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  • Netflix still piling up viewers and big programming bills

    July 17, 2017 8:44 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves. But the online video service has a long-term problem: its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it. That hasn't been a big issue so far. Investors have... more »
  • Survey: 4 in 10 US adults have experienced online harassment

    July 11, 2017 12:38 PM

    NEW YORK - A new survey says a whopping 41 percent of U.S. adults have experienced online harassment, ranging from offensive name-calling to stalking and sexual harassment. That's up from 35 percent in 2014. The Pew Research Center says that 66 percent of respondents have witnessed... more »
  • Walmart testing store employee delivery of US online orders

    June 1, 2017 2:06 PM

    BENTONVILLE - Walmart says it's testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while they are driving home from their work shifts. The "associate delivery" program would use Walmart's 4,700 U.S. stores and roughly 1.2 million employees to speed delivery and cut costs.... more »
  • Texas man guilty in death of woman whose body was shown on Facebook

    May 10, 2017 4:58 PM

    McKINNEY, Texas - A judge has determined a Dallas-area man is guilty of murder in the death of his girlfriend whose lifeless body was displayed on social media. State District Judge Scott Becker found 46-year-old Kenneth Amyx guilty Wednesday on just the second day of the nonjury trial. The Dallas... more »
  • Hacker releases stolen copies of Netflix series

    April 29, 2017 4:04 PM

    A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black." The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, announced the move on Twitter early Saturday. The post included a link to... more »
  • L.L. Bean orders delayed after systems upgrade problem

    April 25, 2017 8:03 AM

    FREEPORT - Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean says a systems upgrade is causing shipping delays. The Press Herald reports that some customer orders have delays up to a week. The Maine-based company says the delays were caused by an upgrade to the retailer's order-processing and fulfillment systems. L.L. Bean has apologized... more »
  • House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

    March 28, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. It's the first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to... more »
  • More victims come forward in Marine nude photo scandal

    March 17, 2017 5:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Navy investigator says more victims are complaining about explicit photos of them being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps. Former and current female Marines say their photographs and those of women in other services have been shared on social media without... more »
  • Louisiana among most dangerous states for online dating

    January 26, 2017 6:34 PM

    Louisiana was recently ranked No. 3 in a study to determine the most dangerous states for online dating. In a report released by SafeWise and HighSpeedInternet.com, Louisiana ranks just behind Alaska and Washington D.C. for risky online meet ups. The top 10 was determined by compiling the most... more »
  • Bills would ease early voting and online voter registration in Mississippi

    January 23, 2017 9:10 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Proposals to allow early voting and to create online registration for first-time voters are advancing at the Mississippi Capitol. So is a plan that could eventually simplify restoration of voting rights for people who served time for nonviolent felonies. All three bills passed the House Elections Committee... more »
  • Deputies searching for fake online puppy sellers

    January 4, 2017 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating two suspects wanted for questioning regarding an online scam. According to the sheriff's office, victims outside of Louisiana reported that they interacted with online sellers to buy puppies. The victims provided money to... more »
  • WWII meet www: World War II oral histories now going online

    December 17, 2016 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's D-Days - that is, digital days - at the National World War II Museum, with historians seeking to storm the internet and move thousands of first-person accounts of the fighting online. Executives with the New Orleans museum say creating a vast online digital collection of 9,000... more »
  • Congress backs bill on customer rights for online review

    November 28, 2016 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation to ensure that customers who want to post negative reviews on websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor can do so without legal repercussions. The Senate passed the measure by voice vote Monday night. Supporters of the bill say it is needed to... more »
  • With deals offered early, will shoppers buy on Cyber Monday?

    November 28, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW YORK - Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year, but stores are releasing internet deals earlier than ever this year as well as making them available in stores. Shoppers looking... more »
  • Federal court blocks Louisiana online verification law

    October 10, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A judge signed an order permanently preventing Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 state law that required websites to verify the age of internet users before accessing non-obscene material. The order was signed by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of federal district court on Friday. Judge Jackson... more »
  • Ascension Schools release temporary education plan

    August 23, 2016 9:06 PM

    The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impact Schools is now available online . The website includes a graphic outlining the temporary placements for students in the parish, and also includes important messages regarding transportation, counseling, school uniforms and other important information. You can also view more... more »
  • District attorneys drop bid to save 'age verification' law

    August 2, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's district attorneys are dropping their bid to preserve a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages before providing access to material that could be deemed harmful to children. A court filing Monday says the district attorneys... more »
  • Online, gunman said: 'You've got to fight back'

    July 18, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In online posts, a man using an alias of the Baton Rouge shooter says protests alone don't work, and people must fight back after the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Documents show that gunman Gavin Eugene Long sought to change his name last... more »
  • Sad story was fiction, and woman is out thousands of dollars Play Video

    June 24, 2016 9:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A Prairieville woman says a scam artist used a heart-bleeding story, Amazon and a reasonably priced camper to swindle her out of thousands of dollars. Cissy Blackwell was hoping to purchase a new camper to enjoy this summer. "I'm ready to get on the road," she... more »
  • Martha Stewart gets into meal kit business

    June 14, 2016 11:50 AM

    NEW YORK - Cooking like Martha Stewart is about to get easier. The home goods mogul and cookbook author is getting into the fast-growing meal kit business. Subscribers will get a box shipped to their door with Stewart's recipes and all the ingredients needed to cook up the dishes... more »
  • Bill aimed at identifying sex offenders online gets final OK

    May 25, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal described as helping parents keep their children away from sex offenders when they play video games or participate in other online activities has received final passage. The bill by Republican Rep. Cameron Henry, of Metairie, would let the public have access to email addresses and... more »
  • New Orleans to hold online property auction

    March 2, 2016 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The City of New Orleans holds its monthly online auction for adjudicated properties on Wednesday. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 40 properties are scheduled to be sold throughout the community, where winning bidders will receive full ownership and title insurance for each property. A property is... more »
  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    November 30, 2015 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are rolling out online deals today, the so-called "Cyber Monday." But since shoppers these days are online all the time anyway, the shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. Still, today is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it... more »
  • Study: New docs' suicidal thoughts eased with online therapy

    November 4, 2015 12:26 PM

    CHICAGO - Doctors-in-training face long, stressful hours, sleepless nights and a high risk of depression and suicidal thoughts. A study suggests online self-help behavior therapy could help. Suicidal thoughts were much less common in new doctors who had four half-hour online sessions prior to their first year of post-graduate... more »
  • Lawmaker: 99 percent of people don't pay online sales tax Play Video

    October 28, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lawmaker is hoping to tackle a growing $808 million loss in tax revenue due to sales being made online. People are not paying the taxes on out-of-state purchases made online. Buyers are supposed to report online purchases each year on tax returns. “You're legally... more »
  • Blighted EBR properties could be sold online Play Video

    October 27, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Mid City woman says she's tired of hearing the drug addicts and prostitutes who've set up shop in the abandoned house right next to hers. "My window is right next to it, so you hear them all night going in and out," said resident Candy... more »
  • Snowden on video at NYC forum to promote privacy treaty

    September 24, 2015 2:33 PM

    NEW YORK - Edward Snowden appeared in New York via video to launch a campaign promoting an international treaty to protect privacy. The former National Security Agency systems analyst appeared from Moscow via a video link Thursday at a forum in Manhattan on the so-called "Snowden Treaty." Advocates say the... more »
  • Prosecutors' web posts at issue again in politician's appeal

    September 1, 2015 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has heard the latest arguments on whether a new trial should be granted to a woman who served in Louisiana's state House and the New Orleans City Council before being convicted of corruption in 2011. Renee Gill Pratt is serving four-years and... more »
  • CVS Photo website credit card info possibly stolen in breach

    July 17, 2015 1:03 PM

    NEW YORK - CVS is warning customers that its online photo service may have suffered a data breach and has shut it down. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says the site is being switched off as a precaution and that it has also sealed off related mobile device apps. Payment... more »
  • 2 US agents charged with fraud during Silk Road inquiry

    March 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Two former federal agents have been charged with stealing digital currency during their investigation into an online black market that allowed users to buy and sell drugs and other illegal items. Carl M. Force of Baltimore was a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Shaun... more »
  • US retail sales rise on autos, online purchases

    November 14, 2014 10:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose 0.3 percent last month after falling by the same amount in September. Excluding gas stations, where falling prices... more »
  • Cat Haven's Mewster Mash, online auction Play Video

    October 28, 2014 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every good witch needs a sidekick, and you can find yours this weekend at Cat Haven's Mewster Mash. Executive Director Wendy Decker joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning to talk about the event. The Halloween party will serve as a kickoff to the organization's... more »
  • Southern Lab rebounds with online enrollment

    October 6, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shift to online education has restored Southern University Lab School's financial health and prospects, perhaps even helping attract local students to the physical campus next to the historically black university in Baton Rouge. Southern Lab's Virtual School, barely a year old, teaches more than 600 students... more »

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