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Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Oct. 25, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) under a draft law released...

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

Oct. 22, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. The technology heralded as a...

Nippon Steel sues Japan business partner Toyota over patent

Oct. 15, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nippon Steel Corp. is suing Toyota Motor Corp. over a patent for a technology used in electric motors in a rare case of legal wrangling between Japan’s top steelmaker and top automaker over intellectual property. Tokyo-based Nippon Steel filed the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Applicants sought for electric vehicle charging equipment

Oct. 10, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is seeking qualified applicants to install electric vehicle charging equipment that will be covered by a trust fund in a settlement reached with Volkswagen over emissions control software. ...

Arizona murder case against US Air Force airman goes to jury

Oct. 08, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — No one saw Sasha Krause being taken from a Mennonite community in northwestern New Mexico where she worked in the publishing ministry, dominated in card games and ping pong, and where her poetry became song. No one saw the woman with a quiet and...

California extends tax on phones to fund high-speed internet

Oct. 08, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas. California is one of 41 states that collect a tax...

Lawsuit settled after police seize man's cellphone

Oct. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit that challenged a decision by police to seize a man's cellphone after he recorded officers responding to a fight at a Manchester convenience store has been settled, with the city agreeing to pay him $20,000, according to court documents. ...

Nevada tech company asks to withdraw 'Innovation Zones' plan

Oct. 07, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A company that asked Nevada to let it form its own local government on its vast land holdings in the desert no longer plans to build the experimental smart city that they said could transform Nevada into a global hub for emerging technology. ...

High court rejects lawsuit over canceled Pentagon contract

Oct. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not get involved in a lawsuit over a disputed Pentagon cloud computing contract, a decision that follows the contract's cancellation earlier this year. The case was one of hundreds the high court said it...