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Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:23:46 GMT2017-01-18T22:23:46Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player - one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service....



Study illustrates Facebook's growth as campaign news source

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:24:24 GMT2017-01-18T21:24:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source - even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other's....



Esquire network will transition from cable to online channel

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:07:47 GMT2017-01-18T21:07:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Esquire Network said Wednesday it is shutting down as a cable channel and will transition into a digital online outlet....



US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:03:29 GMT2017-01-18T20:03:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Labor Department is suing Oracle, claiming that the technology giant pays white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles....



Correction: Wind Energy story

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:57:10 GMT2017-01-18T19:57:10Z

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Jan. 17 about a wind energy project, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the Long Island Power Authority's plans. LIPA spokesman Sid Nathan says the utility plans to vote on whether to award a contract to Deepwater Wind, not that it plans to award the contract....



For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:16:35 GMT2017-01-18T19:16:35Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller....



California finishes safety review of wells after blowout

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:18:17 GMT2017-01-18T06:18:17Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday....



Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:07:30 GMT2017-01-17T13:07:30Z

LONDON (AP) -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter - instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka....



New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:17:39 GMT2017-01-17T11:17:39Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess....



Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:39:42 GMT2017-01-17T09:39:42Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, says it has hired a former Microsoft executive with a background in artificial intelligence to improve its competitiveness in the field....