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‘Despicable Me 4’ reigns at box office, while ‘Longlegs’ gets impressive start

Jul. 14, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

Gru and the minions celebrated a second week in first place at the North American box office this weekend, while a small horror movie called “Longlegs” upset the starry $100 million "Fly Me to the Moon." The supremacy of “ Despicable Me 4 ” was hardly a surprise, as the...

Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

Jul. 14, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's summertime, and the bargains seem easy at a time when many consumer prices are high. July sales events have become a seasonal revenue driver for the retail industry since Amazon launched its first Prime Day back in 2015. While consumers may be enticed by the...

How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

Jul. 14, 2024 01:53 AM EDT

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Vianca Braña never used to attend basketball games in her hometown of Carolina, Puerto Rico — or anywhere else in the United States territory. But in recent years, the 23-year-old has left the arena with a hoarse voice, often wearing a T-shirt that reads...

The first Titanic voyage in 14 years is happening in the wake of submersible tragedy. Hopes are high

Jul. 14, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the ship's wreckage in years, and those involved in the mission said they have both heavy hearts and lofty goals for a trip happening a year after a submersible disaster involving...

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Monday morning in May, I woke up and grabbed my cell phone to read the news and scroll through memes. But it was out of cell service. I couldn't make calls or texts. That, though, turned out to be the least of my problems. Using my home Wi-Fi...

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked rabbits and chickens, terrified goats, put horses at risk of developing colic and left cows...

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping

Jul. 14, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account. In this case, the thieves take over your phone number. Any calls or texts go to them, not to you. Any protections consumers enabled to secure access to...

Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded from a third-party platform in security breach

Jul. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

The data of nearly all customers of the telecommunications giant AT&T was downloaded from a third-party platform in a security breach, the company said Friday, as cyberattacks against businesses, schools and health systems continue to spread globally. The breach, which took...

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Jul. 13, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by an X user's outrage over two flight attendants who were photographed wearing Palestinian flag pins. The uproar over the July 10 post on X, which...

New York's first female fire commissioner says she will resign once a replacement is found

Jul. 13, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first female commissioner of the Fire Department of New York said Saturday that she plans to step down because it's time to “pass the torch” after two years in the job. Laura Kavanagh didn't say when she plans to resign. But she said in a statement that she...