Paul McCartney has filed a federal lawsuit against music publisher Sony/ATV, claiming ownership to songs he wrote with the Beatles. The singer-songwriter hopes to regain his copyrights to songs such as “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude” and “The Long and Winding Road” in October 2018. A rep for McCartney said that the paperwork, filed in a U.S. …

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For over a decade, Apple and Audible (an Amazon company) have enjoyed an exclusivity agreement that restricted the sale of digital audiobooks to one third-party platform: iTunes. The practice has helped both companies hold almost unassailable positions in the audiobook market, which led to a complaint by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des …

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Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection – a perpetual problem for many patients. Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, “superhemophobic” titanium surface that’s extremely repellent to blood. The material could form the basis for surgical implants with lower risk of rejection by …

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Fujifilm is announcing two new cameras today, though they will be very familiar to anyone that follows the company’s product lines. The new X100F and X-T20 are successors to the X100T and X-T10, respectively, and feature familiar designs with the new sensors and processors that debuted with the higher-end X-Pro2 and X-T2 last year. Both …

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SAN FRANCISCO — For a company that long eschewed the brick-and-mortar world, Amazon is opening a lot of bookstores these days. It’s got three up and running, in Seattle, San Diego and Portland, and says five more are coming. The profits from eight or even 80 bookstores are hardly a rounding error for the Seattle behemoth. So …

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open. The six-time winner struggled for rhythm and lost 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in four hours and 48 minutes. It is the first time Djokovic, 29, has lost in the second …

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NASA is preparing to send a spacecraft to a giant “metal” asteroid that may tell scientists the secret of how our solar system was formed. Led by Arizona State University researchers, the mission called “Psyche” is focused to know whether the asteroid, called “16 Psyche” and thought to be made of iron and nickel, could …

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Jermaine Jones has told ESPN that Tim Howard’s comments about national team players born or brought up overseas were “dangerous stuff” and that playing for USA wasn’t about being “half-American or full-American”. Jones, who was born in Germany and has 67 caps for USA, spent half a season alongside Howard at the Colorado Rapids before …

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NBC has given a 10-episode order to a revival of comedy “Will & Grace,” the broadcaster announced Tuesday. The limited series will reunite Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally with series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will serve as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed the …

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When animal abuse investigators received photos of Sinbad the cat, they had a hard time being able to tell that it was, in fact, a feline. That’s because Sinbad had been neglected to the point where his fur had collected into a five pound mat of gnarled hair. Persians typically need to be regularly groomed in …

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