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Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia

Nov. 20, 2019 5:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called...

Feds: Florida officials bilked FEMA out of hurricane money

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two former officials of a Florida city are charged with conspiring with two businesses to bilk the federal government out of $5 million in Hurricane Michael cleanup money, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe said the two former Lynn...

YA favorite Christopher Paolini writes science fiction novel

Nov. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Paolini’s next book isn’t only for young people. The author of the multimillion-selling “Inheritance Cycle” has a seven-figure deal for a science fiction novel, his first adult book, Tor announced Tuesday. “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars,”...

Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by...

Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites

Nov. 19, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts. The news site ZDNet found stolen account usernames and passwords selling for $3 on underground hacking forums. Disney’s streaming...

Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be like Mike,...

Kylie Jenner sells stake in beauty empire to CoverGirl owner

Nov. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner is selling a stake of her beauty business to CoverGirl owner Coty, in a deal that values the reality TV star’s company at about $1.2 billion. Coty said Monday that it will pay $600 million for a 51% stake in Kylie Cosmetics. It plans to launch more products under the...

Yogurt sales sour as US breakfast culture changes

Nov. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EST

What’s eating yogurt? Despite shelves full of new varieties — from Icelandic to Australian to coconut-based — U.S. yogurt sales are in a multiyear slump. Yogurt companies are confident that more new products can boost sales. But some analysts are skeptical, saying larger trends — like...

Yahoo Japan, Line to merge business to form online giant

Nov. 18, 2019 4:17 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. have announced they are merging. Z Holdings Corp., which owns SoftBank Corp. that operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of South Korea, which owns a majority stake in Line, said Monday they are aiming for a final agreement by next month. The...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

Nov. 17, 2019 9:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview mirror, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar...