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  • Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:51:18 GMT
    Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that came in below analyst expectations, as it took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.
    Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing...
  • Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:51:12 GMT
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
  • Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

    Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:23:28 GMT
    Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
    Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
  • LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

    LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:12 GMT
    LinkedIn says it is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.
    LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.
  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:41:34 GMT
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the...
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White...
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:40:55 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:23:20 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
  • Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:54:17 GMT
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving...
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition...
  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    Protect yourself from identity theft

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:32:39 GMT
    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency,...
    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which...
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:11:36 GMT
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

    Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:53:17 GMT
    Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.
    Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.
  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:51:17 GMT
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:57 GMT
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:52 GMT
    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their...
    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their...
  • Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:32:31 GMT
    This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.
    This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.
  • 'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

    'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:52:02 GMT
    Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
    Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
  • Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

    Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:03:55 GMT
    Verizon is reporting that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after securing full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
    Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
  • Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:22:00 GMT
    The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
    The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
  • Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

    Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:54 GMT
    Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.
    Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:51 GMT
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
  • Correction: Apple-Board story

    Correction: Apple-Board story

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:43 GMT
    One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors.
    In a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Jobs was diagnosed with...
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...
  • Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

    Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:40:18 GMT
    Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
    Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
  • Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:21:50 GMT
    Yahoo says it will buy Flurry Inc., which helps other companies make apps and design mobile ad campaigns.
    Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.
  • Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:31:43 GMT
    The Army's troubled intelligence system has suffered another setback.
    Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
  • Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:35 GMT
    A military spokesman says the Twitter account run by Kenya's military has been taken over by hackers claiming to be from the activist collective Anonymous.
    The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday
  • US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:13 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
  • US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:30:49 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • 66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:19 GMT
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
  • Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

    Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:03 GMT
    Now's the time to get moonstruck.
    Now's the time to get moonstruck.
  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:50 GMT
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
  • TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

    TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:41 GMT
    Pedestrians along a short stretch of sidewalk in the nation's capital are being confronted with a choice.
    Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital Thursday found themselves with a choice.
  • Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery

    Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:39 GMT
    Scientists say a space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice flying in tandem.
    A space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice, scientists said Thursday.
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:21:10 GMT
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses drive sales through the world's biggest online social network.
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
  • Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:56 GMT
    Google's second-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as World Cup fever drove more traffic to the Internet company's search engine and YouTube video site while Android devices spurred more sales of movies,...
    Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.
  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:35 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
    Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to...
  • CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:27 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.
  • New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:26 GMT
    New York regulators have proposed establishing a framework for commerce in virtual currency that would apply to firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing it, as well as retail conversions.
    State regulators trying to curb money laundering and safeguard investors on Thursday proposed a special set of rules for firms involved in trading and storing virtual currencies.
  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:09:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:19:26 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said...
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:32:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:22:29 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:21 GMT
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
  • IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

    IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:37 GMT
    The IRS says Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
    The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
  • LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

    LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:00:50 GMT
    LeBron James has to make another big decision.
    LeBron James has to make another big decision.
  • Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:40:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid from Twenty-First Century Fox and says it has no interest in further discussions with Rupert Murdoch's media entertainment giant.
    Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
  • Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

    Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:45 GMT
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.
  • Commercial shipment arrives at space station

    Commercial shipment arrives at space station

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:41 GMT
    The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday morning.
    The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday.
  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:31 GMT
    A new study found that cities that regularly replace old natural gas lines don't leak as much methane as older cities who don't fix them.
    Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new...
  • California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

    California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:24 GMT
    Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking...
    Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their...
  • Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:38:13 GMT
    No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
    No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
  • US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:11:56 GMT
    Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade...
    Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade...
  • Should online accounts die when you die?

    Should online accounts die when you die?

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:43:53 GMT
    Should your emails, Web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters?
    Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters?
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...
  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:35 GMT
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
  • 49ers open posh, high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

    49ers open posh, high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:19:16 GMT
    The San Francisco have opened their new stadium in Santa Clara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with all the opulence of their new home.
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.
  • Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:40:21 GMT
    Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion.
    Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.
  • Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:21:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama wants local government officials to prepare their communities now for the effects of climate change.
    Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate...
  • Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:09:31 GMT
    Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.
    Another round of U.S. sanctions on Russia weighed on markets Thursday. News that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 had been shot down over Ukraine added to the negative tone.
  • Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:39:24 GMT
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching a joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:58:25 GMT
    A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when you die.
    You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?
  • Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

    Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:47:17 GMT
    The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment...
    The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment system's...
  • Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay's 2Q profit

    Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay's 2Q profit

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:02:40 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that...
    EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.
  • Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

    Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:02:36 GMT
    Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.
    Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.
  • Attorney: Woman had no reason to kill Google exec

    Attorney: Woman had no reason to kill Google exec

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:51:51 GMT
    A high-end prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die on his yacht after shooting him up with a fatal hit of heroin is scheduled to appear in a California courtroom Wednesday to answer to manslaughter,...
    A woman accused by police of being a high-priced prostitute and abandoning a Google executive after shooting him up with a fatal dose of heroin would never have wanted him to die because he was paying her well, a defense...
  • Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

    Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:47:49 GMT
    Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, hurt by a decline in display advertising sales that the company has been struggling with in recent years.
    Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales.
  • Dad's heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers

    Dad's heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:22:45 GMT
    Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked...
    Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her...
  • Chinese woman in trade secrets case seeks release

    Chinese woman in trade secrets case seeks release

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:15:16 GMT
    A woman from China awaiting trial in Iowa on charges she conspired to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is asking the government to release her on bond so she can travel to California and to her...
    A woman from China awaiting trial in Iowa on charges she conspired to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is asking the government to release her on bond so she can travel to California and to her homeland.
  • US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars

    US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:53:10 GMT
    U.S. stock futures are pointing to a higher opening Wednesday on second-quarter earnings reports and deal news. Investors are also keeping an eye on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is testifying to Congress...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Major stock indexes rebounded Wednesday, finishing higher for the third time in four days and lifting the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record close this month.
  • Company gets new name after protests by Hawaiians

    Company gets new name after protests by Hawaiians

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:49:24 GMT
    A company aiming to provide easier access to sexually transmitted disease test results and other medical records announced a new name on Wednesday after facing protests by Native Hawaiians for using the word hula.
    A company aiming to provide easier access to sexually transmitted disease test results and other medical records announced a new name on Wednesday after facing protests by Native Hawaiians for using the word hula.
  • South Dakota teen finishes flight around the world

    South Dakota teen finishes flight around the world

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:50:14 GMT
    A South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
    By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press A South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
  • Earthquakes cause minor damage in central Oklahoma

    Earthquakes cause minor damage in central Oklahoma

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:50:04 GMT
    Two early morning earthquakes rattled residents in central Oklahoma on Tuesday and caused minor damage at local businesses.
    Two early morning earthquakes rattled residents in central Oklahoma on Tuesday and caused minor damage at local businesses.
  • Visa launches new service to pay online

    Visa launches new service to pay online

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:02:52 GMT
    Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
    Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
  • Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange

    Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:33:22 GMT
    A Swedish court has decided to uphold the detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in...
    A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London...
  • UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

    UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:01:33 GMT
    The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars, with plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021.
    Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitions trip to Mars. The energy-rich country on the...
  • F-35's no-show at Farnborough disappoints

    F-35's no-show at Farnborough disappoints

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:51:58 GMT
    The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a...
    The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a price worth...
  • BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

    BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:36:59 GMT
    BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
    BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry.
  • UK prosecutors: No phone hacking charges against 6

    UK prosecutors: No phone hacking charges against 6

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:51:05 GMT
    British prosecutors say they will not charge six former News of the World journalists over alleged phone hacking by staff of the tabloid's features desk.
    British prosecutors say they will not charge six former News of the World journalists over alleged phone hacking by staff of the tabloid's features desk.
  • Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

    Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:54:10 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard's Interim Chairman Ralph Whitworth has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.
    Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.
  • Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

    Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:36:56 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. says it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.
    Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.
  • UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping

    UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:36:45 GMT
    The United Nations' top human rights official says her office sees strong evidence that governments on every continent are hiding their increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens' digital...
    Governments on every continent are hiding an increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens' digital lives, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.
  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:19:46 GMT
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
  • Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

    Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:12:30 GMT
    Naver Corp. says its subsidiary Line Corp. that operates a popular mobile messaging app is considering listing its shares in Tokyo or New York.
    Line Corp., the operator of a popular mobile messaging app, has submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange but might also seek a New York listing, its parent company Naver Corp. said Wednesday.
  • Texas city weighs ban on new fracking permits

    Texas city weighs ban on new fracking permits

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:49 AM EDT2014-07-16 06:49:49 GMT
    A North Texas community that sits on what's believed to hold one of the biggest natural gas reserves in the U.S. could become the first city in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, with Denton City Council...
    A North Texas community that sits on a large natural gas reserve could become the first city in the state to partially ban hydraulic fracturing, with city leaders in Denton set to vote early Wednesday on a citizen-led...
  • Study: Friends share similarities in their DNA

    Study: Friends share similarities in their DNA

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:48:58 GMT
    You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers.
    You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers.
  • Sling Media unveils 2 devices for out-of-home TV

    Sling Media unveils 2 devices for out-of-home TV

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:49:24 GMT
    Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
    Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
  • Obama seeks to ease Germany's concerns on spying

    Obama seeks to ease Germany's concerns on spying

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:27:30 GMT
    President Barack Obama has spoken with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) about cooperation between the United States and Germany.
    President Barack Obama sought to allay German concerns Tuesday over allegations of espionage, pledging to work to improve cooperation during his first conversation with Germany's leader since two Germans were revealed...
  • Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:08:49 GMT
    The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
    The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
  • Answers on link between injection wells and quakes

    Answers on link between injection wells and quakes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:53:32 GMT
    States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry...
    States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of...
  • Space station shipment launched from Virginia

    Space station shipment launched from Virginia

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:51:08 GMT
    A fresh delivery is on its way to the International Space Station.
    A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.
  • Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting

    Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:50:46 GMT
    A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project.
    A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project.
  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:52:21 GMT
    The House has voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
    The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
  • Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board

    Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:51:31 GMT
    Google says it has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board.
    Google has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board.
  • Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

    Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:28:56 GMT
    A 48-foot female humpback whale that has been seen in the waters of southeast Alaska for nearly 40 years has been found dead.
    Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 48-foot female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat.
  • Billionaire Elon Musk giving $1M to Tesla museum

    Billionaire Elon Musk giving $1M to Tesla museum

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:28:46 GMT
    The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name.
    The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name.
  • Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

    Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:01:35 GMT
    A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.
    A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.
  • World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:00:13 GMT
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
  • Ride-sharing Lyft's New York City plans postponed

    Ride-sharing Lyft's New York City plans postponed

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:59:57 GMT
    New York officials say they've obtained a temporary restraining order against Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York City.
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft postponed its scheduled Friday launch in New York City while a state judge will wait until next week to consider whether its planned operations violate state and local laws.
  • Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?

    Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:28:31 GMT
    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's?
    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's?
  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:25:52 GMT
    President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline.
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent...
  • UK lawmakers debate emergency data-retention law

    UK lawmakers debate emergency data-retention law

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:43:02 GMT
    British lawmakers are debating the balance between privacy and security during an unusual one-day session designed to rush an online surveillance bill through parliament.
    British lawmakers debated the balance between privacy and security Tuesday during an unusual one-day session designed to rush an online surveillance bill through Parliament.
  • AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

    AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:19:27 GMT
    By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance.
    Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance.
  • FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

    FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:18:00 GMT
    More than a dozen people - including cancer patients, their family members and physicians - called on federal health regulators on Friday to block the use of electronic surgical tools used to remove fibroids, but...
    Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
  • Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

    Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-07-15 05:49:22 GMT
    A man whose wife was killed by lightning says he doesn't remember hearing or feeling anything when the bolt struck while they were hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park - only waking up to see a friend trying...
    Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to revive his wife.
  • Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition news

    Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition news

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:17:09 GMT
    Stock futures are climbing on Monday, as investors look to shake off the worst week for the stock market in three months. Citigroup's shares rose after it turned in better earnings and revenue than Wall Street...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks shook off last week's doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup.
  • LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

    LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:36:23 GMT
    LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
    LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
  • US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

    US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:35:38 GMT
    The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified...
    The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents...
  • Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:35:15 GMT
    Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
    Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
  • Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

    Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:34:44 GMT
    U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, and stealing data on military projects.
    U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest...
  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:49:38 GMT
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
  • US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

    US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:49:03 GMT
    U.S. officials on Thursday turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum, including two relics of a kind of dinosaur that a prosecutor said "memorably...
    U.S. officials on Thursday turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum, including two relics of a kind of dinosaur that a prosecutor said "memorably stampeded" in...
  • Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:48:53 GMT
    Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.
    Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
  • SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites

    SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:48:35 GMT
    The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites.
    The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites.
  • Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

    Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:47:32 GMT
    Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.
    Unseasonably cool weather will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.
  • Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil's impact

    Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil's impact

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:47:09 GMT
    Growing up, Ruth Anna Buffalo would follow the dirt track behind her house into the rugged North Dakota badlands, swimming in creeks picketed with beaver dams, finding artifacts and climbing bluffs overlooking Lake...
    Growing up, Ruth Anna Buffalo would follow the dirt track behind her house into the rugged North Dakota badlands, swimming in creeks picketed with beaver dams, finding artifacts and climbing bluffs overlooking Lake...
  • Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Sunday, July 13 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-13 22:08:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!
    By The Associated Press Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!
  • Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

    Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:27:42 GMT
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
  • San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service

    San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:03:55 GMT
    An Italy-based company behind a mobile app allowing San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit says it has temporarily shut down service following an order from the city attorney to...
    An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.
  • Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

    Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:03:23 GMT
    Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.
    Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.
  • Chinese officials will buy more electric cars

    Chinese officials will buy more electric cars

    Sunday, July 13 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-07-13 10:16:30 GMT
    China says at least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles" as it attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.
    At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and...
  • Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

    Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:37:04 GMT
    A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of...
    A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal...
  • Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program

    Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:35:58 GMT
    Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.
    Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.
  • Heads up! Supermoon coming Saturday; 3 this summer

    Heads up! Supermoon coming Saturday; 3 this summer

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:30:13 GMT
    The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a "supermoon."
    The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a "supermoon."
  • Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-12 13:48:13 GMT
    Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.
    Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.
  • Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:29:17 GMT
    Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.
    Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.
  • Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

    Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:24:31 GMT
    A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly.
    A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly.
  • Questions and answers about saltwater spills

    Questions and answers about saltwater spills

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:18:56 GMT
    By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal...
    By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal...
  • FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

    FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:16:18 GMT
    The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed...
    The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.
  • Morrison named AP's head of US video production

    Morrison named AP's head of US video production

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:40:44 GMT
    The Associated Press has named Vaughn Morrison as its new head of US video production.
    The Associated Press has named Vaughn Morrison as its new head of US video production.
  • Recalls this week: power adaptors, knives

    Recalls this week: power adaptors, knives

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:40:26 GMT
    By The Associated Press More than 30,000 power adaptors for cellphones have been recalled because they can overheat and pose a burn hazard. Other recalled items include charging kits that pose a...
    By The Associated Press More than 30,000 power adaptors for cellphones have been recalled because they can overheat and pose a burn hazard. Other recalled items include charging kits that pose a fire...
  • World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:10:23 GMT
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
  • Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:40:02 GMT
    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for...
    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret...
  • Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

    Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:54:10 GMT
    Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
    Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

    UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:53:31 GMT
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Thursday to rush through fresh measures to give police and spy agencies the power to scoop up mobile phone and internet data.
    Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and...
  • US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

    US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:51:55 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and China have had a frank exchange on the issue of cyberhacking during this week's "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" in Beijing.
    Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S....
  • WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

    WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-07-11 09:18:22 GMT
    A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East...
    A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory...
  • China tells reporters to work within state media

    China tells reporters to work within state media

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-07-11 08:38:49 GMT
    Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they...
    Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are...
  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

    Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-07-11 08:11:56 GMT
    When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough...
    When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions...
  • Researchers try to save huge US salamander

    Researchers try to save huge US salamander

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-07-11 07:38:30 GMT
    With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad...
    With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad...
  • Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

    Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:20:43 GMT
    Company officials say cleanup efforts are expected to take weeks after a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation leaked around 1 million gallons of saltwater.
    The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday.
  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

    Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:52:41 GMT
    A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.
    Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of...
  • Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

    Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:45:37 GMT
    Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.
    A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
  • California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

    California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:57:08 GMT
    A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced for a rare economic-espionage conviction.
    A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.
  • GOP lawmakers try to ease new curbs on ivory sales

    GOP lawmakers try to ease new curbs on ivory sales

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:55:34 GMT
    Illegal ivory trading is flourishing, and the U.S. wants to crack down on ivory sales as a way of combating elephant and rhinoceros poaching.
    Republicans in the House want to hold up new federal rules intended to crack down on ivory sales because it is becoming more difficult for owners of musical instruments, antiques and guns made with ivory to trade in such...
  • 2 whales die along Puerto Rico's southwest coast

    2 whales die along Puerto Rico's southwest coast

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:55:00 GMT
    Government officials in Puerto Rico are investigating the deaths of two of three pilot whales that stranded themselves in the island's southwest region.
    Government officials in Puerto Rico are investigating the deaths of two of three pilot whales that stranded themselves in the island's southwest region.
  • Mexico Mayan site gets double heritage status

    Mexico Mayan site gets double heritage status

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:54:52 GMT
    The southern Mexico Mayan ruins of Calakmul have become the country's first site to receive the "mixed" World Heritage designation from the United Nations.
    The southern Mexico Mayan ruins of Calakmul have become the country's first site to receive the "mixed" World Heritage designation from the United Nations.
  • Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

    Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:54:49 GMT
    As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
    As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
  • Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

    Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:21:17 GMT
    Verizon says it added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets.
    Verizon added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets, the company said Thursday.
  • Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

    Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:11:16 GMT
    A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.
  • PC shipment slump bottoms out

    PC shipment slump bottoms out

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:26:02 GMT
    A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
    A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
  • Los Alamos to get new supercomputer

    Los Alamos to get new supercomputer

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:31:47 GMT
    Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting a next-generation supercomputer to help maintain the safety and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting a next-generation supercomputer to help maintain the safety and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons.
  • Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

    Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-07-10 12:38:33 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. said its second-quarter operating income has declined to a two-year low hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.
    Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.
  • Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-10 09:57:39 GMT
    Heads up, World Cup athletes! The robots are coming - and their goal is to conquer the soccer field.
    When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.
  • Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

    Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:07 AM EDT2014-07-10 07:07:54 GMT
    Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers...
    Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said...
  • Judge says ocean sound blasts need not be halted

    Judge says ocean sound blasts need not be halted

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-07-10 06:07:57 GMT
    Scientific research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves can go ahead despite an effort by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to halt it, a judge ruled Tuesday.
    Scientific research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves can go ahead despite an effort by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to halt it, a judge ruled Tuesday.
  • Interior secretary pledges $43M for conservation

    Interior secretary pledges $43M for conservation

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-07-10 06:07:53 GMT
    U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide, kicking off a weeklong campaign around...
    U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide, kicking off a weeklong campaign around the...
  • Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-07-10 06:07:51 GMT
    A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
    A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
  • Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

    Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-07-10 05:18:56 GMT
    A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges is accused of hacking into computers at Western Washington restaurants, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo.
    A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege.
  • NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

    NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-07-10 05:18:46 GMT
    The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney...
    The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general...
  • Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:48:13 GMT
    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for...
    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for...
  • New York police see risks with drones' popularity

    New York police see risks with drones' popularity

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:50:27 GMT
    One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a...
    One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police...
  • Army leaders defend flawed intelligence system

    Army leaders defend flawed intelligence system

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:18:33 GMT
    Gen. John Campbell, the army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, cited his son's experiences as a soldier there to answer a senator's tough questions last year about a...
    Gen. John Campbell, the army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, cited his son's experiences as a soldier there to answer a senator's tough questions last year about a troubled...
  • Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

    Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:02:17 GMT
    An Oklahoma farmer's iPhone that was lost when it fell into a grain elevator has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan.
    Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.
  • Hagel says nuclear operation has drifted

    Hagel says nuclear operation has drifted

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:47:54 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is telling naval submariners that the U.S. has let its focus on the military's nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at...
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told naval submariners on Wednesday that the U.S. has let its focus on the military's nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at...
  • MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

    MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:10:12 GMT
    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an affordable finger reader for people whose vision is impaired.
    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
  • Study: Fossil soaring bird had huge wingspan

    Study: Fossil soaring bird had huge wingspan

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:58:36 GMT
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.
  • Virgin Galactic partners with New Mexico hotel

    Virgin Galactic partners with New Mexico hotel

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:58:33 GMT
    Virgin Galactic appears to be getting closer to reaching its long-delayed goal of launching tourists into space.
    Virgin Galactic appears to be getting closer to reaching its long-delayed goal of launching tourists into space.
  • Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:38:25 GMT
    A media account reports that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign...
    An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign...
  • Scientists criticize Europe's $1.6B brain project

    Scientists criticize Europe's $1.6B brain project

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:09:00 GMT
    Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in...
    Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in general.
  • Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

    Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:08:08 GMT
    Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are returning to the starship Nostromo.
    Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.
  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:39:28 GMT
    Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
    Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
  • UK enhances airport security measures

    UK enhances airport security measures

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:21:29 GMT
    Britain is imposing enhanced security measures will authorize security staff to require any airline traveler - not just those bound for the United States - to power on electronic devices to guard against hidden...
    Britain has authorized airport security staff to require any traveler to turn on electronic devices as a way to test for hidden explosives. France and Germany are implementing similar measures, but only for travel to and...
  • Germany's WCup victory sets Twitter sports record

    Germany's WCup victory sets Twitter sports record

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:00:19 GMT
    It won't be what Brazil's fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.
    It won't be what Brazil's fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.
  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:27:21 GMT
    Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
    Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
  • Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:19:27 GMT
    A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
    A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
  • Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

    Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:17:33 GMT
    A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine - overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the...
    A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine - overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the...
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