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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit. More>>

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

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Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. More>>

Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones

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Human-rights group questions DEA use of rigged smartphones designed to defeat encryption. More>>

Pennsylvania reveals cyber intrusion in birth, death records

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Pennsylvania officials have revealed they had to shut down the state's online system for birth and death records for about a week after someone with apparent inside knowledge made unauthorized changes. More>>

Netflix drops dud on Wall St. as subscriber growth flops

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Netflix's second-quarter subscriber growth disappoints investors, causing stock to fall 14 percent. More>>

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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The Justice Department announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

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Source says government regulators are investigating whether Uber's pay structure discriminated against the ride-hailing service's women workers. More>>

FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations. More>>

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

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San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. More>>

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

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Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people. More>>

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

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Prosecutors say Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election exploited some of the United States' own computer infrastructure against it, using two U.S.-based servers it leased in Arizona and Illinois. More>>

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

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China's government says it has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion in an escalating dispute over technology policy. More>>

The Latest: Former deputy AG says Trump chose 'tyrant'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's "no question" that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and continues to try undermine democracy in the United States and around the world. More>>

Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

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Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression. More>>

Mueller probe IDs long-hidden hackers

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The special counsel's probe of the 2016 election is now directly linked to the Russian government. More>>

Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom at Michigan garden

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Visitors are flocking to a Michigan botanical garden to get a whiff of the unpleasant-smelling "corpse flower" that's in full bloom for the first time in 18 years. More>>

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

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Africa's iconic baobab, the 'tree of life,' dying off at alarming rate with no clear cause. More>>

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

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Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles long break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland. More>>

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

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7 endangered rhinos dead in Kenya relocation bid, official says; 'a complete disaster'. More>>

Report: NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip

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Report says NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, as more delays likely for new commercial crew capsules. More>>

Chinese find suggests human relatives left Africa earlier

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Stone tools unearthed in China push back the date human relatives left Africa. More>>

Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

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A Russian cargo ship loaded with food, fuel and other supplies arrives at the International Space Station. More>>

South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies

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South Africa unveils powerful new telescope with aim to give clearest views yet of galaxies. More>>

Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

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Scientists find animal fat, wheat seeds and wild meat of deer and goat in the stomach of an ancient frozen corpse. More>>

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom Video included

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New remedies for sleep apnea are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's rest. More>>

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls

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U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media. More>>

Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet's 'moonshot factory'

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Loon and Wing, Alphabet's attempt to deliver internet signals via hot air balloons and packages by airborne drones, are graduating from X, the secretive incubator known as the "moonshot factory.". More>>

Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal

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The chairman of the U.K. Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users' data. More>>

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

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European Council President Donald Tusk has urged President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work together to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. More>>

EU says Airbnb must change presentation after complaints

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The European Union is giving Airbnb until the end of August to answer some EU complaints that the U.S. company's pricing presentation does not meet EU consumer standards. More>>

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

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Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. More>>

Trump DOJ appealing judge's OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Trump Justice Department is appealing US judge's approval of AT&T-Time Warner megamerger. More>>

Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

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Egypt's parliament has backed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period. More>>

Iran arrests 46 in fresh crackdowns on Instagram models

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Report: Authorities arrest 46 in crackdown on models in Iran. More>>

Financial forum: Virtual currencies need close monitoring

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An international forum on financial regulation say virtual currencies such as Bitcoin do not now pose a threat to global stability but cautions that "vigilant monitoring" is needed in light of a rapidly changing market. More>>

Why traditional credit scores still matter

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Alternative data, such as your social media and smartphone choices, will not replace traditional credit scores anytime soon. More>>

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

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An Israeli company says it will soon attempt to become the first non-governmental organization to land a spacecraft on the moon. More>>

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally passed the torch to Qatar for the World Cup in 2022. More>>

Baron Cohen pranks 2 more celebrity politicians for show

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Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore says he's among a group of conservative political figures who were duped into appearing in actor Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming television series. More>>

The Latest: Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort

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President Donald Trump is hitting the links at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where he is spending the weekend. More>>

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

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State election officials in the US are meeting to discuss cybersecurity amid fresh revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Trump faults Obama for US response to Russian hacking

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Indictment ties US election interference to Russian government for first time, charging 12 Russian military intelligence officers with hacking Democrats. More>>

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

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President Donald Trump muses about eliminating nuclear weapons, but he's also called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button" _ and the arms race is an issue expected to come up in at his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday. More>>

Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

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President Donald Trump is tweeting about golf, blaming his predecessor for election hacking and hate-watching CNN, two days before Monday's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Tracking bobcats: Researchers need help finding GPS collars

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GPS collars on 50 bobcats across Connecticut are programmed to fall off Aug. 1, and state officials are asking the public for help finding them. More>>

UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

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The British pound has fallen and U.K. politicians are reeling from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, crushed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and boosted May's opponents over Brexit. More>>

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

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The Wimbledon semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is their 52nd tour-level meeting, more than any other two men in tennis history. More>>

The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks Video included

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that Russian intelligence agents stole information on 500,000 U.S. voters after hacking a state U.S. election board. More>>

Medicare proposes to pay docs for analyzing texted photos

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Medicare says it wants to pay doctors for analyzing texted images and for video chats with patients. More>>

AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ

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U.S. officials say Army leaders will announce on Friday that they've chosen Austin as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars. More>>

Long-hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel Video included

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One of the Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller was Lt. Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist who went by the alias Den Katenberg. More>>

Ex-Nebraska Rep. Ashford says Russian agents hacked emails

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A former Nebraska Democratic congressman says Russian agents hacked into his campaign emails in 2016, a few months before he narrowly lost to a Republican challenger. More>>

Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

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A Greek court has agreed to extradite to France a Russian cybercrime suspect who also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. More>>

Stormy Daniels' lawyer skyrockets to chief Trump critic

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From porn star to president's chief critic: Stormy Daniels' lawyer transitions to household name as he traverses the world fighting against Trump administration policies. More>>

Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts

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Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked _ denying access to its owner _ from how it counts users' followers. More>>

Report: SEC probes Facebook privacy issues

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A report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned its investors about privacy lapses involving the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. More>>

Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

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Chipmaker Broadcom says it is buying IT management software company CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash. More>>

Despite some wobbles, stocks end the week with more gains

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Global shares rose Friday as investors focused on a run of earnings statements from U.S. banks. More>>

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy beginning this fall is offering a new major in cyber systems. More>>

Comcast, Fox both raise bids as they reach for Sky

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has increased its bid to take full control of Sky in a prolonged battle with Comcast for the lucrative pay TV service. More>>

The Latest: Stormy Daniels performs at 2nd Ohio club

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Stormy Daniels says in a statement released through her lawyer that as a result of her arrest at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club, she will not perform Thursday night. More>>

Correction: US-China Tariffs story

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Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs. More>>

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

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A U.S. judge in San Francisco says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer, but experts can still make that claim at trial. More>>

Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

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The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care about pain and suffering. More>>

Asian shares mostly higher; Japan's Nikkei up on weak yen

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US technology companies are leading the market higher as stocks recover a piece of the steep losses they took the day before. More>>

Tyler Perry warns his fans about fake Facebook offers

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Tyler Perry is warning fans not to be scammed by false Facebook offers. More>>

The Latest: House committees finish grilling FBI agent

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte is defending the Republican-led House investigation into the Justice Department as the committee opens a hearing to question former FBI agent Peter Strzok (struhk). More>>

Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

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Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory. More>>

Build-a-Bear halts too-popular "Pay Your Age" deal

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Build-a-Bear halts "Pay Your Age" deal, citing overwhelming crowds and safety concerns. More>>

Australian rangers trap big crocodile near tourist gorge

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Wildlife rangers say they have trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they have ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe. More>>

How Apple's app store changed our world

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How Apple's app store changed our world. More>>

Twitter's fake account purge drags stock lower

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It's no secret that Twitter has been purging fake and malicious accounts in an attempt to make its platform more welcoming for real people. More>>

NASA's Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel, forced to nap

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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is almost out of fuel and has been forced to take a nap. More>>

Shannade Clermont from 'Bad Girls Club' charged in theft

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A former cast member of the television reality series "Bad Girls Club" has been arrested on charges alleging she stole debit card information from a man she visited on a prostitution date. More>>

Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

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Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control projects. More>>

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

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Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to make news better on its platform, including supporting news organizations and cracking down on misinformation. More>>

German court: parents can access dead daughter's FB account

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Germany's Federal Court of Justice has ruled that the parents of a deceased girl can access her Facebook account, saying they had inherited the right to her data just like to her diary or letters. More>>

Asian markets rebound from trade fears

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Global stocks are lower after the U.S. threatened to put import taxes on $200 billion in exports from China and Beijing said it will retaliate. More>>

China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat

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China slams latest US threat of tariff hikes as 'totally unacceptable,' vows to retaliate. More>>

Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

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A U.S. appeals court has approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal. More>>

Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

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Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners have filed into a Northern California church for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. More>>

Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

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Uber is set to reach into more forms of transportation by investing in scooter-renter Lime. More>>

Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

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A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes. More>>

Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

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Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent, with bullets and tear gas. More>>

Management shift begins at US nuclear weapons lab

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The U.S. government has cleared the way for a new management team to begin taking over one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories. More>>

Pfizer reorganizes to handle aging consumers and patents

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Pfizer, reassessing future needs, reorganizes. More>>

SoftBank raises stake in Yahoo Japan in purchase from Altaba

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Japan's SoftBank Corp. to spend $2 billion on raising stake in Yahoo Japan to 48 percent. More>>

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

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Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory. More>>

6 major wealth funds agree to encourage greener economy

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The sovereign wealth funds of several major oil-producing countries have agreed upon a common roadmap to encourage investments toward a greener economy. More>>

Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal

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Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal. More>>

Putin urges closer international cybersecurity cooperation

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President Vladimir Putin has called for closer international cooperation in fending off cyberattacks. More>>

Stocks tumble as Asia braces for more US tariffs on China

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US stocks are starting the day higher and are on track for another gain as energy companies rise with oil prices. More>>

'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave Video included

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A Thai health official says the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits" and have strong immune systems because they are soccer players. More>>

Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue

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A Russian Internet search engine says that it has received complaints that it was turning up some Google documents that appeared to be meant for personal use. More>>

Police: Woman assaulted at home of NFL star LeSean McCoy

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says an allegation posted on social media accusing him of bloodying his former girlfriend's face is baseless and false. More>>

Kim Dotcom loses latest legal bid to avoid US extradition

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Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. More>>

The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

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The Thai official overseeing the effort to rescue members of a teen soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says a third rescue operation has begun and aims to bring out the remaining four boys and their coach. More>>

Prosecutor disciplined over profane post about Maxine Waters

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A Southern California prosecutor has been placed on leave following a report that he posted discriminatory comments on social media targeting a U.S. lawmaker and the victim of a police shooting. More>>

Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99

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Peter Carrington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, has died. More>>

Justin Bieber confirms engagement to model Hailey Baldwin

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Justin Bieber and 21-year-old model Hailey Baldwin are engaged after a month of dating. More>>

New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

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A once-secret city in northern New Mexico recently marked 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a day of speeches and activities. More>>

BMW to make electric MINIs in China

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BMW to make electric version of MINI car in China SUV-maker Great Wall Motors. More>>

NASA's Bradford Smith, tour guide for Voyager missions, dies

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Bradford Smith, a NASA astronomer who interpreted the stunning images beamed back from Voyager missions, has died. More>>

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

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Why they fight: US and China are locked in trade brawl over high-tech industries of future. More>>

Chinese exporters scramble to cope with US tariffs

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Chinese exporters are scrambling to cope with a potential plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. More>>

White House uses Twitter account to push back at Democrats

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The White House is using its official Twitter handle to target Democratic lawmakers who have criticized President Donald Trump's immigration policies, drawing complaints that government resources are being used to undercut potential 2020 rivals. More>>

The Latest: Ambulances arrive at Thai cave as rains hit area Video included

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Thai authorities have resumed operations to rescue members of a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave after successfully getting four of the boys out Sunday. More>>

Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

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New study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs that were all but wiped out after the arrival of Europeans. More>>

Munich officials want train station to have air taxi parking

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A group of city counselors in Munich say they want the southern German city's main train station to have a landing spot for flying taxis. More>>

California senators reach agreement on net neutrality bill

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Key California lawmakers say they've reached an agreement on legislation to enshrine net neutrality provisions in state law after the Federal Communications Commission dumped rules requiring an equal playing field on the internet. More>>

The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

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Croatia has kicked ex-player Ognjen Vukojevic out of its World Cup delegation after he made a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida. More>>

California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

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A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border. More>>

Scientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-species

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Scientist say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method for stopping the extinction of northern white rhinos. More>>

UK town faces new reality: Another nerve agent poisoning Video included

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British officials are seeking clues in the rush to understand how two Britons were exposed to the military-grade nerve agent Novichok. More>>

Report: Federal Facebook probe now includes FBI, SEC

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Report: Federal Facebook probe now includes FBI, SEC. More>>

Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

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Researchers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks that are sitting under Albania's least explored coastline. More>>

Phone maker Xiaomi falls then rises in Hong Kong debut

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp.'s shares slip in Hong Kong trading debut. More>>

Behind Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory, an unconventional crew

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Energy healer. Heavy metal singer. Food blogger. Meet the offbeat campaign staff that helped propel Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the national political spotlight. More>>

The Latest: China files another complaint to WTO over US

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Asia shares take U.S. move to raise tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese products in stride. More>>

Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America's bee hot spot

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A new federal study finds that honeybees in the Northern Great Plains are having a hard time finding food as conservation land converts to row crops. More>>

California lawmakers face dozens of key bills in final month

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Lawmakers left for summer recess with most of the year's major bills still on their to-do list. More>>

Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

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Iran has detained a teenager who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers. More>>

NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is sending back detailed close-ups of the dwarf planet Ceres. More>>

US-China trade battle kicks off; markets take it in stride

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President Donald Trump says tariffs will go into effect against China. More>>

Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

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A white man who challenged a black family's use of a neighborhood pool has lost his job. More>>

Astronomers report 1st image of baby planet being formed

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Astronomers say they've captured the first confirmed image of a planet forming in the dust swirling around a young star. More>>

SpaceX delivers AI robot, ice cream, mice to space station

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The International Space Station got its first robot with artificial intelligence Monday, along with some berries, ice cream and identical brown mice. More>>

Thai rescuers say trapped boys not yet ready to dive out Video included

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Authorities overseeing the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand say they have limited time, as they raced against worsening weather and lessening oxygen underground. More>>

The Latest: Beckham-Ibrahimovic have friendly World Cup bet

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FIFA has fined Sweden's soccer federation 70,000 Swiss francs ($70,750) for players wearing unapproved branded socks in World Cup games. More>>

Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

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An erratic wildfire charging through dry land near the Colorado ski town of Aspen has destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night. More>>

James Woods suggests his agent dropped him over politics

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Citing patriotism, James Woods' agent dropped the actor as a client in a July 4th email Woods shared on Twitter. More>>

Mother: Caring for girl amid brain-death debate 'worth it'

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The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death says she doesn't regret moving from California to New Jersey so her daughter could receive care after being declared dead. More>>

Woman who scammed scammer charged with theft

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Police say a New Hampshire woman who answered a scammer's ad to pick up and ship a computer that was illegally purchased has been charged with stealing the laptop and shipping magazines instead. More>>

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

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Greenpeace activists say they have crashed a drone into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility. More>>

Fox's Hume deletes tweets saying Dems don't love country

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Fox News Channel's Brit Hume deletes a Fourth of July tweet suggesting that Democrats 'sure don't love' America. More>>

What's new for Amazon's Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods

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Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after recently hiking up the price. More>>

US to reunite migrant families as immigration politics boil

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Trump tells Congress: "FIX OUR INSANE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW!". More>>

Asian stocks lower on impending trade war

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U.S. stocks are up solidly in early trading, turning major indexes higher for the week as markets reopen following the Independence Day holiday. More>>

China says it must 'counterattack' for US tariff hike

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China says it must "counterattack" for a U.S. tariff hike on billions of dollars of Chinese goods in a spiraling trade dispute but gave no immediate details of possible retaliation. More>>

I never said that! High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos Video included

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Concern rising that U.S. adversaries will use new technology to make phony but authentic-looking videos to influence political campaigns, jeopardize national security. More>>

Growing fires in US West put damper on holiday festivities

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Large wildfires are growing across the American West, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires. More>>

China's bravado belies worries over trade clashes with US

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China's bravado belies worries over trade clashes with US. More>>

Clarification: Renewable Energy Mandate story

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A push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in sun-drenched Arizona has been met with fierce opposition from the state's largest utility. More>>

Polish stork vanishes from GPS but delivers huge phone bill

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A Polish environmental that was using a GPS transmitter to track the migratory movements of a stork stopped getting signals from the bird in the spring. More>>

China rejects 'blackmail' on eve of US tariff hike

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A Chinese government spokesman has said Beijing "will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail" on the eve of U.S. tariff hikes and will defend its interests. More>>

CEO Musk: Tesla hits weekly goal of making 5,000 Models 3s

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CEO Musk: Tesla hits goal of producing 5,000 lower-priced Models 3s in a week. More>>

Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected

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The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes. More>>

China push to end reliance on US tech at trade fight's core

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China push to end reliance on US tech at core of festering trade fight. More>>

The Latest: FIFA "rebukes" Maradona criticism of referee

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Russian police have briefly detained several activists protesting political repressions outside a World Cup stadium. More>>

The Latest: Boys may be taken out of Thai cave in stages Video included

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The Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says the boys have been practicing wearing diving masks and breathing. More>>

The Latest: Trump says military keeps America safe, strong

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President Donald Trump has tweeted a military-themed, Independence Day video greeting to the nation. More>>

Facebook: 800K users may have had bug unblock blocked people

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Facebook says more than 800,000 users may have been affected by a bug that unblocked people they previously had blocked. More>>

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

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Seattle bars and restaurants can no longer offer plastic straws and utensils under a rule that aims to reduce marine plastic pollution. More>>

Russia makes new request to Greece for cybercrime suspect

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Russian authorities have sent a new extradition request to Greece for a Russian cybercrime suspect who is also sought on criminal charges by the U.S. and France. More>>

Wind spreads California fire as other states battle blazes

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A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has exploded in size and forced evacuations in hot, dry weather sweeping several Western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. More>>

California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

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A divided California Supreme Court has ruled that online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge had determined were defamatory. More>>

UK forecaster issues 1st ever thunderstorm alert

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Britain's Met Office weather forecasting office has issued its first thunderstorm alert in the agency's 164-year history. More>>

White House tweets draw ire over their political content

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White House tweets criticizing Trump's opponents draw ire of those objecting to political use of government resources. More>>

India asks WhatsApp to prevent misuse after mob killings

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India's government asks WhatsApp to act immediately to prevent misuse to spread rumors like those blamed for recent deadly mob attacks. More>>

Pot businesses urge California to delay strict testing rules

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Nearly 150 marijuana businesses in California are warning they could face steep losses unless the state extends a July 1 deadline imposing strict standards for pot testing and packaging. More>>

Asian shares track Wall St decline as China-US tariffs loom

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U.S. stocks are veering lower in afternoon trading as losses in technology companies and banks outweigh gains elsewhere. More>>

Israel: Hamas tried to spy on soldiers with fake dating apps

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The Israeli military says it's uncovered a plot by Hamas to spy on soldiers by befriending them on social media and then luring them to download dating applications that give the militants access to their smartphones. More>>

The Latest: Fan detained after "England" inscribed on statue

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Alex Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. More>>

Barbs for Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle

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The Seattle region is home to the two richest men in America, but while Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired. More>>

Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames after liftoff

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A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company has exploded seconds after liftoff in northern Japan, bursting into flames. More>>

Energy companies lead US stocks mostly higher in early trade

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The major U.S. stock indexes are mostly higher in early trading, led by gains in energy companies as the price of U.S. crude oil climbs above $75 a barrel. More>>

Boogie Bomb: Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup

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Rajon Rondo joining LeBron James in Los Angeles, as NBA free agency continues. More>>

New app offers interactive experiences for Disney guests

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With the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studies, Walt Disney World is also offering guests a new level of entertainment with a new mobile app called Play Disney Parks. More>>

NSA deleting more than 685 million call records

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National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained from telecommunication companies since 2015. More>>

Iranian protesters clash with police for a second night

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Iranian state media say protesters have clashed with police over water scarcity in the southwest for a second straight night. More>>

Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?

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Tesla hits goal of making 5,000 Model 3s per week, but critics wonder if it can keep hitting the number. More>>

Asian markets tumble as China-US trade tensions rise

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U.S. stocks are sliding in early trading, weighed down by concerns over escalating global trade tensions, weak economic data from Asia and an election result in Mexico that's likely to complicate talks on renegotiating the NAFTA trade agreement. More>>

The Latest: Devastated coach tells players to take a shower

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Denmark's former goalkeeper and the father of the current goalie is praising the team after it was eliminated from the World Cup in a penalty shootout. More>>

Russian crackdown on women-shaming online during World Cup

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Russia's leading social network is cracking down on chat groups created to shame women during the World cup amid growing complaints of sexist abuse during the tournament. More>>

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

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Look out, outer space, a robot with artificial intelligence is headed your way. More>>