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In this photo released by NASA, a replica Orion Spacecraft is dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft at 35,000 feet in altitude to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the failure of the third and still sufficiently slowed the spacecraft for a landing. It was the fifth of eight tests to qualify Orion's parachute system for flights with astronauts beginning with Exploration Mission-2. (U.S. Army/NASA via AP)
NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutesNASA says it successfully tested the Orion spacecraft's parachutes by dropping a replica spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft over a desert test site in southwestern Arizona
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017, file photo, Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger attends a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at Alice Tully Hall, in New York. Disney’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it’s buying most of movie goliath Fox for $52.4 billion in stock brings these once disparate franchises together. The combined company will account for more than a third of theatrical revenues in the U.S. and Canada. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvanaDisney $52 billion purchase of Fox seals rift in Marvel, 'Star Wars' universes but it will be unavoidable online and in theaters
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light on both sides of the issue a blog post Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel badIt's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Italy says Amazon will pay $118 million to end tax disputeItalian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015
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Another Potential Victim of Net Neutrality Nix: Free Online PornMany individuals and groups are displeased with the FCC's ruling Thursday to nix "net neutrality" rules, which kept ISPs from giving preference to or throttling some online content. But one demographic in particular is particularly hot and bothered, per the Independent Journal Review : consumers of internet porn. The site notes...
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German government says it backs 'open and free internet'The German government says it backs an "open and free internet" following the U.S. decision to repeal net neutrality rules
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A computer with an automatic facial recognition system shows German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, center right, as he visits the Suedkreuz train station in Berlin, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. At the train station, German authorities test automatic facial recognition technologies. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, pool)
Germany extends facial recognition test at rail stationGermany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Shamo, 27, who was arrested at his home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Shamo, a Utah man charged with running a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring out of a suburban Salt Lake City basement pleaded not guilty Thursday, June 29, 2017. Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring in Utah are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to some $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah cites the digital currency's volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when 27-year-old Aaron Shamo was arrested a year ago.For federal prosecutors in Utah, sales of seized assets like cars are routine, but bitcoin is new territory, spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. . (Weber Sounty Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoinFederal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest
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People Are Calling Uber Instead of Ambulances, Study FindsPeople are increasingly taking Uber instead of ambulances to get to the hospital, new research suggests. For a (non-peer-reviewed) research paper released Wednesday, economics professor David Slusky and Dr. Leon Moskatel looked at ambulance usage in 766 US cities upon the arrival of Uber from 2013 to 2015. Slusky tells...
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O'Rielly answers a question from the media after an FCC meeting to vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuitsThe Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting where they will vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, a security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, in New York. Disney announced Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with NetflixDisney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining film and television studios and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies
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This illustration made available by NASA shows a comparison of the planets in the solar system and those orbiting the star Kepler-90. An eighth planet, Kepler-90i, has been found in the faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. This is the only eight-planet solar system found like ours _ so far. (Wendy Stenzel/NASA, Ames Research Center via AP)
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching oursAn 8th planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching ours in numbers
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Left, Right, and Tech Come Out Against Net Neutrality VoteThat didn't take long. Within minutes of the FCC voting 3-2 to kill Obama-era net neutrality rules, New York Attorney General Eric Schnedierman had announced plans to file a multi-state lawsuit over the decision, which he claims is illegal, Quartz reports. And he wasn't alone. Washington state Attorney General Bob...
Newser1 day ago
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting where they will vote on net neutrality, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuitsThe Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
The Associated Press1 day ago
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