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Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday (Aug 10) said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. "Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed...

Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted Thursday 31 in favor to 38 against. Crowds of su...

Lindor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Indians 5-2 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night. Lindor, who struck out with the winning run at second base i...

Tesla CEO’s buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seeking relief from the pressures of running a publicly held company with a billion buyout of the electric car maker, but he may be acquiring new headaches with his peculiar handling of the proposed deal. Almost everything about the deal is outlandi...

Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer’s sex assault conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer’s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was “substantial eviden...

Yelp’s Q2 profit tops expectations as ad revenue jumps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp’s second-quarter results blew past Wall Street expectations, fueled by a 21 percent surge in advertising revenue. The online business reviews company raised its profit forecast for the year and its stock soared almost 14 percent in after-hours trading. The San ...

Committee picks design for Sandy Hook victims’ memorial

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A committee in Newtown, Connecticut, has chosen a design for a permanent memorial to honor the 26 pupils and educators killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The group chose a design by San Francisco-based architecture and design firm SWA. It featur...