EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe
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EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technologygiant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that “Google’s behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services … Continue reading

Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya
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Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with French, British, Italian and German leaders in Hannover next week for discussions expected to touch on Syria, Libya, the Islamic State group and migration, European officials said Wednesday. Obama, French leader Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and Italy’s Matteo Renzi will attend … Continue reading

Earnhardt Jr. says donating brain to science a ‘no-brainer’
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Earnhardt Jr. says donating brain to science a ‘no-brainer’

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is calling his decision to donate his brain to science a “no-brainer.” NASCAR’s most popular driver tweeted his intention earlier this week. He said Friday he plans to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The group works with Boston University on research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, … Continue reading

North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites
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North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was posted this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving … Continue reading

Companies reconsidering North Carolina over LGBT rights
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Companies reconsidering North Carolina over LGBT rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory met with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him to repeal the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities … Continue reading

Egyptians get more scans of secret rooms behind Tut’s tomb
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Egyptians get more scans of secret rooms behind Tut’s tomb

VALLEY OF THE KINGS, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s archaeologists announced Friday they completed more extensive scanning of the two recently discovered hidden chambers behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings as part of a quest that some hope could ultimately lead to finding Queen Nefertiti’s remains. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani told reporters … Continue reading