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BA aims to restore normal flight service after IT failure

LONDON (AP) — British Airways says it's continuing to work hard to resume a normal flight schedule at two London airports a day after a global IT failure crippled its services.

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The company has since grown to become an international operation with a market value of nearly $70 billion. In a memo to Uber staff, Liane Hornsey, the chief human resources officer, called the incident an "unthinkable tragedy." Bonnie Kalanick died at the scene, and her husband suffered moderate injuries, the sheriff's office said.

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

The Fresno County Sheriff's office says in a statement that about 5 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the scene of the accident and found a man and woman on a shore of the lake. The sheriff's office says the woman died at the scene,...Show More Summary

Computer outage grounds hundreds of BA flights in London

LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. BA operates hundreds...Show More Summary

British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage

LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. BA said terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick had become extremely congested and cancelled all flights from those airports until 6 p.m. Show More Summary

Alexa: Take me out to the ball game and buy me some peanuts!

SEATTLE (AP) — Inside the suites of Safeco Field are the typical, palatial amenities that come with a premium experience at a ballpark: private entries, leather seats, a food spread with numerous culinary options and drinks galore. The Mariners and hometown neighbor Amazon have partnered to put the Alexa voice-activated operating system in every suite at Safeco Field. [...]Show More Summary

French designer shows DIY robot to Romanian public

French designer shows DIY robot to Romanian public BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot for the first time to the public in Romania.

Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year. Law enforcement, school officials...Show More Summary

In His Words: Mark Zuckerberg addresses Harvard Class of '17

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday, 12 years after dropping out to focus on what's now the world's biggest social network. President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends,...Show More Summary

Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg's speech

Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg's speech Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation. Zuckerberg, who, like the graduates, is aShow More Summary

Harvard campus news site hacked to troll Mark Zuckerberg

A mystery hacker has it out for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see. Internet users outside...Show More Summary

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. On Tuesday, Zuckerberg and Chan live-streamed a video from Zuckerberg's old dorm room on his Facebook page.

Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regionalShow More Summary

House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent. The scandal came to light after it was discovered that sexually explicit photos of female and male Marines were being shared on a secret Facebook page.

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. To start a fundraiser, scroll down the "menu" icon on mobile until you get to the "fundraisers" category.

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Williams didn't offer specifics about her goals as a corporate director,...Show More Summary

China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

The event got little coverage from Chinese newspapers and broadcasters, suggesting they might have received orders to avoid mentioning Google, which closed its China-based search engine in 2010 in a dispute over censorship and computer hacking.

Airlines do limit what you can photograph, video on flights

In April, a JetBlue Airways crew called airport police to meet a man who they said continued to record a selfie video during a security-sensitive time in flight, while the cockpit door was opened. With airline customer service in decline,...Show More Summary

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