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Safety, technology upgraded in 2016 Ford Focus hatchback
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Ford's jack-of-all-trades Focus hatchback has been upgraded for 2016 with a racy RS model, new safety features and a more responsive voice-recognition system for making phone calls and sending texts. The 2016 Focus RS is the top model now and has all-wheel drive and a turbocharged,
Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. As a National Security
French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations
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PARIS (AP) — French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other Silicon Valley firms
Apple CEO Cook, Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New Delhi
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out his company's plans for the vast Indian market in a meeting Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in turn sought Apple's support for his "Digital India" initiative focusing on e-education, health and increasing farmers' incomes. Modi and
Computers and warrants: Some senators oppose Justice plan
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy for the government to hack into computers during investigations. The proposal would change a rule of federal criminal procedure that
Apple's stores getting new look as other retailers struggle
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that's not for sale — a new look for its stores. The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new two-story location in San Francisco. Apple provided a glimpse of its revised
China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen
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SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen. Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China's manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future
France deploying anti-drone technology to protect Euro 2016
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PARIS (AP) — The security chief for the European Championship tells The Associated Press that France will deploy anti-drone technology that will interfere with and take control of any flying machines that violate no-fly zones over stadiums. Ziad Khoury says no-fly zones will be declared over
Facebook CEO to meet with Glenn Beck, other conservatives
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NEW YORK (AP) — Radio host Glenn Beck and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks are some of the conservative leaders Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with this week. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, follows a report that Facebook employed bias in the way it
Why Apple plunked $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple new $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is as much about currying favor with regulators as directly expanding its own business, analysts said. Apple might need the help; it faces slowing iPhone sales and tougher restrictions on its
Google wants new emojis to represent professional women
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form. In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set "with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and
Facebook tells Thai users their data not given to government
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BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook is seeking to reassure Thai users that it safeguards their private data, after a series of arrests raised concerns the social network had failed to protect personal information from Thailand's military government. A statement from Facebook's Asia-Pacific spokeswoman,
Facebook's No. 2 exec pays tribute to single mothers
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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook's No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg says she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent until her husband died a year ago. In a touching Mother's Day weekend post on Facebook, Sandberg says the odds are stacked against single moms. Many live in
Marchionne: Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years
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WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years. "I don't find it that unsettling," Marchionne said Friday. "I see this as having tremendous use in
For virtual reality makers, a new version of an old struggle
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to virtual reality, how exclusive is exclusive? After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive
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