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Tesla's Autopilot Under Investigation After Fatal Crash


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tesla's autopilot mode is undergoing a preliminary investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker said today, following a recent crash that killed a driver who was using the semi-autonomous feature.The Tesla driver was on a divided highway using autopilot when a tractor-trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model S, according to a statement released today by the company."The high ride height of the trailer co

US Stocks Rise for Third Straight Session


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street marked its third day of gains Thursday amid mounting expectations of global back stimulus following last week's Brexit results.The Dow rose 235.91 (+1.33 percent) to close at 17,929.99.The Nasdaq climbed 63.43 (+1.33 percent) to finish at 4,842.67, while the S&P gained 28.09 (+1.36 percent) to close at 2,098.86.Crude oil slid about 3 percent with prices hitting just above $48 a barrel.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Travel Security Heightened for 4th of July


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  A day before millions of travelers are expected to hit the road, rails or sky for the long Independence Day weekend, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says Americans should expect to see more security in public places during their holiday.“The American public should expect to see, this July 4th weekend, an enhanced security presence at airports, train stations and other transit centers across the country by TSA and state and local law enforcemen

Google Reveals the Sweet New Name of Android N


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Google announced Thursday its next generation Android operating system will be known as Android Nougat, keeping with the tradition of moving through the alphabet with its updates and naming them after a dessert.Nougat is in good company, joining a virtual Candy Land of predecessors including KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow. Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal pic.twitter.com/7lIfDBwyBE— Android (

Oculus CEO Is Latest Tech Leader to Be Hacked this Month


Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to hacking, some of Silicon Valley's biggest names aren't having the best month.The latest victim appeared to be Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, whose Twitter account posted a bizarre series of tweets Wednesday night, including one naming a new CEO. Iribe's biography was also changed to read: "hey its @Lid... im not testing ya security im just havin a laugh."An account for @Lid has since been suspended and the offending tweets have been deleted from Irib

Facebook Wins Appeal About How It Tracks Non-Members


Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook has won the latest round in a battle with a Belgian privacy watchdog group about how the social network tracks non-users who visit publicly available Facebook pages.At issue is Facebook's "datr" cookie -- a piece of code that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit certain sites. The social network said the cookies helped keep Facebook secure and that any data was discarded after 10 days, while the Belgian Privacy Commission, which initially won the case la

Google's Super-Fast Trans-Pacific Internet Cable Goes Online


Google(NEW YORK) -- An undersea cable backed by Google and five other companies is going online Thursday for the first time, marking the beginning of faster Internet speeds for users in Asia.The $300 million project began in 2014, connecting Oregon and Japan with an undersea cable that would handle an initial capacity targeted at 60 terabits per second, allowing users in Asia to enjoy speedier connections."Internet users and our customers in Japan today should notice things seem to be moving a b

Jobless Claims Climb to 268K


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims were back up last week, increasing by 10,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending June 25, the number of people filing for benefits climbed from an revised level of 258,000 the previous week to 268,000, marking the 69th consecutive week initial jobless claims came in below 300,000. It’s the longest streak since 1973, the Labor Department says.The Labor Department said there were n

Australian Couple Raffles Off Island Resort for $49


Kosrae Nautilus Resort(NEW YORK) -- Twenty-four years ago, Doug and Sally Beitz opened a luxury resort in Micronesia. They raised four sons in paradise.And now, that island can be yours.The Beitzes are headed home to their native Australia to be with their grandchildren full-time. And on July 26, they will hand over Kosrae Nautilus Resort in Micronesia to one lucky person.It's a one in 50,000 (at least) chance. But for $49, there's not much to lose.The idea to hold the raffle instead of a tradit

US Stocks Mark Second Day of Gains as Oil Surges


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street continued to climb on Wednesday, marking a second day of gains as rising oil prices overshadowed Brexit fears. The Dow jumped 284.96 (+1.64 percent) to close at 17,694.68.The Nasdaq climbed 87.38 (+1.86 percent) to finish at 4,779.25, while the S&P gained 34.68(+1.70 percent) to close at 2,070.77.Crude oil jumped just over 3 percent with prices hitting above $49 a barrel.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mark Zuckerberg Angers His Hawaiian Neighbors by Building Wall


David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mark Zuckerberg’s construction of a six-foot wall around his oceanfront property in Hawaii has reportedly made him a lightning rod in the local community.The wall around the 32-year-old Facebook billionaire’s 700-plus-acre Kilauea property is reportedly being built to block noise from nearby roads.Local residents are complaining, however, that the wall will block their own views and the ocean breeze.“The feeling of it is really oppressive.

Millennials Don't Drive? Luxury Automakers Beg to Differ


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Pundits and auto analysts once pointed their fingers at millennials for the impending death of the automobile.Young adults, according to several studies, were choosing urban life over suburbia and shunning cars for mass transit, bikes and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. They even had little interest in getting a driver’s license.Now, some of these same millennials, ages 19 to 34, are not only embracing driving but choosing premium cars and sport uti

How to Find Out What Google Knows About You


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Google might know you better than some of your closest friends.The astounding amount of information Google knows about users can now be accessed in a refreshed "My Activity" page.Keep in mind, this walk down memory lane is more than just Google searches. For many people, this trove of information includes everything from their Chrome browsing history, searches and videos watched on YouTube to various Android activity.Google wants users to take control of the data a

GE's Finance Arm Sheds 'Too Big to Fail' Status


YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The finance arm of General Electric, GE Capital, will no longer be dubbed "too big to fail."The branding came in 2013, when the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) determined that material financial distress at the company "could pose a threat to U.S. financial stability." "The Council unanimously determined that GE Capital no longer meets the standards for a determination," the FSOC announced on Wednesday.The company was among the financi

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $415M, Third Largest in Game's History


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Mega Millions jackpot swelled again overnight, surpassing $400 million, after there were no winners in Tuesday’s drawing.The top prize now stands at a jaw-dropping $415 million, or $286 million in cash, making it the third largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to lottery officials.The numbers drawn on Tuesday for a $390 million jackpot, the game's sixth-largest jackpot to date, were 55, 17, 15, 20, 35, and the Mega Ball was 7.One sec

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