SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request. For the most part, Google is upfront about asking
TAOS, N.M. — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico authorities, however, said they had yet to identify the remains, discovered Monday. And prosecutors said they were awaiting word on the cause of death before deciding on any charges.
NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television schedule. Also, for the first time since 1977, the Milwaukee Bucks will play on Christmas Day. The NBA released its TV schedule for the first week of the season, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday. Giannis
NEW YORK — An 18-year-old Brooklyn woman returning with her sister from a trip to Jamaica has been identified as the mother of the premature newborn found dead inside an airplane toilet at LaGuardia Airport — and could have been the victim of a botched abortion in the Caribbean, officials said. The teen, who checked in to Kings County Hospital after giving birth, claimed she never knew she was pregnant when she rushed into the bathroom of an American Airlines plane after it landed
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have accelerated the dismantling of one of this season’s most disappointing teams, entering the final hours before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Twins traded relief pitcher Zach Duke to the Seattle Mariners and starting pitcher Lance Lynn to the New York Yankees on Monday before their game against Cleveland, three days after dealing popular infielder Eduardo Escobar to Arizona and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly to
NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel’s piano to sing a duet with the Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen emerged, surprising the feverish and fanatic audience, which loudly cheered “BROOOOCE.” “Congratulations, Billy, on your 100th show,” Springsteen yelled.
NEW YORK — At an unassuming storefront on a busy Brooklyn street, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb an overdose crisis. Waiting his turn, a man named Robert is frank about why he’s there, instead of one of the stairwells, parks, rooftops or porches where he has used heroin in the past. “It keeps us safe. It keeps us from getting arrested. You feel secure here,” says Robert, who discussed his drug use on condition that his last name not be used
Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees” and received new attention decades later when he revealed he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and spouse Allan Glaser said Hunter died Sunday of a blood clot in his leg that caused cardiac arrest. Glaser called the death “sudden and unexpected.” Hunter was a star for several years. In addition to his hit
Three Milwaukee Brewers were selected by their peers to represent the National League in Tuesday, July 17th’s All-Star game in Washington, D.C. The trio of pitcher Josh Hader and outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain hope to have a fourth teammate with them in the nation’s capital as first baseman Jesus Aguilar is one of five players fans can vote for in the final spot. The Brewers sport the best record in the National League with a 54-36 record entering play today.
MINNEAPOLIS — Bobby Wilson helped Kyle Gibson turn around his pitching after a rough first inning. Then, for at least one afternoon, the veteran catcher fixed his own struggles at the plate. Wilson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Gibson recovered from a shaky first to throw seven innings, and the Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Saturday. Max Kepler homered in his second straight game to help send the Twins to their third win in a row. “You take them any way you can get them,