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Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner

Jun. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith last month. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine and the SI.com...

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

Jun. 15, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners'...

Democratic contenders bash Fox News on Fox News

Jun. 14, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julian Castro is the latest Democratic presidential contender to follow the trend of criticizing Fox News Channel while appearing on the network for a town hall. The former Housing secretary's scolding of Fox on Thursday for its coverage of Hillary Clinton was mild compared to recent...

Editorials from around New England

Jun. 14, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT UTC's move a call to action for state The Connecticut Post, June 12 For a state desperate to shed a reputation that it's not business-friendly, the news that United Technologies Corp. would no longer make its headquarters in Connecticut could not have come at a...

Rock Springs newspaper plans reduction of print days

Jun. 14, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming newspaper says it is reducing the number of days it goes to print each week from five to two. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports it will become a twice a week publication starting on July 17. The newspaper plans to produce print editions for Wednesdays and Saturdays....

Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

Jun. 13, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It's the latest flap over deviously altered...

Regulators put off decision on line to power Facebook site

Jun. 13, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators put off a decision on whether to force the state's largest utility to charge Facebook nearly $40 million toward the cost of a new transmission line to power the social media giant's new data center near Albuquerque. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission...

Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

Jun. 11, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook on Tuesday launched an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they're using. The company previously rolled out two similar apps that tracked what activities people did on their phones. But both were shut down after drawing...

Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry

Jun. 11, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel,...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...