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Rupert Murdoch suffered back injury during sailing accident

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch hurt his back in a recent sailing accident, according to a note provided to The Associated Press.The 86-year-old sent a note last week to senior colleagues at his companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp., saying he will...

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Florida driver died because of faulty air bag, report says

A Florida woman died because a faulty air bag ruptured and fired shrapnel into her head during a crash she should have survived, a report released Wednesday by the state's Highway Patrol said.Nichol Barker, 34, of Holiday, Florida, was struck by metal...

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Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones.The test was conducted over several hours...

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Fed survey finds solid growth and rising wages

The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that the economy was growing at a moderate pace at the start of the year, with the majority of business contacts optimistic about prospects for 2018.In its latest survey of business conditions nationwide, the...

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Lawsuit filed against AMD over security flaws 

A law firm has filed suit against Advanced Micro Devices after researchers found security flaws affecting products by AMD and other computer chipmakers.  The complaint, which seeks class action status, was filed by the Rosen Law Firm and in U.S....

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Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that he is launching a review of all the federal consumer watchdog agency's policies and priorities.It's the second major step taken this week by Mick Mulvaney...

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Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal

Yahoo users will be able to stream eight basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA.Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL...

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Schools, groups plan for ways to help young immigrants

Amid uncertainty over protections for young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, a scholarship group that recently collected its biggest donation yet from Amazon chief Jeff Bezos said it is exploring ways to help students if they are deported...

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Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers.The Senate's commerce, science and...

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Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers.The Senate's commerce, science and...

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