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New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped....

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech


NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook....

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes


DALLAS (AP) -- Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month....

Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion


WUZHEN, China (AP) -- A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see....

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry's most vexing problems....

House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent....

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google already monitors online shopping - and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising....

China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies


BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors....

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools


NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses....

Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency....