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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....

Qatar hack, bloody Bahrain raid follow Trump's Mideast trip
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar found itself on the defensive once again Thursday as more Arab nations blocked access to websites of its flagship Al-Jazeera news network, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump's Mideast visit positioned America squarely with Sunni Arab countries against Shiite power Iran....

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