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Germany's Bayer to buy US gene therapy specialist AskBioGerman health care company Bayer says it is buying Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, a U.S.-based firm specializing in gene therapy, in a deal worth up to $4 billion
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Founder of Electronics Dynasty Has DiedThe man who turned Samsung into a tech powerhouse—and nearly lost it all amid white-collar crime convictions—died Sunday in Seoul, the Washington Post reports. Lee Kun-hee was 78. "Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,...
Newser22 hours ago
An employee counts cash in the sports book at Freehold Raceway in Freehold, N.J. on Oct. 24, 2020. Freehold has become the third New Jersey horse track to offer sports betting, and it joins eight Atlantic City casinos in doing so. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Freehold looks to make up ground in NJ sports betting raceSlow out of the gate as New Jersey sprinted ahead in the nascent U.S. sports betting market, Freehold Raceway is hoping to catch up to the pack as the latest entity in the state to offer it
The Associated Press23 hours ago
A view of the offices of Vastaamo psychotherapy centre, in Pasila, Helsinki, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers who are seeking ransom from clients. Finnish Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo tweeted on Sunday that authorities would “provide speedy crisis help to victims” of the security breach at the Vastaamo psychotherapy center, an incident she called “shocking and very serious.”   (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland shocked by therapy center hacking, client blackmail Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds — and possibly thousands — of patient records at a Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers now demanding ransoms
The Associated Press1 day ago
Samsung Electronics' Seocho building is seen in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died, a Samsung statement said Sunday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78Lee Kun-Hee, who transformed Samsung Electronics from a small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy policyMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has hotly rejected complaints by a group of U.S. lawmakers about government policy favoring state companies in the energy market
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bulgaria signs 5G deal with US excluding Chinese firmsBulgaria has joined other Balkan countries in signing an agreement with the United States on high-speed wireless network security aimed at excluding Chinese hardware providers
The Associated Press2 days ago
US Navy: Both crew members on training plane from Florida that crashed in Alabama killed; victims' names not releasedUS Navy: Both crew members on training plane from Florida that crashed in Alabama killed; victims' names not released
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this image taken from video released by NASA, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft touches the surface of asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (NASA via AP)
Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraftA NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week's grab that it's jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space
The Associated Press2 days ago
Report: Ransomware disables Georgia county election databaseA ransomware attack that hobbled a Georgia county government in early October reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication of absentee ballots
The Associated Press2 days ago
Twitter Skeptical of Report Trump Was HackedA Dutch tech researcher says he was able to gain access to President Trump's Twitter account last week by correctly guessing the password "maga2020!" There's a precedent here: He happens to be the same guy who accessed the president's Twitter account in 2016 by guessing the password of "yourefired," reports...
Newser3 days ago
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