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  • Key developments following North Korea’s rocket launch

    North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday’s launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says…

  • Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Wednesday that it will impose new sanctions on North Korea to protest a rocket launch seen as a test of missile technology. The sanctions will include expanded restrictions on travel…

  • Japan Internet company SoftBank’s profit suffers over Sprint

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint. SoftBank Group Corp. reported Wednesday…

  • S. Korea to halt work at joint industrial park with N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday that it would suspend operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North’s recent rocket launch, the first time in the…

  • Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang’s satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making…

  • The Space Place: Meteorites, Twitter hype and more

    There are news stories about the alleged death of a man due to a meteorite, the end of the world, and worldwide preparations for Asteroid Day this summer.

  • NBA to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passer

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline. The league sent a memo to teams and referees Tuesday clarifying that intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball…

  • Agencies contend Facebook is breaching French privacy laws

    PARIS (AP) — Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users, as well as non-users who are browsing the Internet.…

  • In Tech: Google ads, Verizon video, domain leadership

    Google is helping to promote the fight against extremism through its own digital advertising network. Anti-extremist ads partially financed by Google recently began appearing in the U.K. as part of a program that helps nonprofit…

  • With restraint, YouTube rolls out original programming

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller…

  • US Army study: Iraq’s Mosul dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending Feb. 7, 2016: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Face Swap Live – Switch faces with friends & photos in live video, Laan Labs 2. KIMOJI, Whalerock Digital…

  • Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of…

  • Account switching now available on Instagram

    (NEW YORK) – Instagram has officially created a quick and easy way to switch between multiple accounts. Starting this week, users can go to their profile settings to add another account.  Once the additional account…

  • UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

    LONDON (AP) — British government plans to strengthen spies’ powers to snoop on the Internet are muddled and don’t do enough to protect privacy, lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing the country’s intelligence agencies said Tuesday. Parliament’s…