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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Jun. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe...

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Jun. 22, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies...

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Jun. 21, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases...

Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

Jun. 22, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to...

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California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

Jun. 22, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to...

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Jun. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe...

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Jun. 22, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies...

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

Jun. 22, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after OPEC...

Oregon email restored; official says hack fed scheme

Jun. 22, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After a multi-day freeze triggered by a wave of spam messages, officials confirmed late Thursday that Oregon government emails could once again reach the public — and described the attack as part of a sophisticated scheme. The freeze, initiated by providers at four popular email...

Supreme Court says police generally need search warrant to collect information on where suspects used their cellphones

Jun. 22, 2018 10:20 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court says police generally need search warrant to collect information on where suspects used their cellphones.

TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

Jun. 22, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air. Meteorologists from the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong and Canada sported the patterns...

Bank robbery suspect gives ID, easily tracked by police

Jun. 22, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a quick-thinking bank teller in Ohio convinced a suspected robber to hand over his own license. Authorities say the man walked into a Huntington Bank in Columbus on June 4 and gave the teller a note saying he was armed and demanding money. The teller gave the man a stack of...

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

Jun. 22, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament's Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook's chief privacy officer and...