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Ex-Cognizant execs accused of bribing Indian officials

Feb. 15, 2019 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department alleges two former executives for Cognizant Technology Solutions paid about $2 million in bribes to Indian officials to build an office campus in the country. Prosecutors said Friday the information technology giant's former president, Gordon Coburn, and ex-chief...

Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

Feb. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to pose...

Report: Facebook, FTC discussing 'multibillion dollar' fine

Feb. 14, 2019 9:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses. The Washington Post said Thursday that the fine would be the largest ever imposed on a tech company. Citing unnamed sources, it also said the two...

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Feb. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York...

California governor wants users to profit from online data

Feb. 13, 2019 9:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a proposal...

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Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Feb. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong...

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Feb. 17, 2019 12:08 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals. One manufacturer displayed a model of a machine gun on sale that's now in...

Ohio therapy dog helps calm classroom jitters

Feb. 17, 2019 11:52 AM EST

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — As the seventh-grade class at St. Francis de Sales shuffled into the computer lab and took seats on a recent Monday morning, teacher Annie Robrecht walked down the rows with her furry friend, Jaxson, close behind. Students shot their hands out into the aisles to give the Portuguese...

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

Feb. 17, 2019 8:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. The former Knepper power station on the outskirts of Dortmund was brought down in two explosions on Sunday. The first destroyed the main body of the...

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Feb. 16, 2019 7:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location,...

The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

Feb. 16, 2019 10:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15 billion....

The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVP

Feb. 15, 2019 11:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. Jay Williams scored 18 points for Home. Quavo scored 27 for Away and...

Mormons up missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

Feb. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year. The move is aimed at encouraging families to be more involved in...

Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

Feb. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to pose...