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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified “signs of distress” at Mosul dam, indicating that it is at “significantly higher risk of failure” than previously understood. The internal assessment,…

  • 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…

  • Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. The object slammed into the…

  • Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations

    In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a “grave, provocative act” if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of “searing consequences” if the launch…

  • 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…

  • Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where…

  • Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence. She told The…

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too…

  • Apollo Education to go private in $1.1 billion deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group. Shares jumped 24 percent Monday. The announcement comes about…

  • TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching,…

  • Twitter and Facebook are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Twitter Inc. (TWTR), down 82 cents to $14.90 The social media company’s stock continued…

  • Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations. The…