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Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research, speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Microsoft rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 13, 2017 - 5:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer. Tired of...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former register of deeds in a North Carolina county has turned herself in a day after she was among four people indicted in connection with the disappearance of more than $2 million from her office. Local media outlets report Laura Riddick, the former register of deeds in...
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Baseball player Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, shakes hands with Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno as he puts on his jersey during a news conference at Angel Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 13, 2017 - 4:42 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder. "I think that's past him, and our understanding is there is no restrictions at all going into...
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Abortion-rights activists stand in protest on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in the Ohio Senate chamber in Columbus, after passage of a bill banning abortions in cases of a Down syndrome diagnosis. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
December 13, 2017 - 4:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have taken a major step toward making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Two other states have passed similar prohibitions in an expanding national push that's triggered emotional debate over women's rights and...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 12 about Roman Polanski, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he is a native of Poland. Polanski was born in France and moved to Poland as a young child with his family. A corrected version of the story is below: LA police probe claim Roman Polanski...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins part owner Derek Jeter speaks during a press conference in Miami. Jeter is trying to revive a moribund Marlins franchise, and so far the former New York Yankees captain appears out of his league as a CEO. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 4:22 pm
Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership. Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop. It was yet another jab at the Marlins' direction under new CEO Jeter...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men pleaded guilty to creating a "botnet" known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea agreements filed earlier this month. Federal prosecutors in Alaska...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he talks during the closing news conference following the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Muslim nations of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and appear set to counter it with a declaration of east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (Onur Coban/Pool Photo via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 3:37 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration's much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-...
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This undated photo provided by the Nassau County District Attorney's Office shows Brittney Schmidt. Schmidt and Vincent Fina, who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer could be looking at three years in prison after missing a court sentencing Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, where they were expected to receive probation. (Nassau County District Attorney's Office)
December 13, 2017 - 3:17 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A couple who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer could be looking at three years in prison after missing a Wednesday court sentencing at which they were expected to merely get probation. Brittney Schmidt, 31, and Vincent Fina...
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December 13, 2017 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year, signaling its confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed is lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a...
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