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Dept. of Homeland Security frees Emirati airline from laptop ban

Etihad Airways has been exempted from a U.S. ban on laptops and other electronics for flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport, officials said Sunday, the change to a three-month-old Trump administration policy affecting flights to the United States from eight ...

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Irondequoit High School cancels trip to Paris

IRONDEQUOIT — Irondequoit High School has canceled a class trip to Paris because of concerns over security in the French capitol after Friday’s terrorist attacks. Jim Thomas, a French teacher at Irondequoit High School outside Rochester, tells WHAM-TV that he notified ...

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New nations joining cyber-espionage game

LONDON — Researchers say some smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in off-the-shelf cyber-espionage products. Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab said in a report recently ...

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Justice Dept. expands cybercrime reach into southeast Asia

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is broadening its overseas efforts against cybercrime, for the first time stationing a legal adviser in Malaysia to help ensure Southeast Asian countries have the laws and tools to fight hackers. The position is intended ...

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Host a student for Thanksgiving Day

Just as the Native Americans welcomed settlers to the New World to the First Thanksgiving feast, Rochester Global Connections invites the Rochester community to welcome international students from local universities by hosting them for Thanksgiving Dinner. It may be an ...

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EU court: Data sharing pact with US invalid

LUXEMBOURG — Europe’s top court ruled Tuesday that data stored on U.S. servers is potentially unsafe because of government spying, a blow to companies such as Facebook that might need to change the way they handle private data from the ...

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Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups. The justices agreed ...

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Major companies push for LGBT rights globally

NEW YORK — A dozen corporations, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Coca-Cola Co., are joining a new coalition to push for LGBT rights in the workplace in places beyond the U.S. and Western Europe. The organization is partly a ...

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Yuan devaluation could weigh on Chinese buyers of US homes

Shanshan Wu already owns three houses back home in China. But the 36-year-old has spent the last two months in Chicago shopping for a three-bedroom. She’s got cash to spend – up to $400,000. And she’s not done. “The real ...

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House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama’s authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement ...

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