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IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese


Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show,...full story
updated 2015-07-30 04:01 PM
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Two people assist a man who was injured and has blood on his face after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A man, center, shields himself after being struck after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sumiteru Taniguchi, a survivor of the nuclear bombing at Nagasaki, Japan, participates in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Liberty University students work in the atrium of the Jerry Falwell library at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Amid a $500 million construction boom, Liberty University is more construction zone than campus. Located in the foothills of Virginia Michael McGill, 19, wears a sweatshirt declaring "Long Live Freddie" in memory of Freddie Gray, Friday, April 24, 2015, near the intersection where Gray was arrested in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Survivors of the nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945 participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A t-shirt made in memory of Freddie Gray is draped over former pay phone post near the intersection where Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) People take items from a business cooler after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Secretary of State John?Kerry, left, greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Kerry's residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Abe arrived in the U.S. Sunday for a weeklong visit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) A protestor holds a sign outside of Baltimore's City Hall before a march for Freddie Gray, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show,....Fullstory

2015-07-30 04:01 PM

Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs

Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also....Fullstory

2015-07-30 04:01 PM

Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:22 PM

Nokia Q2 profit at $383 million on strong networks growth

Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter net profit was ??347 million euros ($383 million), with growth particularly strong in....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 PM

Lufthansa sees Q2 profit soar, helped by cheaper fuel

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Lufthansa says its earnings trebled in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, helped by falling fuel costs. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 PM

Sanders rallies supporters in nationwide simulcast
By LISA LERER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on supporters to spark a "political revolution" for his 2016 presidential candidacy, offering a rallying cry of....Fullstory

2015-07-30 12:42 PM

Playphone Game Store Expands into Asia With GASH Prepaid Game Cards at 114,000 Retail Outlets

Associated Press

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2015--PlayphoneR, Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming and recently acquired by premier game developer GungHo, announced today a....Fullstory

2015-07-30 09:01 AM

UN urges Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reach peace agreement

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations Security Council is urging Greek and Turkish Cypriots to "grasp the current opportunity" to reach a peace agreement....Fullstory

2015-07-30 09:01 AM

Argentina's foreign minister questions Iran nuclear deal

Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes....Fullstory

2015-07-30 06:01 AM

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its latest policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 AM

Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss

Associated Press

MILAN (AP) -- Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp....Fullstory

2015-07-30 04:01 PM

Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says second-quarter net income rose 27 percent to 293 million pounds ($458 million) as the British government....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:42 PM

Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners
By AYE AYE WIN
Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Nearly 7,000 prisoners in Myanmar, including some former military intelligence officials purged by their army colleagues, have been given presidential pardons. An....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 PM

Toshiba Licenses ARM Cortex-A53 High-performance Microprocessor

Associated Press

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2015--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has licensed the ARM R Cortex R -A53 processor, the most power-efficient ARMv8-A processor capable....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 PM

Asian stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged
By JOE McDONALD
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese stocks gained Thursday following this week's turbulence and other Asian markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 PM

US home rental prices climb again in June
By JOSH BOAK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los....Fullstory

2015-07-30 12:42 PM

Senate confirms Obama's pick for Joint Chiefs chairman
By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine Gen. Joseph....Fullstory

2015-07-30 09:01 AM

Boeing expands Oklahoma City facility, business presence
By TIM TALLEY
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Boeing Co. broke ground Wednesday on a new $80 million, 290,000-square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be....Fullstory

2015-07-30 09:01 AM

Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 AM

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks....Fullstory

2015-07-30 03:01 AM

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