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No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him. That roar ...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informs the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war. The ...

In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo provided by Dartmouth College, Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, poses on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create “human-quality” short stories, sonnets and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry and music selections. Rockmore, a mathematics and computer science professor, spun off the idea for the contests from his experience riding a stationary bike. He started thinking about how the music being played during his spin class helped him pedal at the right the pace, and he was surprised when the instructor told him he selected the songs without the help of computer software. (Dartmouth College via AP)

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create "human-quality" short stories, sonnets and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry and ...

The International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general, Yukiya Amano, is seated during his meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The head of the U.N. atomic agency, Amano, visited Tehran to discuss remaining outstanding issues over Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Written by ...

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure. ...

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law

Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request. The Russian State Duma voted overwhelmingly for the controversial law that critics say could be used to block information critical of the government ...

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The unusual concession comes after the stakes mounted this week in Uber's standoff with France: Two senior European managers for San Francisco-based company were detained Monday ...

In this photo taken Feb. 26, 2015, Monty Holmes gestures outside of his family-owned trophy shop, next door to another high-rise starting up, one of the few remaining enterprises from South Lake Union’s days as a blue-collar neighborhood in Seattle. Notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, Seattle is booming once again. But the boom has also brought handwringing, as residents fret over whether Seattle has become a traffic-snarled city for the rich, overly dependent on the company behind it all: Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings, hotels and apartment towers blot out views of the mountains and the Space Needle. Food trucks dot the streets ...

Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker

Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere. James has agreed to stay with Intel until January to oversee the transition of her responsibilities and will be paid ...

FILE - In this photo Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, customers enter a Sprint store in Saugus, Mass. Sprint is introducing an "all-in" pricing plan, meaning a single, $80-a-month price that includes both a smartphone and a service plan for voice, text and unlimited data. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

In Tech: Lifetime video service, Sprint's new price plans

Fans of Lifetime's melodramatic movies can now see them for $4 a month — without subscribing to cable. Lifetime's online video service is the latest move by an entertainment company to bypass the traditional cable bundle, which easily tops $70 a month. For example, HBO has made its shows and ...

Automotive consultant Byron Bloch holds up Ford Pinto and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV models during a hearing at the Transportation Department in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, to determine whether automaker Fiat Chrysler has failed to remedy safety defects and issue required notices in 22 recalls. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions

Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday. But Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wouldn't say what action the agency will take until after ...

Flanked by her nephew Nelson Suarez, left, and friend Ana Maria Beltran, Laura Martinez communicates with her son in Canada using the first public Wi-Fi hotspot in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of the capital's cultural and social life. Its the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the internet revolution has largely passed by. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue

Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by. Authorities have been installing the ...

FILE - This Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo shows a Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. According to new rules announced on Friday, June 19, 2015, Google plans to censor unauthorized nude photos from its Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at cracking down on a practice known as "revenge porn." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'

Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity. The blunder surfaced in a smartphone screen shot posted online Sunday by a New York man on ...

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End of fun: Bubble wrap will no longer ‘pop’

Bubble Wrap's feature known for hours of fun and stress relief is going away. The original seller, Sealed Air Corp. is introducing a new version of the product that will provide the same protection but won't make the satisfying "pop" that many love. The new version is called iBubble Wrap ...

US regulator says Fiat Chrysler recall woes are widespread

A top U.S. auto safety regulator accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to provide timely and accurate recall information to her agency and said that customers also have problems getting accurate information. Jennifer Timian, acting director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's defect investigation office, made the remarks Thursday to ...

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'Maria' is leaving 'Sesame Street'

After 44 years on PBS's children TV show "Sesame Street," Sonia Manzano who plays "Maria" has announced her retirement. The Puerto Rican actress announced at a conference in San Francisco that she would be leaving the show. Manzano has been responding to fans on Twitter on her departure. https://twitter.com/amlibraries/status/615598035867844608 https://twitter.com/SoniaMManzano/status/616124446521208832 https://twitter.com/SoniaMManzano/status/616274008300896256 https://twitter.com/SoniaMManzano/status/616272712231587841 ...

Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation. ...

Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in game

A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game. Niantic Labs says players of 'Ingress' can propose historic location and monuments for inclusion in the game, in which two factions use smartphones to battle for control of these sites. The German weekly Die ...

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight ...

Hewlett-Packard moves forward with plan to split in 2

Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers and printers. HP said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that the new company called Hewlett Packard Enterprise will include ...

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