• An Associated Press reporter holds a mobile phone showing the Facebook Messenger app installation page in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook is pushing more people to install its Messenger application, now by blocking people who want to send and receive messages via its mobile website instead of the app. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn’t choose

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.

  • AP source: Coughlin to join NFL’s operations staff

    Tom Coughlin will be joining the NFL’s football operations staff, a person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press.

  • Correction: Timber Town’s Comeback story

    PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) — In a story July 27 about a rural Oregon town that has reinvented itself as a high-tech outpost, The Associated Press reported erroneously when Facebook came to Prineville to look for a site for a data center. It was seven years ago, not 15.

  • Cowboys’ Gregory facing longer suspension over new violation

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory is facing a longer suspension over another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, and owner Jerry Jones says he doesn’t expect to see the troubled player at training camp in California.

  • Tomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, hands out an Olympic pin on his arrival for Rio 2016 Olympic games at Antonio Carlos Jobim Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27, 2016. (Yasuyochi Chiba/Pool Photo via AP)

    Olympic Channel to launch on Aug. 21 after Rio closing

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC will launch its new Olympic Channel next month following the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • In this July 25, 2016 photo, actor Matt Damon poses for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his latest film, "Jason Bourne." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    Damon’s company is taking steps to address diversity crisis

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School. They’re the latest high-profile names in the industry who are throwing their weight behind the goal of inclusion, including J.J. Abrams and Ryan Murphy.

  • Jeffrey Loria, left, owner of the Miami Marlins, Robert Manfred Jr., commissioner of baseball, and Jeff Conine, special assistant to the president of the Marlins, unveil the official logo for the 2017 All-Star Game that will be held in Miami, during a ceremony before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Manfred: more rule changes needed to improve pace of play

    MIAMI (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

  • In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on U.S. monetary policy. The Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement Wednesday, July 27, after wrapping up a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Fed keeps key interest rate steady but sees fewer risks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September.

    Updated: 1:49 pm

  • Predators sign Calle Jarnkrok to 6-year, $12 million deal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a one-year contract hours after signing forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract through 2021-22.

    Updated: 12:21 pm

  • In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Comcast trucks are parked in a lot in the company's Westford, Mass. operations center. Cable companies have poured millions into new tools and hires to try to de-agonize the process of getting cable TV, internet or phone service. It’s part of a years-long effort to try to assuage customers as the specter of “cord-cutting” _ dumping cable for Netflix and the like _ haunts the industry. (AP Photo/Tali Arbel, File)

    And now it’s Comcast vs. the wait for the cable guy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear the one about the cable company that’s actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it’s no joke.

    Updated: 12:13 pm