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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The Senate has passed a bill that cracks down on robocalls, a persistent and costly problem for Americans. The bill has already passed the House and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 19, 2019 - 9:45 am
The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that cracks down on robocalls, a persistent and costly problem for Americans, and is sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill is one of several measures that federal and state government and the telecom industry are taking to protect...
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In this Dec. 18, 2019, photo, Toyota Motor Corp.'s human-shaped T-HR3 robot, right, is remotely controlled by its staff member, left, during a demonstration in Tokyo. Toyota's upgraded version of the human-shaped T-HR3 now has faster and smoother finger movements because the wearable remote-control device has become lighter and easier to use. The person wearing a headset and wiring made the robot move in exactly the same way he was moving, waving or making dance-like movements, as sensors sent computerized signals to the robot of what they detected as human movements. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
December 19, 2019 - 4:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled an upgraded version of its human-shaped T-HR3 robot. The robot, which is controlled remotely by a person wearing a headset and wiring on his or her arms and hands, now has faster and smoother finger movements because the controlling device is lighter and...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. Airbnb’s Chief Operating Officer Belinda Johnson is stepping down from her post in order to achieve a better work-life balance. Johnson will join the San Francisco-based company’s board. CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement Friday, Nov. 22, 2018 that Johnson was the first executive he hired for Airbnb. She’s worked for the business since 2011.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 19, 2019 - 3:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Airbnb scored a big win in its long-standing fight with French hoteliers as the European Union's highest court rejected Thursday an argument that Airbnb should be subject to the strict rules that govern French estate agents. The case was submitted by a French court after a major...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Britain's competition watchdog signalled on Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019, its willingness to push for stricter rules to counter Google and Facebook 's dominance of online advertising. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 19, 2019 - 2:49 am
LONDON (AP) — An advisor to the European Union’s top court on Thursday sided with an Austrian privacy campaigner waging a long-running legal battle against Facebook over its personal data transfers to the U.S. The European Court of Justice’s advocate general backed Max Schrems’ argument in a case...
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Passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Phoenix. The Phoenix City Council is set to vote on raising fees charged to ride-hailing companies at the airport. If approved Wednesday afternoon, the proposal will increase the current fee from $2.66 per pickup. That would jump to $4 starting Jan. 1 and be applied to drop-offs as well. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
December 18, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council agreed Wednesday to raise fees charged to ride-hailing companies at the airport, even as Uber and Lyft threatened to stop curbside operations over the increase. “Phoenix is a global city,” said Mayor Kate Gallego, who backed the measure. “We want to invest in...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, people make their way into the building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A federal commission said Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, that Uber Technologies, Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund for employees who experienced sexual harassment while at the San Francisco ride-hailing company. The settlement ends an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched in 2017 after a former Uber engineer detailed the harassment she experienced in a widely shared blog post. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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December 18, 2019 - 4:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund to settle a federal investigation into allegations that the San Francisco company allowed a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. The agreement ends...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks to his chair before talking to reporters about his proposed supplemental state budget, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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December 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he wants to spend more than $300 million from the state’s emergency budget reserve to add 2,100 shelter beds and provide other help to combat homelessness. In unveiling his supplemental spending plan in Olympia, Washington for the state’s...
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December 17, 2019 - 1:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. plans to further expand its North Carolina workforce with 500 new jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area announced on Tuesday, less than two months after the software and cloud-computing giant unveiled additional positions for Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper and Microsoft...
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December 17, 2019 - 1:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fifth former Google worker has filed a complaint with federal regulators accusing the company of improperly firing employees for labor organizing activity. Kathryn Spiers, a security engineer, said Google fired her after she created a pop-up notification for employees to...
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In this photo released on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2019 by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Cheops satellite, installed on the flight adapter ring is being placed on the Soyuz Fregat launch vehicle. European space officials on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 postponed the launch of a three-year mission to study planets in other solar systems shortly before it was due to blast off. (M. Pedoussaut/ESA via AP)
December 17, 2019 - 9:53 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — European space officials on Tuesday postponed the launch of a three-year mission to study planets in other solar systems shortly before it was due to blast off. The European Space Agency announced that the launch from Kourou, French Guiana, of the Characterising...
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