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    Hong Kong leader says Beijing won’t back down

    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.


    Microsoft might make your smartphone into a pollster

    People are slowly getting used to asking digital assistants like Apple’s Siri simple questions, like “Will it rain tomorrow?” and “Where was Justin Bieber arrested?” Soon, cellphones may be the ones doing the asking - surveying people on more serious matters like...


    Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

    They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.


    White House intruder made it deep into building

    The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.


    FCC may loosen NFL’s blackout rule

    For decades, football fans in various markets wondered whether, come Sunday, they would be able to watch their lamentable but beloved team on television. If tickets to that week’s game were not sold out, the National Football League could keep the game off television in the local market ...


    Netanyahu at UN: ‘Hamas is ISIS’

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have adopted a simple strategy for deflecting international criticism of Israel’s summer offensive, which killed more 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza: Tie it all to the Islamic State.


    EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

    Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union’s competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker’s overseas tax practices.


    PayPal to separate from eBay in 2015

    PayPal is splitting from EBay Inc. and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

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