New York state tightens rules on Airbnb
New York state tightened rules Friday on home-sharing services like Airbnb, slapping a steep fine on people who rent their entire, unoccupied apartment for fewer than 30 days. Airbnb immediately fired back, saying it would sue to keep the law from taking effect. State officials "rewarded a special interest -- the price-gouging hotel industry -- and ignored the voices of tens of thousands of New Yorkers," said Josh Meltzer, Airbnb's head of public policy in New York.
AT&T in advanced talks to buy Time Warner: banking source
Telecom giant AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire entertainment group Time Warner to add in-house content to distribution services, a banking source familiar with the negotiations said Friday. A deal possibly worth more than $90 billion could be announced as soon as Monday, the source told AFP, confirming a report in The Wall Street Journal. AT&T is the second-largest US wireless carrier and third-largest cable TV provider in the United States, while Time Warner controls a valuable stable of entertainment content suppliers, including Warner Bros. film and TV studios, the HBO television production group, cable news giant CNN, and the TNT and TBS cable channels.
Indians could have starter Salazar back for World Series
US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firmCyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials. The White House described the ...
Some progress in Geneva talks on Aleppo ceasefire: U.S.There has been some progress in Geneva talks this week among the United States, Russia and other nations trying to achieve a ceasefire agreement in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The crux of the discussions, according to a diplomat briefed on them, was on whether there was a way to separate out al Qaeda-linked fighters in eastern Aleppo, thereby depriving Syrian and Russian forces of their main targets in the city. Rebels in Aleppo opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government are fighting to defend themselves against the firepower of the Syrian army, supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power.
No discipline for 2 Minneapolis officers in man's slaying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday.
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Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody
BALTIMORE (AP) ? A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.
New NYC law, San Francisco lawsuit highlight global risks for Airbnb
SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. "Throughout the country, people representing cities have called me to ask what's going on with the litigation," he said.