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Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia.

Mayor who launched phone app says FBI is investigating him

A Massachusetts mayor who launched a smartphone app has confirmed he's the subject of a federal investigation.

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf is on display during an unveiling event, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its zero-emissions vehicle in the U.S. late Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key

Nissan's new Leaf electric car will go farther on a charge and has a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving. It will also be cheaper, though the world's top-selling electric car still won't match the driving range of its prime competitors.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and accompanying stylus on display in New York. The stylus sets Samsung's Note phones apart from the competition, and it's likely to distinguish the new Note 8 from a super-premium phone expected from Apple. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, F

Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style - for a price

A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it's what sets Samsung's Note phones apart from the competition.

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This photo provided by General Motors Co. shows the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, which in its automatic transmission version, ranks No. 3 in the Made in America Auto Index and is an Edmunds pick for a performance car and a convertible. The Corvette has 82 per

Edmunds: Some guidance on finding the best 'American' cars

"Buy American" is a slogan that's getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you're car shopping.

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Mavis Wanczyk, of Chicopee, Mass., speaks during a news conference where she claimed the $758.7 million Powerball prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters, in Braintree, Mass.

Police warn of social media scams after record Powerball win

Police in a Massachusetts city are warning of fake social media accounts that have popped up to scam people since a local woman won the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, a Honda technician works on an airbag during a free airbag replacement event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Honda owners could get up to $500 in air bag settlement

Honda and some of the people suing the company over faulty Takata air bag inflators have agreed to a $605 million settlement.

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This Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, photo shows the Apple logo at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. Apple has set Sept. 12, 2017, as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase.

Apple expected to unveil next iPhones at Sept. 12 showcase

Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next.

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In this April 26, 2017 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is displayed at the automaker's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.

Hyundai resumes production in China after supply disruption

Hyundai Motor Co. said it resumed production at factories in China on Wednesday following a shutdown that stemmed from a dispute between Beijing and Seoul over a U.S. missile defense system.

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n this May 1, 2016 file photo, members of Banolim, an advocacy group for workers in the electronic industry, perform during a rally against Samsung's response to the former company employees' health problems on the street in Seoul, South Korea.

S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

 South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against the worker.

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A Ford employee quality checks cylinder holes of a two liter diesel engine, at the Ford Dagenham diesel engine plant in London, Friday, July 21, 2017.

Globalized auto industry vulnerable to new Brexit borders

Ford's Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization — a steel and chrome hangar full of LED lighting, robots and computer-controlled machine tools.

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Britney Wray, a math teacher at Washington Leadership Academy, helps sophomore Kevin Baker, 15, with a math problem during class in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on

In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation's capital, he fretted that he would lag behind.

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In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, an employee demonstrates how an electronic bracelet works at the Sao Paulo-based Synergye, a company that makes the bracelets and monitors inmates, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Wealthy businessmen or politicians caught up in the massi

Massive graft probe in Brazil powers electronic bracelets

Brazil's mega-corruption scandal that has ensnared much of its political and economic elite has one sector of its struggling economy booming: the sale of electronic monitoring bracelets.

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Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, right, leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country's president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy.

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Haval SUV models parked outside the Great Wall Motors assembly plant in Baoding in north China's Hebei province.

China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend.

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Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a SoftBank World presentation in Tokyo.

SoftBank adding technology ambitions, with ARM, robotics

Photo ops of SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son sometimes show him chatting happily with his company's humanoid robot, the childlike Pepper, or grinning as President Donald Trump heaps praise on him for creating American jobs.

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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for his trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes.

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England.

UK cybersecurity expert still held after Las Vegas arrest

A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said.

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchins speaks during an interview in Ilfracombe, England.

Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US

Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday.

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