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  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:31:54 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.
  • US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

    US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:42:10 GMT
    A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
    A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to know whether the program will inevitably...
  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:34 GMT
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their...
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess...
  • Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites

    Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:22 GMT
    Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.
    As federal investigators worked Tuesday to determine who stole and posted nude photos of several female celebrities online, the images continued to be removed from various sites.
  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:42 GMT
    A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor.
    Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:32:58 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:14 GMT
    Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.
    Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.
  • Google's corporate products division changes name

    Google's corporate products division changes name

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:02:33 GMT
    Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.
    Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.
  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:11:45 GMT
    Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large...
    Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.
  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:11 GMT
    A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers.
    A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.
  • Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

    Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:09 GMT
    Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
    Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
  • Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

    Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:51:57 GMT
    Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.
    Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.
  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:22:06 GMT
    Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.
    Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.
  • Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

    Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:31:30 GMT
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.
  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:41:10 GMT
    An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to...
    Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.
  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:17 GMT
    A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online.
    The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
  • Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:18 GMT
    Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.
    Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.
  • Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:17 GMT
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.
  • Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

    Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:08 GMT
    A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.
    A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.
  • Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

    Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:01 GMT
    China's biggest property developer has launched an e-commerce venture with Internet giants Baidu and Tencent, adding to competition for industry leader Alibaba Group.
    China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:11:13 GMT
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
  • Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

    Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:11:11 GMT
    There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:11:04 GMT
    The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
    The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:41:00 GMT
    Japanese government and business leaders pledged support Monday for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort to modernize his country's economy.
    Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.
  • Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

    Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:51:47 GMT
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, saying Iran cannot "close the gates to the world."
    Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.
  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:31:31 GMT
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:23:49 GMT
    Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

    New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:38 GMT
    Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design.
    With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.
  • Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

    Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:27 GMT
    Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
    Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:23 GMT
    Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
    Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:18 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:10 GMT
    Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on...
    Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.
  • 5 things to know about earthquake faults

    5 things to know about earthquake faults

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:31:18 GMT
    The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake...
    The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:40:42 GMT
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:01:02 GMT
    Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.
  • Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:52 GMT
    As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion...
    Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian...
  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    Video games come of age as spectator sport

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:50:42 GMT
    Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like...
    Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street...
  • India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

    India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:50:31 GMT
    Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
    Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:10:32 GMT
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
  • Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

    Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:10:29 GMT
    At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are...
    Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:32:55 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of...
  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

    Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:19:00 GMT
    A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.
    A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:32:57 GMT
    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
    Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
  • Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

    Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:11 GMT
    NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.
    NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.
  • Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

    Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:05 GMT
    The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
    The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
  • Egypt militants post beheading video

    Egypt militants post beheading video

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:20:00 GMT
    An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month.
    An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month.
  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:49:47 GMT
    The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research says that so far its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.
    The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.
  • Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

    Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:49:08 GMT
    Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7...
    French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company...
  • TiVo to make version for those without cable

    TiVo to make version for those without cable

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:15 GMT
    Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.
    Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.
  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:10 GMT
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
  • Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

    Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:02 GMT
    Sony says its PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online attack.
    Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.
  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:39:13 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer...
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:29:03 GMT
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
  • Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

    Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:29:45 GMT
    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from...
    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one...
  • Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter

    Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:38:23 GMT
    Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry's most lucrative IPO.
    Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs.
  • Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

    Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:38:50 GMT
    A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by...
    U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists...
  • Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist

    Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:29:02 GMT
    The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors.
    An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released...
  • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:56 GMT
    Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.
    Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400...
  • Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:39:12 GMT
    Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.
    People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
  • NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

    NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:49:23 GMT
    NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.
    NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.
  • Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

    Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:49:14 GMT
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.
  • LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

    LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:21 GMT
    LG Electronics Inc. is sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology for TVs, announcing two new giant models with ultra-high definition screens.
    LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.
  • 2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:18 GMT
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival...
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's...
  • Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:19:59 GMT
    Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming.
    Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.
  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:41:04 GMT
    The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might...
    The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage...
  • Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

    Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:28:22 GMT
    Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.
    Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:28:43 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
  • Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:58:40 GMT
    Two earthquakes measuring over 5 in magnitude - the biggest yet - have shaken Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano after the country issued an aviation red alert warning that an ash-emitting eruption may be imminent.
    Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement...
  • Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo

    Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:58:28 GMT
    Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship's cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts.
    Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship's cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts.
  • Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

    Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:00:44 GMT
    Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.
    Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:00:41 GMT
    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.
    The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance...
  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:00:28 GMT
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone operators and investors have filed lawsuits challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model...
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the...
  • Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

    Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 05:28:36 GMT
    If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
    If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:58:57 GMT
    Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
    New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio...
  • Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

    Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:49:53 GMT
    Iran's state TV has broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed it shot down near an Iranian nuclear site.
    A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iranian nuclear site, prompting questions about how a plane with limited range could have...
  • Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:27:19 GMT
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
  • Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

    Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:17 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:17:03 GMT
    SoundCloud says it will start paying artists and record firms whose music is played on the popular streaming site.
    SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
  • NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:16:58 GMT
    A U.S. research institute says construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be completed by fall, allowing Pyongyang (pyuhng-yahng) to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to...
    Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
  • Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

    Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:16:48 GMT
    Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams.
    Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an...
  • NASA: Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

    NASA: Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:57:12 GMT
    Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.
    Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.
  • Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

    Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:27:43 GMT
    Police say a 38-year-old man has died after being shot multiple times during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley music venue.
    A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.
  • Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

    Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:27:40 GMT
    James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held in captivity for nearly two years, will be remembered Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in his hometown.
    Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor.
  • Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:17:02 GMT
    A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include prints left behind by an ankylosaurus (ayn-kuh-loh-SAWR'-uhs), dromaeosaurus (droh-MEE'-uh-sawr-uhs) and a menacing ancestor of the...
    A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.
  • GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:17:01 GMT
    A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
    About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
  • Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:28:35 GMT
    A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
    The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:48:25 GMT
    Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.
    Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area.
  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:26:25 GMT
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.
    The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.
  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:26:05 GMT
    Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
    Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
  • Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:26:02 GMT
    Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
    Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:55 GMT
    Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the...
    Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced...
  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 08:45:04 GMT
    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this...
    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power...
  • Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:07:42 GMT
    Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.
    Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.
  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:16:13 GMT
    Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
    Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
  • MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:16:11 GMT
    The head of baseball's online business says an easing of blackout restrictions on games online could come as early as next season.
    An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.
  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:44:58 GMT
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two...
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on...
  • B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:35:26 GMT
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.
  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:15:10 GMT
    On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
    On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
  • Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:07:30 GMT
    In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of...
    In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the...
  • Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:05:48 GMT
    The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
    The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:35:14 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
  • Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:47:05 GMT
    Asian stocks got a slight boost from Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower.
    Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key...
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:13 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
  • Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

    Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:19 GMT
    Authorities say they've identified the couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone.
    The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday.
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:43 GMT
    A government audit says an "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it.
    An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.
  • Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:55:07 GMT
    Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a...
    Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few...
  • Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:25 GMT
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called...
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the...
  • Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:26 GMT
    Two space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk.
    Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.
  • 100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:18 GMT
    A new study by some of the world's leading elephant experts estimates that poachers killed 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012.
    Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and...
  • Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:12 GMT
    Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.
    Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:09 GMT
    A new federal study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
    Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
  • US won't reveal records on health website security

    US won't reveal records on health website security

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:24:46 GMT
    The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially"...
    After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the...
  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:24:37 GMT
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.
  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:24:33 GMT
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles...
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
  • Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

    Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:36 GMT
    Experts say police and security services are using voice-recognition software and other technology, as well as human tips, as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of...
    The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.
  • Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:53:19 GMT
    Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim.
    Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?
  • Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

    Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:45:12 GMT
    The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.
  • Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

    Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:54:58 GMT
    Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
    Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
  • Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

    Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:13:31 GMT
    German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to...
    German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from...
  • HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

    HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:14:11 GMT
    HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.
    HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.
  • Community Health details attack on patient records

    Community Health details attack on patient records

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:14:07 GMT
    Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
    Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
  • Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

    Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:36:28 GMT
    Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?
    Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?
  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:04:32 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...
  • Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

    Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:48 GMT
    Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages...
    Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of...
  • Government wants to make cars talk to each other

    Government wants to make cars talk to each other

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:14:40 GMT
    The Obama administration says it wants to require that future cars and trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
    The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid...
  • Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:14:48 GMT
    Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last...
    Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
  • Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

    Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:15:27 GMT
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London soon - but did not say when or explain his decision.
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse...
  • Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

    Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:15:18 GMT
    Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
    Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
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