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  • 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?
  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:54:22 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.
  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:46:21 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.
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:01 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.
  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:43:56 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.
  • Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:43:55 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...
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:45:17 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.
  • 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.
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:45:11 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...
  • MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:10 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.
  • 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...
  • US won't reveal records on health website security

    US won't reveal records on health website security

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:37 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...
  • Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:22 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.
  • Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:12 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.
  • 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.
  • B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:14:08 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.
  • 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.
  • Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:36:30 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.
  • 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?
  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:36:24 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.
  • 100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:36:20 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...
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:36:10 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.
  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:56:03 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.
  • 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...
  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:46:33 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.
  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:55:07 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.
  • 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.
  • Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:07:01 GMT
    A federal judge ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker on Friday to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his...
    A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the...
  • Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues

    Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:06:52 GMT
    The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.
    The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.
  • 'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

    'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:06:39 GMT
    Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
    Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
  • Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

    Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:06:33 GMT
    Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.
    Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.
  • Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts

    Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:44:00 GMT
    An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts, from butchered animal bones to uniform buttons, along with a lime kiln used to make...
    An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts, from butchered animal bones to uniform buttons, along with a lime kiln used to make mortar for...
  • Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

    Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:43:49 GMT
    He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking...
    He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to...
  • Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

    Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:43:43 GMT
    More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
    More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
  • Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

    Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:43:41 GMT
    There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.
    There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.
  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:52:16 GMT
    There's been a data breach at a number of Supervalu grocery stores, as well as at some of its stand-alone liquor shops.
    A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-17 13:45:18 GMT
    The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak.
    The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak.
  • Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

    Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-17 13:42:35 GMT
    Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers...
    Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back...
  • Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash

    Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:52:35 GMT
    A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit.
    A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit.
  • High-res photo satellite launched from California

    High-res photo satellite launched from California

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:52:32 GMT
    A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast.
    A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space was launched Wednesday from a military base on California's Central Coast.
  • WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

    WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:32:56 GMT
    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has proposed to the Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson and posted it on social media.
    Women's basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged.
  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:51:05 GMT
    Americans are guaranteed the right to be secure in their paper correspondence, but online communication enjoys no such protection.
    When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property.
  • Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:47 GMT
    A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable.
    The body of a 100-year-old suburban Detroit woman was found in her flooded condominium basement Tuesday, a day after heavy rain swamped much of the area and stranded motorists on water-clogged streets and freeways.
  • Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

    Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:38 GMT
    A western Alaska man has discovered a wooly mammoth tusk - 22 years after his mother found one in the same location.
    A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.
  • Best-of-summer meteor shower eclipsed by supermoon

    Best-of-summer meteor shower eclipsed by supermoon

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:19 GMT
    The annual best-of-summer meteor shower peaks late Tuesday and into the wee hours Wednesday morning.
    The annual best-of-summer meteor shower peaks late Tuesday and into the wee hours Wednesday morning.
  • Greek PM says important tomb found in northern dig

    Greek PM says important tomb found in northern dig

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:15 GMT
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said...
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said Tuesday.
  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:49:54 GMT
    Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.
    Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.
  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:52:28 GMT
    Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments...
    Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through...
  • Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

    Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:19:49 GMT
    You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion.
    You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion.
  • Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

    Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:39:48 GMT
    Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices.
    Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.
  • China panel fires adviser over Qualcomm tie

    China panel fires adviser over Qualcomm tie

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:39:44 GMT
    Chinese state media say a panel that advises the Cabinet on anti-monopoly policy has fired a researcher who helped to prepare a report for Qualcomm, a U.S. company that is the target of an anti-monopoly investigation.
    A panel that advises China's Cabinet on anti-monopoly policy has fired an economist who was paid to help prepare a report for Qualcomm, a U.S. company that is the target of a pricing investigation, according to state...
  • Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth

    Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:39:43 GMT
    Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.
    Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.
  • Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

    Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:00:19 GMT
    Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers.
    The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting...
  • Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers

    Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:10:15 GMT
    Cisco says it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.
    Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.
  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:41:40 GMT
    Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
    Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
  • AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

    AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:33:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.
    By The Associated Press People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.
  • Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

    Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:12:12 GMT
    By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press The Storm Prediction Center is adding two threat levels to its U.S. weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a...
    By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad...
  • Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million

    Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-14 13:30:45 GMT
    China's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, says its latest quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.
    China's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.
  • Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

    Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 13:00:48 GMT
    Berlin taxi drivers are celebrating a decision by authorities to ban the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city.
    Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.
  • Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

    Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:09:34 GMT
    Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.
    Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at...
  • DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

    DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:59:05 GMT
    The U.S. Justice Department says two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because other attorneys in their firm have represented victims of a hacking scheme...
    Two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because their firm represented victims of a hacking scheme he's accused of running, the U.S. Justice Department said...
  • Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

    Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:19:50 GMT
    An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.
    An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.
  • Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

    Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:09:51 GMT
    The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.
    The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.
  • Cisco 4Q profit drops 1 percent

    Cisco 4Q profit drops 1 percent

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:00:50 GMT
    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) on Wednesday reported profit that declined by 1 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, but beat analysts' expectations.
    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) on Wednesday reported profit that declined by 1 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, but beat analysts' expectations.
  • Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

    Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:51:23 GMT
    A new report says the National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyber-attacks from foreign countries without any human involvement.
    The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a...
  • App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas

    App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:08:37 GMT
    Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone.
    Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.
  • Obama takes step to improve government technology

    Obama takes step to improve government technology

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:02:46 GMT
    The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
    The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
  • Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

    Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:02:43 GMT
    Apple's high-paying technology jobs are primarily filled by white and Asian men, just like its industry peers.
    Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.
  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:31:09 GMT
    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and...
    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other...
  • US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

    US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:39:37 GMT
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in the region several days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health...
  • Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

    Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:48:29 GMT
    Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed...
    Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist...
  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:31:49 GMT
    Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments...
    Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through...
  • Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

    Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-13 10:28:42 GMT
    Facebook's fight against New York City prosecutors over 381 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies.
    Facebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians.
  • Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

    Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-13 10:28:41 GMT
    Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.
    Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.
  • New Jersey's Christie takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    New Jersey's Christie takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:28:03 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proving again he doesn't mind a little humiliation.
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proving again he doesn't mind a little humiliation.
  • #Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

    #Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:48 GMT
    Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn't upload their answers.
    Five law students have sued a Florida software company over a computer submission system that malfunctioned while they and thousands of others across the country were taking the bar exam one day in July - showing that...
  • Guide to developments in St. Louis police shooting

    Guide to developments in St. Louis police shooting

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:31:48 GMT
    After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that...
    After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:
  • APNewsBreak: Feds reverse course on wolverines

    APNewsBreak: Feds reverse course on wolverines

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:32:03 GMT
    Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some...
    U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine in a course reversal announced Tuesday that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some...
  • Canada sends icebreakers to Arctic to gather data

    Canada sends icebreakers to Arctic to gather data

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:31:40 GMT
    Canada has sent two icebreakers to the High Arctic to gather scientific data in support of its plan to bid for control of the sea floor under and beyond the North Pole.
    Canada has sent two icebreakers to the High Arctic to gather scientific data in support of its plan to bid for control of the sea floor under and beyond the North Pole.
  • FDA approves lung preservation machine

    FDA approves lung preservation machine

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:40:37 GMT
    Federal health regulators have approved a novel device for preserving donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients.
    Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients.
  • Wal-Mart: Try, try again

    Wal-Mart: Try, try again

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:19:15 GMT
    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart thought shoppers would jump at the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout.
    Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout.
  • Judge rejects $324.5M settlement of tech wage case

    Judge rejects $324.5M settlement of tech wage case

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:28:53 GMT
    A federal judge has rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting...
    A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology...
  • 'Advanced Warfare' jumps past predecessors

    'Advanced Warfare' jumps past predecessors

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:29:26 GMT
    It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games.
    It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games.
  • US agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks

    US agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:58:45 GMT
    Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
    Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
  • NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

    NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:48:43 GMT
    NASA engineers insist a test of a vehicle they hope to one day use above Mars achieved most of its objectives despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.
    Sending heavier vehicles and, eventually, humans to Mars requires first testing new technologies to see if they actually work.
  • Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

    Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:48:41 GMT
    Paleontologists are wrapping up their first excavation in 30 years inside a bizarre cave in northern Wyoming thought to hold the remains of tens of thousands of ancient animals.
    North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30...
  • What's behind Hawaii's twin storms: Mostly luck

    What's behind Hawaii's twin storms: Mostly luck

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:48:39 GMT
    All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii's twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck.
    All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii's twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck.
  • Scientists make cheap, fast self-assembling robots

    Scientists make cheap, fast self-assembling robots

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:48:34 GMT
    In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.
    In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.
  • WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China

    WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:47 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:47:08 GMT
    The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated international trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars, flat-screen TVs and...
    The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products.
  • Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

    Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:19:45 GMT
    At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media...
    At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk.
  • Hagel: US, India must improve defense cooperation

    Hagel: US, India must improve defense cooperation

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:17:23 GMT
    The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, U.S. Defense Secretary...
    The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel...
  • Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

    Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:17:17 GMT
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.
  • Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

    Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:17:14 GMT
    Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read...
    Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails,...
  • Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange

    Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:17:08 GMT
    Oracle Corp. is suing Oregon in a continuing fiasco over the state's health insurance exchange, saying Oregon is continuing to use the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills.
    Oracle Corp. has sued the state of Oregon in a fight over the state's health insurance exchange, saying government officials are using the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills.
  • Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser

    Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:16:54 GMT
    A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook page, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.
    A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.
  • Google using its clout to widen use of encryption

    Google using its clout to widen use of encryption

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:16:52 GMT
    Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.
    Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.
  • Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

    Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

    Sunday, August 10 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-10 16:39:30 GMT
    State television in Iran is reporting that a small passenger plane has crashed into a residential complex in the capital, Tehran. There was no immediate word on casualties from the crash Sunday.
    A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions.
  • Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

    Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:47:24 GMT
    Getting soaked with ice cold water for charity is in vogue.
    The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.
  • Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

    Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:29:29 GMT
    In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says.
    In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says.
  • Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit

    Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:26:57 GMT
    A mission to land the first space probe on a comet reaches a major milestone when the unmanned Rosetta spacecraft finally catches up with its quarry on Wednesday.
    Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile (6.4-billion kilometer) chase through outer space over the course of a decade.
  • Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:26:53 GMT
    In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become...
    In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a...
  • Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel

    Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:43 GMT
    Online petitioners are calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs.
    A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse.
  • Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute

    Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:38 GMT
    A series of "selfies" taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright argument between a British photographer and Wikipedia.
    Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?
  • Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

    Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

    Saturday, August 9 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-09 17:56:09 GMT
    A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the...
    A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground....
  • Residents: Restrict emissions at oil refineries

    Residents: Restrict emissions at oil refineries

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:27:31 GMT
    Residents living near oil refineries and environmental activists are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter emissions standards to reduce communities' exposure to a cancer-causing...
    Environmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions...
  • Fox: No more pursuits of content companies

    Fox: No more pursuits of content companies

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:06:10 GMT
    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. executives say the company won't try to buy any other big content companies, a day after it called off its pursuit of rival media giant Time Warner Inc.
    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. executives said Wednesday that the company won't try to buy any other big content companies, a day after it called off its pursuit of rival media giant Time Warner Inc.
  • Sprint names new CEO after dropping T-Mobile bid

    Sprint names new CEO after dropping T-Mobile bid

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:06:07 GMT
    Sprint is replacing its longtime CEO Dan Hesse with Brightstar CEO Marcelo Claure on the heels of a report that it is dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile.
    Sprint's new owner is replacing its longtime CEO with a Bolivian billionaire and entrepreneur after dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile US.
  • Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices

    Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:16:08 GMT
    The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service...
    The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and...
  • Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

    Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:55:36 GMT
    The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions.
    A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S....
  • Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

    Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:45:52 GMT
    As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into...
    In a story Aug. 3 about a man-made wetland system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of water the system contributes to a local reservoir. It adds 65 million gallons per day, not 65,000 gallons.
  • Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years

    Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:15:48 GMT
    After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out,...
    After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out, wiping out...
  • Europe's oldest village sought under Greek bay

    Europe's oldest village sought under Greek bay

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:36:23 GMT
    The world's largest solar-powered boat is joining archaeologists in an ambitious underwater survey in southern Greece, to seek traces of what could be one of the oldest human settlements in Europe.
    The world's largest solar-powered boat has arrived in southern Greece to participate in an ambitious underwater survey that will seek traces of what could be one of the oldest human settlements in Europe.
  • Questions and answers about Lake Erie toxic algae

    Questions and answers about Lake Erie toxic algae

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:36:20 GMT
    By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer Hundreds of thousands of people in Toledo, Ohio, and nearby southeastern Michigan were unable to use tap water from Saturday until Monday morning because of...
    By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer Hundreds of thousands of people in Toledo, Ohio, and nearby southeastern Michigan were unable to use tap water from Saturday until Monday morning because of unsafe...
  • Outdoor enthusiasts use gadgets to stay plugged in

    Outdoor enthusiasts use gadgets to stay plugged in

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:25:52 GMT
    It used to be that outdoor enthusiasts went into the wilderness to unplug. Now, many want to stay plugged in to their electronic devices as long as they can.
    It used to be that outdoor enthusiasts went into the wilderness to unplug. Now, most want to stay plugged in to their electronic devices as long as they can.
  • Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

    Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:27:05 GMT
    An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find - in its own storage rooms.
    An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find - in its own storage rooms.
  • Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

    Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:26:51 GMT
    The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins in Maine.
    Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary.
  • 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

    7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:56:10 GMT
    This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.
    With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.
  • China tightens grip on instant messaging services

    China tightens grip on instant messaging services

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:17:02 GMT
    In the cat-and-mouse game of free flow and control of information, China has made its move against the latest information-sharing technology.
    China's government tightened control over popular instant messaging services Thursday after telling South Korea that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related...
  • Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

    Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-08-07 11:07:02 GMT
    Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S.
    Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world's two largest smartphone makers.
  • New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

    New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-08-07 05:44:37 GMT
    A new show wants to redefine the meaning of trashy television.
    A new show wants to redefine the meaning of trashy television.
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