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Actor locked out of Twitter over tweet that violated rules

Sep. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules. Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. In the tweet, Woods acknowledged the...

Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

Sep. 22, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of...

State-backed hackers target Gmail of US senators, aides

Sep. 20, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and a lawmaker focused on cybersecurity says the Senate's security office should stop refusing to help defend them. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate...

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

Sep. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was...

Trump boosting offensive capabilities in cyber strategy

Sep. 20, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is warning foreign adversaries that the U.S. is preparing to step up its offensive cyber capabilities as part of a new government-wide strategy. President Donald Trump on Tuesday is signing a National Cyber Strategy that furthers his lifting of Obama-era constraints on...

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Actor locked out of Twitter over tweet that violated rules

Sep. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules. Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. In the tweet, Woods acknowledged the...

Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models

Sep. 23, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. CEO Oliver Blume told Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that, although Porsche itself never developed and produced diesel engines, its...

The Latest: Wisconsin authorities who shot at gunman named

Sep. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on this week's shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Authorities have identified four officials who shot their weapons at a gunman killed after he opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company. Officials say WTS Paradigm...

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Sep. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

Sep. 22, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round auction began Friday after the London stock market closed. Britain's...

British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

Sep. 22, 2018 2:32 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

Sep. 22, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of...

AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Sep. 21, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year as law enforcement agencies grew increasingly unnerved about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with the exchange. One person who was present at the time said...

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

Sep. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features. Just buy a two-year-old iPhone 7. That phone was Apple's first to come with...

PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

Sep. 21, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories...