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Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

May. 17, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that taking over Twitter would enable him to rid the social media platform of its annoying “spam bots." Now he's arguing — without presenting any evidence — that there might be just too many of those automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead. ...

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

May. 17, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology. Pittsburgh-based Argo AI has pulled drivers from its autonomous cars in Miami and...

DA: DNA from fingernails helped solve 1988 cold case killing

May. 17, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

GALT, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in a 1988 sexual assault and killing of a 79-year-old woman in a small Northern California community has been identified thanks to advanced DNA testing done on scrapings from the victim's fingernails, authorities said Tuesday. Terry Leroy Bramble was...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

May. 17, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 5. Rovio Classics: Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment Oyj ...

Livestreamed carnage: Tech's hard lessons from mass killings

May. 17, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

These days, mass shooters like the one now held in the Buffalo, New York, supermarket attack don’t stop with planning out their brutal attacks. They also create marketing plans while arranging to livestream their massacres on social platforms in hopes of fomenting more violence. ...

Apple-Movies-Top-10

May. 17, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

Movies US charts: 1. Uncharted 2. The Northman 3. The Lost City 4. The Bad Guys 5. Spider-Man: No Way Home 6. Dog (2022) 7. Moonfall 8. Sing 2 9. Resident Evil:...

Musk's China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase

May. 17, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Elon Musk's ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla's biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. Other companies that want access to China give in to pressure to follow Beijing's positions on Taiwan and other issues. But...

Judge: California's women on boards law is unconstitutional

May. 16, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California’s landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated...

Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer

May. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave the strongest hint yet Monday that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Musk told a Miami technology conference that a viable deal at a lower price would not be out of the question, according to a...

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government

May. 16, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office for a week, the...