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  • MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.
  • Facial recognition company sued by California activists

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Civil liberties activists are suing a company that provides facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies and private companies around the world, contending that Clearview AI illegally stockpiled data on 3 billion people without their knowledge or permission.
  • Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

    BOSTON - Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
  • Fashionable face masks mark new trend: Canadian designers go bold in mask style

    Toronto fashion designer Hayley Elsaesser was unsure about adding face masks to her clothing brand two months ago, ordering just a "small amount" of samples to test out demand through her online shop.
  • California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

    SAN FRANCISCO - When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show "Jersey Shore."
  • From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

    LAS VEGAS - Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. Wherever one looked at the annual Design and Construction Week, there was a new way to make our lives more efficient.
  • No Brexit deal could snarl major ports, hitting exports

    HOOK OF HOLLAND, Netherlands - Traffic moves quickly and smoothly at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal on the western edge of Europe's biggest port, with hundreds of trucks streaming onto ships regularly setting off for the English port of Harwich.
  • Condo developers increasingly using art to stand out and land buyers

    TORONTO - It would be easy to mistake the lobby of the One o One condos in midtown Toronto for a nightclub or graffiti-splashed alley.
  • Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

    LONDON - Claudio Belotti knows he cut the denim that became the jeans Meghan Markle wore on one of her first outings as the fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry.
  • Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them.

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