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The latest 'Wealth of Westeros' is out. How good training and mad skills can conquer a lot, even death. http://apne.ws/S...
04/29/2019
Game of Thrones: Arya's got skillz

The latest 'Wealth of Westeros' is out. How good training and mad skills can conquer a lot, even death. http://apne.ws/SPvC7a4 #GameofThrones #Arya

WASHINGTON (AP) — What does it take to kill the Night King? Definitely not a pair of fire-exhaling dragons. The Night King turns out to be flame retardant. Nor does the ability to loop...

'It was like an annoying dog that you don’t really like because it’s your husband’s dog. But then you realize you ...
04/26/2019
Be wary of robot emotions; 'simulated love is never love'

'It was like an annoying dog that you don’t really like because it’s your husband’s dog. But then you realize you actually loved it all along.' Humans are getting attached to increasingly life-like robots, and some researchers worry that designers are underestimating the dangers. http://apne.ws/twKtVjv

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a robot "dies," does it make you sad? For lots of people, the answer is "yes" — and that tells us something important, and potentially worrisome, about our emotional...

'I had money and I couldn't pay.' As more stores stop accepting cash, activists say the practice discriminates against p...
04/15/2019
As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

'I had money and I couldn't pay.' As more stores stop accepting cash, activists say the practice discriminates against people who lack bank accounts or rely on cash for many transactions. http://apne.ws/VyA25ye

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing...

Social media companies are trying to quarantine bogus claims about the harm of vaccinating children. It's not going well...
04/05/2019
Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

Social media companies are trying to quarantine bogus claims about the harm of vaccinating children. It's not going well. Read @AP @BarbaraOrtutay http://apne.ws/kMWzmlX

NEW YORK (AP) — Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at...

The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership...
03/19/2019
Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership cards by hand. Welcome to the last remaining Blockbuster Video store. http://apne.ws/K1W2E5k

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager...

03/07/2019

VIDEO: Someone bought this one-off Bugatti luxury sports car for $18.9 million. Experts say it's the most expensive new car ever sold. Can't afford that? Here are five other (slightly) less pricey cars that turned heads at the Geneva auto show: http://apne.ws/t7XfAUG

“I could not have showed up at work a week later, or two weeks later, knowing that my wife literally could not get her...
02/21/2019
Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

“I could not have showed up at work a week later, or two weeks later, knowing that my wife literally could not get herself out of bed with a 2-week-old at home. They would have had to fire me.” Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks off work when Serena Williams had their daughter Olympia. Now he's pushing to make paid paternity leave the new normal in America. http://apne.ws/fjMAVCW

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams. The...

"I feel like I have reached a stage of grief of acceptance." Andy Kraft and Amy Elias usually get a small tax refund. Th...
02/19/2019
I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

"I feel like I have reached a stage of grief of acceptance." Andy Kraft and Amy Elias usually get a small tax refund. This year, they owe more than $10,000. And they're not alone: The new federal tax law has meant surprises and confusion for some taxpayers. http://apne.ws/MyWXnjf

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The...

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo... You know you can't stop. How #BabyShark is permeating our lives, including Christ...
12/13/2018
Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo... You know you can't stop. How #BabyShark is permeating our lives, including Christmas toys.
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NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation. Doo doo doo doo doo doo. The late-night TV host, carpool karaoke king and father of three young children was referring specifically, and wryly, to "Baby Shark," now the bloodthirst...

If you're hosting a holiday party for your staff, it might be smart to skip the booze (or at least try to keep it to a m...
11/19/2018

If you're hosting a holiday party for your staff, it might be smart to skip the booze (or at least try to keep it to a minimum). An owner can be held liable for any bad behavior by employees. We offer tips in this week's #StrictlySmallBusiness newsletter: http://apne.ws/g7U0ZCW.

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10/29/2018

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Sears files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection due to massive debt load and staggering losses. @ADInnocenzio reports http:...
10/15/2018
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection due to massive debt load and staggering losses. @ADInnocenzio reports http://apne.ws/QD0sPAR

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of busin...

Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan ar...
10/03/2018
Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan areas while conserving water and sidestepping the high costs of human labor.


SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit

10/01/2018

VIDEO: Instant gratification? New apps promise goods delivered to your door within hours. Our retail reporter Anne D'Innocenzio tests them out. You’ll be amazed why one failed. Read more here: http://apne.ws/5IM2n5F

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09/25/2018

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GREAT JOB OPENING: The AP is hiring a reporter to cover technology from San Francisco or Washington. Apply here: http://...
09/24/2018

GREAT JOB OPENING: The AP is hiring a reporter to cover technology from San Francisco or Washington. Apply here: http://apne.ws/oRUo1iv

Another Monday stuck in the office? Already dreaming of your next vacation? Subscribe to AP’s travel podcast for some ...
09/10/2018

Another Monday stuck in the office? Already dreaming of your next vacation? Subscribe to AP’s travel podcast for some inspiration and tips: http://apne.ws/uEzKsNy

A kid-friendly version of Alexa skirts questions on pot, Stormy Daniels and whether Santa Claus is real. How are babies ...
08/22/2018
Is Santa real? A version of Alexa skirts some kid questions

A kid-friendly version of Alexa skirts questions on pot, Stormy Daniels and whether Santa Claus is real. How are babies made? "Better question for a grown-up."


NEW YORK (AP) — A version of Alexa won't tell kids where babies come from or spill the beans about Santa. It also won't explain some things kids might have heard on the news ̵

Cage-free animal crackers? New boxes show animals roaming free rather than behind bars after pressure from PETA.
08/21/2018
Animal crackers break out of their cages

Cage-free animal crackers? New boxes show animals roaming free rather than behind bars after pressure from PETA.


After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.
Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the p

This year, college football powerhouse Clemson University is ending its tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons into the ...
08/15/2018
A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

This year, college football powerhouse Clemson University is ending its tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons into the air before games, a move that’s part of its sustainability efforts.


NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?
The joyous celebration of releasing balloons int

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Google says that you can turn off its location tracking services on your phone at any time. An AP investigation has found that isn't true.

Here's what you need to know about finding and deleting where Google knows you've been: http://apne.ws/3VtaUIj

Still two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame seed bun. In the past 50 years,...
07/30/2018
50 years on, McDonald's isn't messing with its Big Mac

Still two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame seed bun. In the past 50 years, fast food has evolved, but the Big Mac hasn't changed.


NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it's not messing with the makings of its most famous burger.
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Twitter has a separate set of rules for world leaders. Learn more:
07/23/2018
No, Twitter will not ban Trump, here's why

Twitter has a separate set of rules for world leaders. Learn more:

NEW YORK (AP) — Calls to ban Donald Trump from Twitter are at least as old as his presidency. But it's not going to happen, at least not while he's in office. The la

Ah, Saturdays... a chance to sleep in, relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy AP’s expertly curated small business newsl...
07/19/2018

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07/19/2018
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07/11/2018

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While the straws account for a small percentage of the pollution that ends up in the ocean, they've become a flashpoint ...
07/09/2018
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

While the straws account for a small percentage of the pollution that ends up in the ocean, they've become a flashpoint because they're seen as an easy way to reduce waste.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage compa

“Don’t confuse creating a postcard with simplifying a tax filing, it’s not the same thing at all."http://apne.ws/c...
06/26/2018
The IRS shrinks the tax form, but not the workload

“Don’t confuse creating a postcard with simplifying a tax filing, it’s not the same thing at all."

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The Trump administration may deliver on its promise to reduce a commonly used tax form to postcard size, but it does not shrink the workload for many Americans filling out their taxes.

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