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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with...

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant,...

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the...

Facebook has plans to expand New Mexico data center

BY SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook's plans for New Mexico now call for a half-billion-dollar investment and a data center that will...

Netflix still piling up viewers — and big programming bills

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves, but the online video service still faces...

Judge: Govt. asked Google for too much data in gender case

NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge has ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in...

McDonald’s free ice cream promotion marred by app glitch

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A McDonald's promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry over a glitch...

Tinder kick-starts delayed date by sending couple to Hawaii

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio college students are set for an epic Tinder date in Hawaii that's been three years in the making. Kent...

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

BY JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics...

Apple to open data center in China with government ties

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country's government, raising concerns...

French court annuls Google’s $1.27 billion back tax bill

BY PHILIPPE SOTTO PARIS (AP) — A French court annulled a 1.1 billion-euro ($1.27 billion) tax adjustment imposed on Google by France's tax authorities,...

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Vatican trial dawns for alleged misuse of hospital donations

BY NICOLE WINFIELD VATICAN CITY (AP) — Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling...

Community awaits answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

BY AMY FORLITI and JEFF BAENEN MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual...

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump...

BY BETH J. HARPAZ NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a "Trump...

Abortion waiting period goes back to court

BY | Dara Kam The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE......... The Florida Supreme Court put a temporary block on a 2015 law requiring women...