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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, specialist Michael Cacace, foreground right, works at the post that handles Gannett on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. GateHouse Media closed on its takeover of Gannett Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far at a time when print publications are in precipitous decline. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US newspaper chainGateHouse has closed its $1.1 billion takeover of Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far as the industry tries to deal with print’s decline
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, a crew works on seepage of 800,000 gallons of oil and brine water oil from an abandoned well in Chevron Corp's Cymric oilfield in McKittrick, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has temporarily banned new oil wells in California if they use an extraction method that is linked to an ongoing oil spill in Kern County. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources announced it will not approve new oil wells that use high-pressure steam to soften the thick crude underground so it can flow more easily. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
California puts brakes on fracking permits in oil crackdownCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is cracking down on oil producers by halting the approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them
The Associated Press14 hours ago
New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference at her office in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker, San Francisco based JUUL Labs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker JuulNew York has joined the ranks of states suing Juul, the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker
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Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers (5) kicks the winning field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Seattle won 27-24. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’CBS won television’s weekly Nielsen crown, despite not having a prime-time football game, primarily because games on rival NBC and Fox had relatively lackluster showings
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Ernie Field pushes the doorbell on his Ring doorbell camera at his home in Wolcott, Conn. Amazon says it has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras. The company said in a letter released Tuesday, Nov. 19 by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature” of its home security cameras. The Massachusetts Democrat wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in September raising privacy and civil liberty concerns about Ring’s video-sharing partnerships with hundreds of police departments around the country.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Amazon says it’s considered face scanning in Ring doorbellsAmazon says it has contemplated adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, an unidentified man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft is in a fierce popularity contest with upstart work messaging service Slack. Microsoft announced Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, that its own workplace collaboration service Teams now has more than 20 million daily active users. That’s 8 million more than what Slack boasted of having last month. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
Microsoft competes for popularity with upstart SlackMicrosoft is in a fierce popularity contest with upstart work messaging service Slack
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE- This file image made from video March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an exterior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Uber had an ineffective safety culture when one of its autonomous test vehicles ran down and killed a pedestrian last year in Tempe, Arizona. Robert Sumwalt said at a hearing Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, on the March 2018 crash that Uber didn’t continually monitor its operations and it had de-activated its Volvo SUV’s automatic emergency braking system. Uber’s own system also didn’t have the ability to brake automatically, relying on a human backup driver to do the braking.   (Tempe Police Department via AP, File)
Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crashThe National Transportation Safety Board condemned a lack of state and federal regulation of autonomous vehicle testing before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a 2018 crash in Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service StadiaGoogle’s game-streaming service Stadia launches
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 file photo, a Disney logo forms part of a menu for the Disney Plus movie and entertainment streaming service on a computer screen in Walpole, Mass. Disney Plus says it doesn’t have a security breach, but some users of the new streaming service have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites Disney Plus says it doesn’t have a security breach, but some users of the new streaming service have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19  in Washington to consider the cause of a deadly engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight last year. The incident killed a passenger who was blown partly out of the plane when a piece of the engine shattered the window next to her. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737sFederal safety board says Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some jet engines to prevent accidents like one that killed a passenger last year
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, passengers board a London-bound EasyJet flight at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, Netherlands. European budget airline easyJet said Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019, that it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting carbon emissions from the fuel used on every flight. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Doubts cast on easyJet plan to be net-zero emissions airlineEuropean budget airline easyJet says it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting carbon emissions from the fuel used on every flight
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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019,  Google Vice President Jacqueline Fuller speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Paris. Fuller says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid consumer worries about data access and manipulated algorithms.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything elseGoogle Vice President Jacqueline Fuller says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ghana Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda gestures while holding a model Boeing aircraft at a news conference at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Ghana said Tuesday that it will launch a national airline early next year with three new Boeing long-haul, widebody 787-9 Dreamliners. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai AirshowBoeing’s 737 Max jet gets another boost at Dubai Airshow from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier
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South Dakota’s governor defends ‘Meth. We’re on it’ campaignSouth Dakota’s new anti-meth campaign featuring people of different ages and races saying “Meth, I’m on it,” is prompting online guffaws
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