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Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Aug. 14, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking...

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

Aug. 14, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as...

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

Aug. 13, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. If everything falls...

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Aug. 13, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says...

Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match Group

Aug. 14, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to create a lowball estimate of Tinder's value....

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Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Aug. 14, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking...

Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist's death

Aug. 14, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor. Germany-based Maquet Cardiopulmonary and its U.S. sales division based...

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

Aug. 14, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 16 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it "an immense tragedy...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 12, 2018: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Pocket City, Bobby Li 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Publishing 8. Grand...

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Aug. 14, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. The region's updated the death toll late Tuesday on its Twitter feed,...

Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match Group

Aug. 14, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to create a lowball estimate of Tinder's value....

Correction: Citizens Bank Headquarters story

Aug. 14, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — In a story Aug. 13 about Citizens Bank, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bank is unveiling its new corporate headquarters. Citizens Bank is opening a campus in Johnston, Rhode Island. Its headquarters remains in Providence, Rhode Island. A corrected version of the...

The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

Aug. 14, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Turkey's finance minister says his government is working on steps to help banks and support companies affected by the currency crisis. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said: "We will make all kinds of...

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

Aug. 14, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as...

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russian election penetration

Aug. 14, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Nelson on Monday evening said that it would be "foolish to think" the Russians are not continuing their efforts...