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Blockbuster down to one store

BEND, Ore. — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out ...

Facebook says it stored millions of user passwords

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said Thursday that it stored millions of its users’ passwords in plain text for years. The acknowledgement from the social media giant came after a security researcher posted about the issue online. “Security rule 101 dictates that under no circumstances ...

Comcast plans streaming bundle

Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters. The new service, “Flex,” available on Tuesday, brings together apps that customers already pay for. Apps available on the service include Netflix, Amazon’s video platform ...

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop found not guilty

PITTSBURGH — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney’s office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour ...

State

HARRISBURG Former AG Kane is disbarred Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is losing her law license, a few months after she began a jail sentence for perjury, obstruction and other counts. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a disbarment order ...

Most Americans favor stricter gun laws

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both ...

Barr scours Trump-Russia report

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and ...

Norway cruise ship passengers rescued

HELSINKI — Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The ...

Nation briefs

Reel-y? New beer can develop film ROCHESTER, New York — Kodak said a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology ...

World briefs

Thousands rally against leaders BELGRADE, Serbia — Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV building angry over the station’s reporting that they view as ...

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than ...

News shows

Guest lineups for today’s news shows: WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” —Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. CBS’ “Face the ...

Brazilian dam in danger of collapse

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian mining giant Vale said Saturday that communities in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais have been ordered to evacuate after independent auditors found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment. On Friday, the company raised the level of risk at a mining ...

Legendary Israeli agent Rafi Eitan dies

JERUSALEM — Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died Saturday. He was 92. Eitan was one of the founders of Israel’s vaunted intelligence community and among its most prominent figures in Israel and abroad. “Rafi was ...

Powerball jackpot reaches $625M

DES MOINES, Iowa — An estimated $625 million jackpot is on the line in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. It would be the seventh-highest U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The estimated lump sum payout to the winnter would be $380.6 million before taxes. The odds of winning the jackpot are ...

State

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. Man convicted in stabbing death A man has been convicted of passion provocation manslaughter in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory in the Super Bowl last year. Jurors acquitted ...

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer. Drummer Mik Gaffney told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on ...

Ticker

Boeing to make safety feature standard on jets Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia. The equipment alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. ...

Beer giants’ fight escalates

MILWAUKEE — A fight between beer giants escalated Thursday after Miller­Coors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that ac­cused its rival of trying to “frighten” consumers into switching to Bud Light with “misleading” Super Bowl ads. MillerCoors said in the lawsuit filed in ...

Darden Restaurants shares rise

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shares in Darden Rest­aurants jumped on Thursday after the company raised its outlook and posted earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street estimates. The owner of Olive Garden and other chain restaurants reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $223.6 million, beating ...