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    AT&T to buy Time Warner in $85 billion media mega-deal

    AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to an $85 billion deal — one of the biggest media tie-ups ever. The move, announced Saturday evening, will help AT&T expand beyond wireless and Internet service into programming. Time Warner is the parent of CNN, TNT, HBO, the Warner Bros. studio, and other channels and websites. AT&T, which dates back to the invention of the telephone in 1876, is one of the country’s largest providers of wireless phone and Internet service. It also […]

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    Students are graduating with $30,000 in loans

    College grads left school with more debt in 2015 than they ever have before. The average undergraduate student borrower is facing $30,100 in loans, up 4% compared to the year before, according to a report from The Institute of College Access and Success released Tuesday. That means they’ll be paying about $300 a month over 10 years. The report might underestimate the average debt. It excludes students who went to for-profit colleges, because so few of those institutions report relevant […]

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    Social Security checks get measly $3.92 bump in 2017

    The typical retiree’s monthly Social Security check will get only $3.92 bigger next year. That amounts to an increase of just 0.3% — the smallest ever put in place to help cover higher prices. That’s still an improvement from this year, when the lack of inflation kept benefits from increasing at all. The average retiree’s monthly benefit is currently $1,305.30. Social Security benefits go to 66 million people, including retirees, widows, orphans and people with disabilities. The annual cost of […]

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    Postal worker is caught on video dumping bin after bin of mail in the woods

    ATLANTA — Waiting for the mailman to bring you something? Well, you might be waiting awhile for it if you live in one Atlanta suburb. A woman videotaped a US Postal Service worker earlier this week dumping bin after bin of mail in the woods behind her subdivision in Decatur, Georgia. “I sat there and recorded for about 5 minutes. And he continued to just grab more mail and continued to just toss it over the fence,” Kellie Campbell told […]

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    Donald Trump says he’ll sue sexual misconduct accusers

    GETTYSBURG, Penn. — Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in recent weeks. “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said during remarks in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.” He added that a “simple phone call” to major news outlets “gets them wall-to-wall coverage with virtually no fact-checking ever.” In the […]

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new Apple iPhone 7 during a launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. is expected to unveil latest iterations of its smart phone, forecasted to be the iPhone 7. The tech giant is also rumored to be planning to announce an update to its Apple Watch wearable device. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

    There are two versions of the iPhone 7 — and one is way slower

    WASHINGTON — All iPhones may look the same, but under the hood it’s a different story. Some iPhone 7s use a Qualcomm modem, while others have an Intel modem. That distinction could make a difference in how fast an iPhone 7 Plus can send messages and load your favorite app. A new report from Cellular Insights found that the Qualcomm modem performed 30% better than Intel’s. The researchers only tested the iPhone 7 Plus, but the two types of modems […]

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    Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

    LONDON — A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet. Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people’s homes were taken over by malware and then, without owners’ knowledge, used to help execute the massive cyberattack. Hundreds of thousands of devices appear to have have been infected with the malware. It was a distributed denial-of-service, […]

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    Kevin Meaney, comedian and actor, dies

    FORESTBURGH, N.Y. — Standup comedian and actor Kevin Meaney, who made numerous appearances on late-night TV and was famous for delivering the line, “That’s not right,” has died, his agent said Friday. He was 60. Meaney was found at his home in Forestburgh, New York, agent Tom Ingegno said. The cause of death weren’t immediately known. Meaney was scheduled to perform Saturday night in Rhode Island, according to his website. After his first HBO special in 1986, Meaney was catapulted […]

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    Widespread cyberattack takes down sites worldwide

    A number of popular websites like Twitter and Netflix went down for some users on Friday in a massive cyberattack with international reach. Affected sites included Twitter, Etsy, Github, Vox, Spotify, Airbnb, Netflix and Reddit. Dyn, which manages website domains and routes internet traffic, experienced two distributed denial of service attacks on its DNS servers. A DDoS attack is an attempt to flood a website with so much traffic that it impairs normal service. “If you take out one of […]

  • File-Possible meteors streak the night sky above LaGrange, Georgia at the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

    Tonight is a great time to see the Orionid meteor shower

    The sky will put on a heck of a show tonight. The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday night into Saturday morning. If you have an unclouded view of the night sky, preferably away from city lights, you’ll see beautiful streaks of light zipping overhead. What are the Orionids? They’re one of a few major, yearly meteor showers. The Orionids — so named because the meteors appear to radiate out from near the Orion constellation — happen from October to […]

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    At NC rally, Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of ‘pay for play’ in Morocco after email hack

    FLETCHER, N.C. — Donald Trump on Friday accused his rival Hillary Clinton of engaging in “pay for play” for accepting an invitation to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Morocco in exchange for a $12 million donation pledge to the Clinton Foundation from that country’s king. The accusation is just the latest Trump has leveled against Clinton as he’s argued she engaged in “pay for play” schemes involving the Clinton Foundation during her time as secretary of state. […]

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    Firefighter races to fiery car accident, only to discover his son is the victim

    Wrote about the reactions of a community to the death of Ada-Borup's Carter Peterson. Words won't do it justice. — Chris Murphy (@SeeMurphsTweets) October 20, 2016 ADA, Minn. — It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, but it was even worse for Randy Peterson. The volunteer firefighter from Ada, Minnesota, was rushing to a fiery car crash and desperately trying to reach his 16-year-old son, Carter. That was Peterson’s routine whenever he got called to an emergency and knew one […]