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Deputy Roger Torrent, center, is congratulated after being elected as the new president of the Catalan parliament after a parliamentary session where elected lawmakers meet for the first time after regional elections in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Catalonia's new parliament has begun meeting amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority and the future regional government  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to DenmarkCatalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is taking his campaign to recover his old job from Belgium to Denmark, in a bid to step up the pressure on Spanish authorities who have said that a fugitive abroad can't be the region's president
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'Squirming on the Floor': Uber's Kalanick Had Crazy DemiseBloomberg is out with a lengthy feature about the final, turbulent year of Travis Kalanick at the helm of Uber, which the story maintains was "a lot weirder and darker than you thought." As evidence of that, reporters Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone unearth a bizarre anecdote about Kalanick's behavior...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, applicants wait in line to enter a job fair at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters city to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runsFor cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses
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Lithuania probing fake news story after TV station hackedLithuania launched an investigation on Friday into a cyber-attack against a news outlet which saw a fake news article targeting the Defense Minister
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 image made from a video provided by Westpac Little Ripper, a yellow flotation device dropped from a flying drone spread near two teenagers caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast. A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to the pair in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. They were about a kilometer (0.6 mile) from lifeguards who were about to start training with the new drones, equipped with a camera, rescue gear and six rotors. (Westpac Little Ripper via AP)
Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-firstA flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, a woman looks out from the lobby next to the logo displayed on the IBM Building in New York. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, IBM Corp. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
IBM reports first revenue growth since 2012IBM has reported its first quarter of revenue growth since 2012 as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013, file photo, anti-gentrification protesters temporarily block a shuttle bus full of tech workers at a Mission District public bus stop in San Francisco. Northern California authorities say multiple shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees had windows broken with unknown objects while traveling on a highway south of San Francisco on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Protesters in San Francisco, where tax incentives have lured tech firms, have previously targeted shuttle buses ferrying employees to and from Silicon Valley, saying technology workers were driving up rents and increasing the income divide. (Kurtis Alexander/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San FranciscoSix shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees had their windows broken while traveling south of San Francisco
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Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, poses for a photo at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Galperin said the discovery of a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security was remarkable, explaining that she could think of only one other example where researchers were able to pin state-backed hackers to a specific building. "We were able to take advantage of extraordinarily poor operational security," she said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agencyResearchers say major blunder has exposed global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's security agency
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FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, face car driver Danica Patrick poses with her car in front of the New York Stock Exchange before the GoDaddy IPO. GoDaddy tells The Associated Press it is partnering with Patrick as she closes her career with the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'Danica Patrick has secured sponsorship money from GoDaddy to race in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500
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iPhone Slowdown Will Soon Be OptionalApple has somewhat good news for users of older, slower iPhones who don't want to go out and buy a new battery. Tim Cook tells ABC News that a new iOS update—expected in early February, per the Verge —will allow iPhone users to disable Apple's deliberate slowdown of older...
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Amazon Reveals 20 Finalists for 2nd HQNorth American cities and regions have been going to "unusual extremes" to vie to become Amazon's second headquarters, reports the New York Times , and the online giant announced a short list Thursday, with just one city—Los Angeles—out of the 20 hailing from the West Coast. The rest of...
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They Were Being Pounded by Waves. Then the Drone CameIn what the deputy premier of New South Wales is calling a "historic" rescue, two teens were saved from choppy surf thanks to a drone that dropped an inflatable safety device to them—all as it recorded the rescue. The BBC reports that Aussie lifeguards were still testing how to...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo shows a laptop computer screen displaying the website of Alibaba's Taobao main site at an office in Beijing. China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Among the Chinese online markets listed was e-commerce giant Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao, which has struggled for years to shed its reputation as an Internet emporium for fake goods. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecomsChina has criticized moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks objectivity in its approach to Chinese businesses
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, people stand in line near an Apple Store at an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, China. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut bring back an estimated $245 billion back to its home country
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, a man watches a screen showing the prices of bitcoin at a virtual currency exchange office in Seoul, South Korea. Bitcoin is suffering another one of its trademark nosedives on Wednesday. The digital currency has fallen about 30 percent during the week as investors worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000Bitcoin trades below $10,000 Wednesday before recovering most of its losses, extending a sell-off that erased almost half the digital currency's value in one month
The Associated Press1 day ago
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