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FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Before Kim won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe event, her infectious personality and heartwarming origin story had already won her sponsorships from Toyota, Samsung, Visa and others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time. Even more so than in Rio in 2016 and Sochi in 2014, Pyeongchang athletes are...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:58 am
DRIEBERGEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch and American police have paid unannounced visits to nearly 100 people they say bought drugs via a "darknet" marketplace that Dutch police took over last year. Dutch police say they visited 37 alleged buyers on Wednesday and Thursday and arrested one person over...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law. The Commission asked the two companies a year ago to change their terms of service following complaints from...
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U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis, front left, speaks with British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, front right, during a group photo of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 15, 2018 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain blamed the Russian government on Thursday for a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, accusing Moscow of "weaponizing information" in a new kind of warfare. Foreign Minister Tariq Ahmad said "the U.K. government judges that the Russian government,...
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In this file photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A takes off from the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The launch initially set for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 was postponed at the very last minute due to an unspecified glitch. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Progress spacecraft moored at the station Thursday in automatic mode, bringing 2.7 metric tons (3...
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February 15, 2018 - 12:00 am
Critics wary as Google's Chrome begins an ad crackdown Surprise visit: Police warn alleged darknet drug buyers UK blames Russian military for 'malicious' cyberattack Apple's new speaker making an unwelcome mark in some homes Buffett's firm invests in drugmaker Teva, trims Phillips 66 US intel sees...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2012, file photo, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ride-hailing giant Uber's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017. The results also showed that Uber cut its fourth-quarter net loss by 25 percent from the third quarter as new CEO Khosrowshahi moves to make the company profitable ahead of a planned initial public stock offering sometime next year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and "getting the love back" after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service's sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals. "We strive to be and...
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February 14, 2018 - 7:25 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company on Wednesday revealed a new investment in struggling Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals and trimmed its holdings in oil refiner Phillips 66 by selling 35 million shares back to the company for $3.3 billion. Berkshire Hathaway Inc...
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FILE - This June 5, 2017, file photo shows the HomePod speaker in a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed. Some people who bought the just-released $349 speaker, dubbed the HomePod, are reporting that it leaves a white ring on the surfaces of wooden furniture. In an explanation posted Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, Apple said the problem occurs with speakers that, like the HomePod, are equipped with a silicon base to minimize vibration. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 14, 2018 - 7:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed. Some people who bought the just-released $349 speaker, dubbed the HomePod, are reporting that it leaves a white ring on the surfaces of...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Starting Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Google will start using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own ads will pretty much sail through its new filters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 14, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters. The move, which Google first floated back in June, is...
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