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Vehicle attacks: Easy success for IS, a challenge for police

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:34:29 GMT2017-03-25T18:34:29Z

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has suggested a simpler method, encouraging followers to use regular vehicles to kill people on foot....

Trump touts jobs commitment first made in 2015

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:19:28 GMT2017-03-24T19:19:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers. But the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part of the company's successful efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable....

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:15:37 GMT2017-03-24T22:15:37Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos....

Apple: Software flaws in latest WikiLeaks docs are all fixed

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:11:48 GMT2017-03-24T17:11:48Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers....

Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:26:47 GMT2017-03-25T18:26:47Z

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles....

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:52:42 GMT2017-03-22T19:52:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money, the head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday....

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:03:07 GMT2017-03-23T23:03:07Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses....

Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:08:17 GMT2017-03-22T17:08:17Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family - the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing....

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:50:28 GMT2017-03-22T20:50:28Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- As far as the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between taking off shoes at the security checkpoint and testing baby food and milk for bomb residue....

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:47:46 GMT2017-03-21T21:47:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners....