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Here’s how much the 2021 NBA draft picks will earn on their rookie contracts

A group of new athletes joined the NBA fraternity on Thursday night as the league held its annual draft. For players, the team that drafts...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan’s Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO...

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in...

The main attractions arrive: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Tesla headline the biggest week of earnings

The coming week will be the most important of this quarter’s earnings season — even if later weeks beat it on quantity, it will be...

Govt exempts Olympic returnees from RT-PCR test

Athletes, officials and media returning to the country from Tokyo Olympics will not be required to produce RT-PCR negative test reports for COVID-19 before their...

You know who doesn’t hate Facebook? Wall Street

Excuse us if you’ve heard this song before: Facebook Inc. — under siege from the president and his predecessor, the Federal Trade Commission, a bestselling...

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani’s career in law?

CHICAGO — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election may...

How to watch the Tokyo Olympics for (mostly) free

It’s been delayed a year, will have almost no fans in attendance and there’s a 13-hour time difference with the U.S. East Coast, but the...

Netflix lays out mobile games plan that could set a collision course with Apple

Netflix Inc.’s its expansion into videogames offers a tantalizing upside for the streaming pioneer, but also sets up a potential confrontation with Apple Inc. “We...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in August 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu is loaded for August, with some big names, highly anticipated originals and new seasons of fan favorites on the way. The biggest of the...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

Looking for a fun escape? Try a weekend getaway in Atlanta

You know this vibrant Southern city for its deep musical roots, professional sports teams and emerging reputation as a film production hot spot, but Atlanta is also...

Stay bullish and buy dips in the S&P 500 because it will keep grinding higher, says this strategist

That grind higher should continue, with the blue-chip index heading for more highs ahead, according to financial newsletter The Kobeissi Letter in our call of...

‘Cyber disruption’ stops websites of Iranian ministry

Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry have gone out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff ByThe Associated Press...

A Generation of Afghan Professionals Flees Ahead of Taliban Advance

KABUL—Afghanistan’s professional class of men and women, part of a generation that came of age under the shield of the U.S. military, are weighing the...

The Stellantis EV day is coming. Here’s what to know.

Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest car maker, will host its EV Day on Thursday and unveil more details around its electrification strategy. The company, formed earlier...

Rioters accused of erasing content from social media, phones

PHOENIX — They flaunted their participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on social media and then, apparently realizing they were in...

FTC has a chance for a do-over in its ‘fiasco’ antitrust case against Facebook, legal experts contend

Could the second time be the charm for the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust pursuit of Facebook Inc.? Legal experts aren’t so sure. The...

My mother-in-law bought shoes for my nieces to wear to a wedding, but not for my daughter — even though they wore the same dresses

I come from Eastern Europe and have no immediate family in the U.S. I am married to an American — who is a middle child...

Opinion: What’s worth streaming in July 2021: ‘Ted Lasso,’ the Tokyo Olympics and more

The weather may be warming up in July, but the streaming offerings promise to keep it breezy. July’s streaming slate offers nothing too heavy and...

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in July 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has a slew of original series and returning favorites coming in July, including two of its best comedies. Those would be Season 2...