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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter says it is rolling out a 280-character limit to nearly everyone, ending the iconic 140-character restriction. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. That’s because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 08, 2017 - 9:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — German bureaucrats — notorious for their ability to create lengthy tongue twisters consisting of one single word — are celebrating the doubling of Twitter's character limit. Twitter announced Tuesday it's increasing the limit for almost all users of the messaging service from 140 to...
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November 08, 2017 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The digital theater streaming network BroadwayHD is growing bigger than its name. It will soon be the first to stream hits from London's West End. BroadwayHD will start offering current and recent offerings with "Wind in the Willows" from the London Palladium on Nov. 23, an...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 2, 2017, file photo, a banner for Snap Inc. hangs from the front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Chinese internet company Tencent buys a 10 percent stake in Snap, announced Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 08, 2017 - 7:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chinese internet company Tencent is buying a 10 percent stake in Snap, further expanding its ownership in large U.S. technology companies. Tencent runs the WeChat messaging app, as well as online payment platforms and games. Earlier this year, it bought a 5 percent stake in...
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November 08, 2017 - 12:14 am
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators say operators of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant along Lake Ontario are trying to figure out why several fuel rods are leaking radiation. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan tells the Syracuse Post-Standard that Exelon Corporation powered...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Waymo is testing vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The testing started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz. It’s a major step toward vehicles driving themselves without human backups on public roads. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 07, 2017 - 6:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The move by Waymo started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix...
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November 07, 2017 - 1:04 pm
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Hackers temporarily redirected people looking for hundreds of local school webpages across the U.S. to a video in support of the Islamic State group. The FBI is trying to determine who was behind the hack, which hijacked school websites in Tucson, Arizona; Newtown,...
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November 07, 2017 - 7:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to cooperate in exploring possible uses in the auto industry for quantum computers. Quantum computing, a technology that's still in its early phases, uses the quirks of quantum physics to perform calculations at far higher...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:43 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say they will block access to the popular WhatsApp instant messaging app if it doesn't remove sexually explicit content. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said Tuesday on its website that it has already asked internet...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:22 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say they will block access to the popular WhatsApp instant messaging app if it doesn't remove sexually explicit content. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said Tuesday on its website that it has already asked internet...
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In this photo taken Oct. 5, 2017, Delmi Ruiz, bottom, sits inside and RV where here family lives and sleeps under her daughter Delmi, 4, top, in Mountain View, Calif. The Ruiz Hernandez family was left homeless after the landlord in the apartment they rented hiked their rent beyond what they could afford. The booming economy along the West Coast has led to an historic shortage of affordable housing and has upended the stereotypical view of people out on the streets. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 07, 2017 - 12:07 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The booming economy along America's West Coast has led to a historic shortage of affordable housing and has upended the stereotypical view of people out on the streets. Reporting by The Associated Press finds that many of them are employed, working as retail clerks,...
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