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'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game....
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Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

BEIJING (AP) -- Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale....
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Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag

TOKYO (AP) -- Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business....
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A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil....
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APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites....
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Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger....
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Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

MOSCOW (AP) -- A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court....
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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil....
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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around....
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'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
58%
No:
42%
Total Votes: 4,721

Yesterday's Poll

From what you've heard and read about this issue, do you think Scotland should become an independent nation?

Yes:
59%
No:
41%
Total Votes: 4,363