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April 29, 2017 - 12:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. The hacker, operating under...
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President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, MD., Friday, April 28, 2017. President Trump is returning from addressing the National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 28, 2017 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend his 100th day in office talking tough on trade in one of the states that delivered his unlikely win. The president is expected to sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative to...
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Seen through a shattered bus window, another bus burns after it was set fire by protesters during a general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 28, 2017. Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday and protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police as part of a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
April 28, 2017 - 8:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation. The strike was to protest major changes to labor law and the pension system being...
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April 28, 2017 - 6:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai (soon-DAHR pee-CHAY) received a $200 million compensation package last year for running the internet company that makes nearly all the money for Alphabet Inc. Most of the pay consisted of Alphabet stock that the company valued at $198.7 million in...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to talk about the failed health care bill. From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation’s fate are echoing those concerns. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 28, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns. In a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, a worker picks apples at Flat Top Ranch in Walla Walla County, Wash. Harvesting the vast fruit orchards of Eastern Washington each year requires thousands of farmworkers, many of them working illegally in the United States. That system could eventually come to an end as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit picking machines to market. (Bob Brawdy/The Tri-City Herald via AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 5:39 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a question from a members of the the media after signing an Executive Order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Executive Order directs the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 28, 2017 - 5:27 pm
President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling is unlikely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and a legal battle. The day before his 100th in office, Trump took his step...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Friday, April 28, 2017, as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 28, 2017 - 5:04 pm
U.S. stocks closed modestly lower Friday, ending just short of another milestone for Wall Street. The Nasdaq composite index narrowly missed its fourth record-high close this week, though all the major indexes still notched weekly gains. Phone companies, banks and materials stocks were among the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Lisa Gao compares a new jet black iPhone 7, right, with her iPhone 6 at the Apple Store in Chicago. Qualcomm says Apple’s refusal to pay royalties related to technology used in smartphones will take a big bite out of its profit and revenue. Apple Inc. has sued Qualcomm, saying the chipmaker is abusing its control over essential technology and charging excessive licensing fees. Qualcomm says Apple has indicated that it won’t pay fees until the dispute is resolved. Representatives for the Cupertino, California-based iPhone did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 28, 2017 - 4:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a patent feud that has turned the former business partners into bitter adversaries. The latest twist in the dispute represents a major blow for Qualcomm...
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April 28, 2017 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry. State regulators released draft regulations Friday intended to impose order on the loosely organized marketplace created over two decades ago. The proposal would establish the first comprehensive rules...
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