties salvage vote on social media hate posts billGermany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites
The Associated Press3 days ago
Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatumThe founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, the logo of Toshiba Corp., Japan's electronics and energy company, is seen on a worker's jacket  in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. Tokyo-based Toshiba, whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. filed for bankruptcy protection in March, said Friday it received an extension until Aug. 10 to give its earnings report for the fiscal year that ended in March. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting riskMoney-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this April 27, 2017 photo, staff members wait for visitors at a booth for Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered Thursday, June 22, 2017, to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments about sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-trade shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China tightens online video controls, jolting investorsThree popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video, a move that prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Weibo Corp.
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, and Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, in San Francisco. In a court filing on Thursday, June 22, 2017, Uber said it hired Levandowski, a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets, even though the company knew at the time that he had information that didn't belong to him. Uber hired Levandowski in August 2016 to head Uber's project on self-driving cars, something he worked on at Google. Uber is asserting that Kalanick told Levandowski not to bring the material with him and that Levandowski assured the company that he had destroyed the five discs containing Google information. Uber recently fired Levandowski. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft caseUber recruited a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets even though the company had been forewarned he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property
The Associated Press4 days ago
Thai customers take photo with merchandise at the Line Village Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Thailand's most popular text-messaging service will open its doors to the public Friday an extravagant digital theme park called Line Village Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capitalThe text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan
The Associated Press4 days ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Chicago. Zuckerberg announced a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups feature. From left are Lola Omolola, Erin Schatteman and Janet Sanchez, who run popular Facebook groups. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groupsFacebook has almost 2 billion users and now wants to be a more 'meaningful' force in their lives
The Associated Press4 days ago
Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarmA report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on data from a 1925 quake mistakenly sent by the US Geological Survey
The Associated Press5 days ago
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