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Technology Beating Romanticism at Tour de France

Technology Beating Romanticism at Tour de France

By Samuel Petrequin | Jul 16
At the Tour, long gone are the days when bold riders would launch long-range attacks and foil the sprinters at the finish line.

SpaceX: Leaky Valve Caused Crew Capsule to Explode in Test

SpaceX: Leaky Valve Caused Crew Capsule to Explode in Test

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 16
A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts.

Trump Tweets Send Stinging Message to Countless Americans

Trump Tweets Send Stinging Message to Countless Americans

By Errin Haines Whack | Jul 16
For countless Americans, Trump's words on Sunday sent a stinging message that they are not fully welcome in their own country. But this time, they came not from a stranger or even a political candidate, but straight from the occupant of the Oval Office.

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 16
Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

Judge Recommends $14M Award to Neo-Nazi Trolling Victim

Judge Recommends $14M Award to Neo-Nazi Trolling Victim

By Matt Volz | Jul 16
The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact her, a judge recommended.

'Chatgate' Scandal Throws Puerto Rico's Governor into Crisis

'Chatgate' Scandal Throws Puerto Rico's Governor into Crisis

By Michael Weissenstein and Joel Colon | Jul 16
For many Puerto Ricans still recovering from one of the United States' worst-ever disasters, on the back of the island's biggest public financial collapse, the scandal analysts and ordinary people are calling "Chatgate" or "Rickyleaks" has proven to be to

Hawaii Protesters Vow 'Prolonged Struggle' Against Telescope

Hawaii Protesters Vow 'Prolonged Struggle' Against Telescope

By Caleb Jones and Jennifer Since Kelleher | Jul 16
Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred after they spent the day blocking the road to the project site.

PopUps: 'ANTM' Winner Nyle DiMarco's Old Man FaceApp Transformation Goes Viral

PopUps: 'ANTM' Winner Nyle DiMarco's Old Man FaceApp Transformation Goes Viral

Jul 15
Nyle DiMarco, the queer winner of "America's Next Top Model" and "Dancing with the Stars," is the latest celeb to use the popular FaceApp — an app that radically transforms selfies — and his pics are going viral.

AP Exclusive: New Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

AP Exclusive: New Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

By Tami Abdollah | Jul 15
Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. But there's a problem: Many of these new systems still run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers.

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 15
Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches.

UK Health Service to Use Amazon Alexa to Give Medical Advice

UK Health Service to Use Amazon Alexa to Give Medical Advice

Jul 14
Alexa will see you now. Britain's health care service is teaming up with Amazon's digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service's official website.

Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

By Rachel Lerman | Jul 13
Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home.

Japan Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money

Japan Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money

Jul 13
A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money.

Gay Man Slain, Another Wounded After Contacted on Dating App

Gay Man Slain, Another Wounded After Contacted on Dating App

Jul 13
A 26-year-old Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another wounded after they were contacted through a dating app.

Amazon to Train Third of U.S. Workforce with Technical Skills

Amazon to Train Third of U.S. Workforce with Technical Skills

Jul 12
Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce at a cost of more than $700 million.

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