Twitter finds security bug, advises changing passwords

04 May 2018 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords. The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form. Twitter says there's no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords were misused. But as a precaution, Twitter recommends users consider changing the passwords they use to log onto Twitter. They should also change that password if they used it for any other services. Read more [...]

Tesla CEO’s peculiar conduct causes angst on Wall Street

04 May 2018 0 Comments
DETROIT (AP) -- Elon Musk's quirky behavior has long been chalked up to that of a misunderstood genius. But never have his actions caused so much angst on Wall Street. Investors have for years endured millions of dollars in short-term losses in hopes of a long-term payoff. They might have even been able to stomach the $8.3 million that Telsa Inc. burns through each day. But it was a conference call Wednesday night that left many wondering how much more they can take. Just after the Read more [...]

Buffett’s firm buys 75 million more Apple shares in 1Q

04 May 2018 0 Comments
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Warren Buffett's company bought 75 million more Apple shares in the first quarter, giving it more than 240 million shares of the iPhone maker. Buffett told CNBC about the latest Apple stock purchases Friday as tens of thousands of shareholders begin to arrive at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting this weekend. Berkshire has continued buying Apple shares even with the price rising 25 percent over the past 12 months. Shares hit an all-time high Friday. At the end Read more [...]

Officials: Man robs same bank day after release from prison

04 May 2018 0 Comments
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Authorities say a man sent to state prison for bank robbery has robbed the same Cleveland bank branch the day after his release. Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say 40-year-old Markiko Sonnie Lewis was indicted Tuesday on a single count of bank robbery for robbing a Cleveland Key Bank branch April 12. Prosecutors say he took just over $1,000. Lewis, of Maple Heights, was sentenced to 30 months in prison in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Common Pleas Court in April Read more [...]

Michigan Catholic school ends prom ‘modesty poncho’ plan

04 May 2018 0 Comments
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- A principal at a Michigan Catholic high school has rescinded a plan to require female students to wear "modesty ponchos" at prom if their dresses are too revealing. Some students and parents at Divine Child High School in Dearborn had called the policy a form of body shaming. Principal Eric Haley issued a statement Tuesday through the Archdiocese of Detroit, saying that the ponchos were intended to remind students of the dress code, not to make them feel uncomfortable. Read more [...]

Man charged with shooting smoke detector to quiet it

04 May 2018 0 Comments
BARTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man is facing charges that he used a shotgun to silence a smoke detector in the kitchen of his apartment. Police say two shots fired Monday afternoon from the 20-gauge shotgun owned by 68-year-old Leroy Mason, of Barton, hit the adjoining wall of an occupied apartment. Police say Mason has complained about frequent false alarms from his smoke detector, and he was upset fire crews wouldn't relocate it so he "took it upon himself to relocate the smoke detector, Read more [...]

Review: Anna Faris can’t rescue lazy ‘Overboard’ remake

Garry Marshall's 1987 comedy "Overboard" might not have gotten the best reviews when it came out, but it was a viewing staple in my childhood home. Whether it was because of cable repeats, my parents' taste, the irresistible charms of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the (endearingly) absurd premise, or some combination of all of it, it's one that we held in high regard and would often quote. "It's a hell of a day at sea, sir" was a favorite as was "My life is like death, my children are the spawn of Read more [...]

NBC News corrects story on monitoring Cohen’s phones

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC News corrected a story Thursday that said federal investigators had placed a wiretap on the phone lines of President Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, saying it subsequently learned that the feds were only monitoring the source of calls and weren't listening in. The correction gives ammunition to the nation's highest-ranked media critic. Trump has frequently criticized the media for "fake news" involving stories he doesn't like. NBC moved its original story online Read more [...]

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It's the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct for its over 8,400 members following its expulsion of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein in October. In Polanski's case, the expulsion comes more Read more [...]

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

03 May 2018 0 Comments
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials aimed at defusing the tensions, though analysts say they appear unlikely to yield a breakthrough given the two sides' intensifying rivalry in strategic technologies, where China lags behind Read more [...]
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