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  • Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world’s largest defense companies. The new company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., will have annual sales of around $16 billion this year. That would make it the sixth-largest U.S. defense contractor and one of the top 10 globally. […]
  • Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

    Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They’ll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy. The charts […]
  • How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

    NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is “yes.” On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than originally estimated — […]
  • The Latest: Candidate reconsiders ‘stomp’ your face video

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee saying he’ll stomp on the face of the state’s Democratic governor (all times local): 6 p.m. Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee is taking down a video posted online in which he advises Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to put on a catcher’s mask because he’s going […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rebound and finish with solid gains after big losses the past few days, but the S&P 500 still finishes with its worst week in six months. An extended period of calm on the market has ended as […]
  • Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel. According to a U.S. official familiar with the matter, the breach could have affected as many as 30,000 workers, but that […]
  • Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago. Twenty-nine million accounts had some form of […]
  • Senate backs plan for new tribal village in Washington state

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has backed a plan to build a tribal village along the Columbia River in Washington state for families who were not compensated for the loss of their homes when dams were constructed. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that directs the U.S. […]
  • The Latest: Facebook isn’t ruling out smaller-scale breaches

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook security breach (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Facebook says it has gotten a handle on a security breach affecting nearly 30 million accounts, but it hasn’t ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale efforts to exploit the same vulnerability. Facebook is offering a website for people to check […]
  • Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym. But is it even possible to delete your zombie online footprints — […]