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Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Mar. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to...

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Mar. 19, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office...

SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'

Mar. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous." Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a...

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS,...

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Mar. 20, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney...

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Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Mar. 20, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney...

Boston launches online city registry for birth certificates

Mar. 20, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has created an online registry to allow people to directly order their birth certificates. Officials say the move will help residents comply with the REAL ID Act that takes effect in October. The Boston Globe reports the Department of Innovation and Technology launched the...

What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

Mar. 20, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed . Disney gets far ranging properties ranging from Fox's film studios, including "Avatar" and X-Men, to its TV productions such as "The Simpsons" and...

Disney closes $71B acquisition of Fox entertainment, putting 'Cinderella,' 'The Simpsons' and 'Star Wars' under one roof

Mar. 20, 2019 12:12 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney closes $71B acquisition of Fox entertainment, putting 'Cinderella,' 'The Simpsons' and 'Star Wars' under one roof.

Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Mar. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese markets. The Shanghai Composite lost 1 percent to 3,059.17 in early trading Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.5...

Community college hosting a Women in Technology Day

Mar. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Manchester Community College is once again hosting a Women in Technology Day. The goal of Friday's event is to ensure young women in high school can access the many opportunities that await them in the high-tech sector. Workshops will showcase opportunities in New Hampshire's...

Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

Mar. 19, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months. The White House said Tuesday that Trump will nominate Stephen Dickson to...

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Mar. 19, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office...

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS,...

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

Mar. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump's focus on social media began with a morning tweet and...