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A fishing boat is left partial submerged after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey has been further downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it churns slowly inland from the Texas Gulf Coast, already depositing more than 9 inches of rain in South Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 26, 2017 - 11:13 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The Coast Guard has sent two helicopters to try to rescue the crews of three tugboats in distress near the Lydia Ann Channel near Port Aransas, Texas. The Coast Guard at Corpus Christi says it received a...
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A fishing boat is left partial submerged after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey has been further downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it churns slowly inland from the Texas Gulf Coast, already depositing more than 9 inches of rain in South Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 26, 2017 - 10:47 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Hurricane Harvey has knocked out power to nearly 300,000 customers along the Texas coast and has dumped nearly 20 inches (half a meter) of rain in some places. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which...
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This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo shows a Verizon wireless sign in Miami. Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 22, 2017 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo shows a Verizon wireless sign in Miami. Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 22, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a white-nationalist rally. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 18, 2017 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's store, though it remains accessible on the web. The banishments come...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Jen Vargas shows the data of a recent robocall on her home phone in Orlando, Fla. Vargas has an app for her cellphone that helps locate and block fraudulent calls, although she doesn't know what to do on the home phone other than ignore those calls. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 02, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time. His Sports City Pizza Pub in Buffalo, New York, depends on customers calling to order wings, pizza and potato skins. But much of the time, it's an automated message pushing a scam . "It's getting to the point where...
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People pass by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following Dow industrial’s record-high finish as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
August 02, 2017 - 12:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following Dow industrial's record-high finish, as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. Apple's surprise earnings report pushed up share prices of its Asian suppliers. KEEPING...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charter, one of the largest cable companies in the U.S., says it's not interested in buying wireless carrier Sprint. Sprint, the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., is unprofitable and has a lot of debt. According to published reports , Sprint had proposed an acquisition by Charter...
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ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. MDT. AND THEREAFTER In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their eclipse shades to look at the sun as they pose for a portrait at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. The district bought 11,000 pairs of solar glasses, enough for every student and staff member to view the solar eclipse Aug. 21, from Twin Falls. (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP)
July 30, 2017 - 10:19 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse, when passage of the moon completely blocks out the...
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In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017 photo, a visitor experiences Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 smartphones at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics on Thursday, July 27, said its second-quarter profit surged 85 percent to record high thanks to memory chips. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 27, 2017 - 4:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No leader and scorched Note 7 smartphones? No problem. After a tumultuous year of surreal corruption scandals involving exotic horses and the jailed billionaire scion and one of the most embarrassing recalls in the consumer electronics history, Samsung stunned investors...
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