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Miller says phone hacking made her paranoi
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NEW YORK (AP) — Phone-hacking victim Sienna Miller says she planted false stories with friends in an attempt to figure out why intimate details of her life were showing up in British tabloids. Miller, an actress and former girlfriend of actor Jude Law, told NBC's "Today" show in an interview
Tokyo game show turns to cellphones, has new star
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CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Social games played on smartphones are hogging the attention at this year's Tokyo video-game exhibition, boasting new ways of making money by selling "virtual" goodies, not the usual expensive machines and software packages. Gree Inc., a social networking service that began
Dolby lawsuit against RIM dropped
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dolby Laboratories says Research in Motion has agreed to license its audio technologies that were the subject of two recent lawsuits against the BlackBerry maker. As a result, Dolby Laboratories Inc. said Monday it has dropped its patent infringement lawsuits against
Phone hack lawsuits loom, foam attack sentence cut
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LONDON (AP) — Several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking in Britain will soon file lawsuits against a second newspaper group, Piers Morgan's former employer Trinity Mirror PLC, their lawyer said Friday. Mark Lewis said the claims would be filed in "a few weeks," but would not disclose
NASA spacecraft begins 5-year trip to Jupiter
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets. Hundreds of scientists and their families and friends — among thousands of invited guests — cheered and yelled "Go Juno!"
James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony
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LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Friday demanded James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted with a statement from two former executives. Murdoch, News Corp's deputy chief operating officer, and his father, media
New UK tabloid dragged into phone hacking scandal
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LONDON (AP) — One British newspaper has already been felled by the escalating scandal over the interception of public figures' voicemails. Now storm clouds are gathering over the Trinity Mirror group, the publisher of Britain's left-leaning Mirror tabloid, amid allegations that phone hacking
Crash raises doubts about China's fast rail plans
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EIJING (AP) — Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored by a bullet train wreck that killed at least 38 people. One train rammed into the back of another that had stalled after being hit by lightning Saturday in China's deadliest
Astronauts load storage bin on last space shuttle
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — NASA's orbiting astronauts detached a huge storage bin full of trash from the International Space Station on Monday and loaded it aboard Atlantis for the last shuttle ride back to Earth. The astronauts used a hefty robotic arm to move the bus-size canister,
Nokia abandons Japan market
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TOKYO (AP) — Nokia Corp., battered by the popularity of smartphones, is abandoning the Japanese market, after a brief foray with luxury cell phones costing as much as 20 million yen ($250,000). The Finnish handset maker is closing by the end of July its last store selling high-end Vertu cell
Samsung says 2nd-quarter operating profit fell
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics' profitability slumped in the second quarter as strong performance in fast-growing smartphones could not overcome weakness in liquid crystal displays. Operating profit for the three months that ended June 30 will fall to between 3.5 trillion won
Facebook launches video calls, group chat features
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NEW YORK (AP) — Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook said Wednesday that its 750 million users will now be able to make video calls on the site. The feature will be powered by the Internet phone service Skype. Facebook also redesigned its chat
Fox News political Twitter account appears hacked
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' political Twitter account appears to have been hacked. Tweets coming from the Fox News Politics account early Monday have been reporting the death of President Barack Obama. A series of six tweets say that Obama was assassinated in Iowa and the shooter is
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