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AP News - Mar 18, 2014 9:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom says it's settled its $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube.Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.New York-based Viacom Inc. filed the suit in 2007, claiming that YouTube was aware that thousands of videos on i ...more

AP News - Mar 17, 2014 10:39 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Sally Beauty is reporting that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 a credit and debit card accounts.The seller of beauty supplies is pursuing its investigation with a forensics firm and says that it ...more

AP News - Mar 15, 2014 12:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as A ...more

AP News - Mar 11, 2014 6:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" that end up in the ocean. But their efforts are too late to help in the case of a M ...more

AP News - Mar 10, 2014 5:01 PM

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — One of the largest earthquakes to hit California in decades rattled the state's northern coast, but its depth and distance from shore reduced the impact on land, where there were no reports of injuries or damage, scientists and au ...more

AP News - Mar 10, 2014 3:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.That's what researchers found whe ...more

AP News - Mar 07, 2014 2:17 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, "Cosmos," took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe.Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Ody ...more

AP News - Mar 06, 2014 3:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.The warmi ...more

AP News - Mar 06, 2014 9:37 AM

PARIS (AP) — French conglomerate Bouygues offered 10.5 billion euros ($14.4 billion) for control of mobile operator SFR telecommunications, launching a bidding war Thursday that could extend the wireless industry's attempts to consolidate in Europe.

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AP News - Mar 03, 2014 1:40 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, ...more