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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

May. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade. Beijing is airing Korean War movies (antagonist: America) to arouse patriotic feelings in the Chinese public and offering tax cuts to software and chip...

Serial cyberstalker could avoid prison again under plea deal

May. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

May. 22, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new automatic lane-change feature of Tesla's Autopilot system doesn't work well and could be a safety risk to drivers, according to tests performed by Consumer Reports. The magazine and website tested "Navigate on Autopilot" and found it less competent than human drivers, cutting off other...

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

May. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, "League of Legends" publisher Riot Games launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. The Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) will feature a six-member advisory...

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Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

May. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 0.6% to 2,873.70 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.2% to 27,376.69. The Kospi in South Korea was...

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

May. 22, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them....

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

May. 22, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings...

Mobile app to warn gropers, get help proves popular in Japan

May. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains. The "Digi Police" app was originally issued by Tokyo police three years ago, but a function to scare off molesters was only added a few months...

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

May. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, "League of Legends" publisher Riot Games launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. The Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) will feature a six-member advisory...

Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

May. 22, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world? The United Nations thinks so. A report released Wednesday by the UN's culture and science organization raises concerns about what it describes as the "hardwired subservience" built into...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: HIGH-SPEED RAIL WORTHY OF DREAMING The Altoona Mirror, May 22 It's impossible to predict whether a fully functional system of high-speed passenger rail service ever will come to this part of Pennsylvania. However, for the Keystone State as a whole and other states in close...

Serial cyberstalker could avoid prison again under plea deal

May. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology. The two proposals on...