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FTC seeks to block merger of FanDuel and DraftKings

BY PHILIP MARCELO BOSTON (AP) — Federal regulators are challenging the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, saying the combination of the two largest...

To post or not to post: Internet tips for college hopefuls

BY JOCELYN GECKER Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything...

Google intensifies campaign against online extremism

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related...

Harvard students’ ouster over offensive posts stirs debate

BY SALLY HO LAS VEGAS (AP) — Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but...

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has started deploying its artificial intelligence capabilities to help combat terrorists' use of its service. Company officials said...

Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant

BY SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin...

Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested...

Justices side with Microsoft in Xbox 360 class action case

BY SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving Microsoft Corp. another chance to stop a class action lawsuit filed by owners...

Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture

BY BERNARD CONDON NEW YORK (AP) — The next Lyft car you book may soon be a Jaguar or a Land Rover. The British company...

Xbox Announces Xbox One X

Last year, Xbox head Phil Spencer unveiled the second iteration of the Xbox One, Xbox One S. Tagged at the end of that announcement...

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Cosby tweets thanks, defense demands mistrial over impasse

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

BY DAKE KANG and DAN SEWELL WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home...