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Northrop Grumman to buy aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK

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Northrop Grumman, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, announced on Monday that...

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After Equifax, public shaming but GOP wary of new rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the...


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AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to...


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Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader “obviously a madman.” Trump’s move to punish foreign companies that deal with the...


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The Latest: Tillerson cites strongest NKorea sanctions ever

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “being tested” by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the U.S. and the international community. Tillerson won’t say what the...


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The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election. The company says in a statement Wednesday evening...


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Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

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CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used...


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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted on the SEC’s website, Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk...


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Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that’s the point. Most people still don’t have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn’t offer them...


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Barcelona braces for sustained protests after police raids

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Barcelona is bracing for ongoing protests after campaigners for Catalan independence scuffled overnight with Spanish police cracking down on plans for a referendum on secession. Thousands of people, mainly retirees and college students, gathered in downtown Barcelona on...


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In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has 58 taxis for its...


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