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Passing on your password? Streaming services are past it

May. 14, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want us to stop. That's the new edict from the giants of streaming media, who are hoping to discourage the common practice of sharing account...

Feds say Swiss company to pay $77M over US tax evaders

May. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Switzerland’s biggest and oldest life insurance company will pay more than $77 million to the U.S. Treasury after admitting it helped U.S. taxpayers dodge tax responsibilities through offshore accounts after Swiss banks stopped providing tax-dodging help to U.S. taxpayers...

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital

May. 13, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held. ...

Spain's La Liga moves to ESPN with 8-year agreement

May. 13, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Spain's La Liga is hoping that their deal with ESPN finally puts them on the same footing in the United States as their English and German soccer counterparts. ESPN will take over English- and Spanish-language rights to La Liga when next season begins in August as part of...

Disney Q2 revenue drops on continued weakness in parks

May. 13, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney second-quarter revenue dropped as the pandemic continued to weigh on its parks and theme parks. Disney+ subscriptions continued to surge but missed some analyst expectations. Still, net income beat expectations and CEO Bob Chapek said signs of recovery can be seen...

Nevada vaccine website implants more trackers than any state

May. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada website the public uses to get information on coronavirus vaccines is packed with more ad trackers and third-party cookies than any state vaccination website in the country, allowing companies to track how visitors navigate the internet and collect data...

Morning shows extend the day to cope with viewer erosion

May. 13, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent job promotion came with what seems to be a counterintuitive mandate for NBC News senior vice president Libby Leist: Drum up interest in the “Today” show anytime other than the mornings. It's a survival strategy for “Today,” which...

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

May. 13, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow. In Japan, South Korea and...

Australia signs deal for 25M Moderna doses through next year

May. 12, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in a deal that the government hopes will ensure all Australian adults have access to inoculation this year. The deal included 10...

The Latest: Louisiana kids can start vaccinations Thursday

May. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter...