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French inventor Franky Zapata lands near St. Margaret's beach, Dover after crossing the Channel on a flying board Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Steve Parsons/PA via AP
August 04, 2019 - 4:08 am
SANGATTE, France (AP) — The French inventor of an airborne hoverboard has successfully flown over the English Channel on a personal flying machine. Looking like a superhero, 40-year-old Franky Zapata completed the 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in 22 minutes Sunday morning, setting off from the...
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The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend.
Disney via AP, File
July 21, 2019 - 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and a PG-rated film, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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Boeing says it's providing $100 million over several years to help families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max plane that killed 346 people.
Elaine Thompson/AP Photo, File
July 03, 2019 - 11:47 am
Boeing says it's providing $100 million over several years to help families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max plane that killed 346 people. The company said Wednesday that some of the money will go toward living expenses and to cover hardship suffered by the families of dead...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
Wayne Parry/AP Photo, File
June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Men in Black: International."
Giles Keyte/Sony/Columbia Pictures via AP
June 16, 2019 - 11:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Men in Black: International" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn't exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in...
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The Federal Communications Commission's broadband report is being hammered by critics who say it paints too rosy a picture of high-speed internet availability in the U.S.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
May 30, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission's broadband report is being hammered by critics who say it paints too rosy a picture of high-speed internet availability in the U.S. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined two dissenting FCC commissioners in criticizing the...
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Scientists say water clarity has rebounded from an all-time low in 2017 at Lake Tahoe, pictured in this photo taken from an airplane departing from Reno, Nev. on March 2, 2017.
Scott Sonner/AP Photo
May 24, 2019 - 2:43 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line. A dinner plate-sized disc used to measure clarity was...
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The California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee - at $75 a cup.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 8:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee — at $75 a cup. Klatch Coffee is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco. The 803 in the coffee's name refers to the record...
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Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 3:29 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The chipmaker said Tuesday there's no evidence of anyone exploiting the bug outside of a research laboratory. "Doing so successfully in the real world is a complex...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Detective Pikachu, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, in a scene from "Pokemon Detective Pikachu."
Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
May 12, 2019 - 1:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third...
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