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In this Feb. 8, 2018 photo provided by Omega shows, a timing-bench-and-whistle-detection-system, at the Gangneung Hockey Center in Gangneung, South Korea. Real-time player and puck tracking is being tested at the Olympic men’s and women’s hockey tournaments. In addition to microchips in jerseys and cameras installed in the two hockey arenas, referees’ whistles are connected to the clock so that it stops immediately without additional human assistance. (OMEGA via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 6:14 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Finland players looked at the numbers and laughed. They couldn't believe captain Lasse Kukkonen only had five sprints in a game and Petri Kontiola had a whopping 46. Even better: They don't even know what qualifies as a sprint. "We were looking at the stats and average...
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In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, Chelsea Cobo holds her son, Christopher, in framed photos arranged as a shrine at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Cobo disappeared in May of 2016. New DNA science developed to identify the skeletal remains of the 9/11 dead now serves another desperate need: helping families find long-missing loved ones, dead or alive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 18, 2018 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. New York City's medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks next to a poster depicting an online ad that attempted to suppress voters as Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, testify before a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Feb. 16, 2018, election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 17, 2018 - 11:55 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 12:07 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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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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