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  • Estimated 18.6 million viewers watch Olympics on Monday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: RATINGS: An estimated 18.6 million viewers watched the Olympics in prime time Monday on either NBC, the cable network NBCSN or streaming services. That’s down 21 percent from the 23.5 million viewers who saw the Olympics on the corresponding Monday night in Sochi […]
  • Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia

    ROME (AP) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on popular Italian platforms. Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Tuesday released Italy’s annual security report, which aside from highlighting the threat of […]
  • Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift. The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm only scratches the surface of the St. Petersburg agency that allegedly produced online content to sway the 2016 […]
  • Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are asking the credit-monitoring company Equifax Inc. to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years. Equifax has offered up to one year of complementary protections after a massive data breach last year compromised personal information for about 145 million Americans. The Democratic members of […]
  • Qualcomm raises bid for NXP to about $43.22B

    Qualcomm is raising its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors by nearly 16 percent to about $43.22 billion, citing in part NXP’s strong results since the companies first announced their merger in October 2016. The move announced Tuesday comes as Qualcomm itself is in the crosshairs of Broadcom Ltd., which earlier this month raised its own […]
  • Scientists: New lobster fishing technology could save whales

    FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are urging New England lobstermen to begin using new technology to help prevent the deaths of rare right whales. The Boston Globe reports scientists from the institution recently met with fishermen to push for the use of traps that can be brought to the […]
  • Venezuela’s digital coin makes debut

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela on Tuesday was set to become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy. Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela’s crude oil reserves, the largest in the world, though it hasn’t released […]
  • Connecticut’s Edible Arrangements sues Google over rival ads

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut-based fruit bouquet company Edible Arrangements has filed a federal lawsuit against Google, claiming its business is being hurt by rival ads that appear when people use the search engine. The Hour reports Edible Arrangements claims in its lawsuit filed in early February that Google’s placement of rival ads can […]
  • Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has successfully tested the country’s advanced missile defense system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere. The Defense Ministry says Monday’s successful mission test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is “a major milestone” in Israel’s ability to defend itself “against current and future threats in the region.” […]
  • Only On AP: Puck, player tracking being tested at Olympics

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Finland players looked at the numbers and laughed. They couldn’t believe captain Lasse Kukkonen only had five sprints in a game and Petri Kontiola had a whopping 46. Even better: They don’t even know what qualifies as a sprint. “We were looking at the stats and average speeds and making […]