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Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

Feb. 22, 2019 1:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon that has been...

White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

Feb. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would now move unilaterally to...

Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Feb. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of...

As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

Feb. 20, 2019 8:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries on whether the company should be banned, as the U.S. wants. Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the U.K. National Cyber...

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Feb. 20, 2019 5:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it's far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will provide the creative...

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Ashland clears way for Uber, Lyft to launch services

Feb. 22, 2019 1:25 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials in a southwestern Oregon city have cleared the way for Uber and Lyft to begin operation. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the Ashland City Council on Tuesday overruled the mayor's veto of an ordinance that allows for ride-hailing services. The code changes will go into...

Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

Feb. 22, 2019 1:08 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city's high-tech...

Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

Feb. 22, 2019 1:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon that has been...

Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

Feb. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house. Jorge Luis Leon used the official Twitter...

White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

Feb. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would now move unilaterally to...

Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Feb. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of...

Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

Feb. 21, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The change will take effect March 21 and will apply to current and future employees. Employees that have settled past...

Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

Feb. 21, 2019 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon that has been...

Bill allows state to operate electric car charging stations

Feb. 21, 2019 4:24 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State agencies would be able to operate charging stations for the growing number of electric vehicles on Virginia roads under legislation approved by the General Assembly on Thursday. HB 1934 would allow the Department of General Services, Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Feb. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that...