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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...

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

Sep. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three young computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington,...

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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...

Technology brings fresh look to unsolved Starkville murder

Sep. 23, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Advances in technology have allowed Starkville police to put a face on a cold-case suspect. A DNA sample from a rape and double homicide in 1990 was sent to a private lab that generated mug shots of what the suspect might have looked like 28 years ago and what he might look like...

Companies taking the future of IT services to the skies

Sep. 22, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico companies are hoping to use solar-powered, fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles to create a service that gathers data from the sky. Wildflower International's CEO Kimberly deCastro sees the future of information technology taking off to the skies, and the company has...

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...

Biotechnology firm looks to build in business subdivision

Sep. 22, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A biotechnology firm is looking to buy part of a city-owned business subdivision in Portland which could make it the second tenant since the property opened five years ago. The Portland Press Herald reports the Portland City Council's Economic Development Committee endorsed allowing...

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).

Michigan utility unveils new battery at university

Sep. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan utility has unveiled a new battery to store renewable energy at Western Michigan University. The battery can store enough solar and wind energy to supply about 1,000 homes with an hour of power, said Consumers Energy Project Manager Nathan Washburn. The battery will be...

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...