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Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Sep. 25, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and...

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

Sep. 24, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes. Pandora has faced intense pressure from competitors like Spotify and...

Germany looking to sell costly, rarely used drone to Canada

Sep. 24, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is looking to sell a secondhand surveillance drone that has cost the country more than 700 million euros ($823 million) to Canada — without many core components it needs to fly. A defense ministry reply to lawmakers from the opposition Left Party states that Germany has decided...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

Sep. 24, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China. Legislation passed earlier in September by the U.S. House of...

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The Latest: Germany: Pressure might make Iran resume nukes

Sep. 25, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Germany's foreign minister is warning that too much pressure on Iran might lead Tehran to resume its military nuclear program and destabilize the entire Middle East. Heiko Maas told reporters in New York on...

Europe tech firms urge tougher rules to offset US dominance

Sep. 25, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon. In a joint letter, the group urged European Union ministers to go beyond current proposals aimed at...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep. 25, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country's hunger crisis is worsening...

Global stocks turn higher, price of oil keeps rising

Sep. 25, 2018 7:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher Tuesday as investors parsed the latest news in the United States trade disputes, while the price of oil continued to gain on concerns that OPEC countries would not increase production. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to 5,494...

China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Tuesday. The warning came after the Chinese government released a report that accused President Donald...

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Sep. 25, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

Sep. 24, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change....

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

Sep. 24, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes. Pandora has faced intense pressure from competitors like Spotify and...

Company penalized for disabling vehicles' emissions controls

Sep. 24, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The government says a Florida company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls. The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency say that Derive Systems of Sanford, Florida, sold 363,000...