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  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    White House backs use of body cameras by police

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:51:10 GMT
    The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of...
  • Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:25 GMT
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple is releasing a special tool that lets people...
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove...
  • Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

    Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:18 GMT
    Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.
    Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.
  • NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

    NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:31:27 GMT
    NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.
    NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.
  • 4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:40 GMT
    Four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries after a fire erupted Monday in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory, officials said.
    Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.
  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:11:51 GMT
    Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
    Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:23 GMT
    Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
  • Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

    Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:16 GMT
    Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.
    Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.
  • Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

    Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:41:07 GMT
    The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.
    The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.
  • Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:01:48 GMT
    A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.
    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and...
  • European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:01:14 GMT
    The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission.
    Talk about a moving target.
  • Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:22:05 GMT
    Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.
    Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.
  • Correction: Hewlett-Packard-Russian Bribes story

    Correction: Hewlett-Packard-Russian Bribes story

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:59 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.
    In a story Sept. 11 about a guilty plea in a Russian bribery case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company involved. It was a Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, not Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:52 GMT
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
  • Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

    Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:45 GMT
    Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory...
    Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory expected...
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:44 GMT
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory...
  • Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

    Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:40:58 GMT
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're...
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
  • One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

    One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:22:02 GMT
    When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip - Damian Bazadona.
    When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip - Damian Bazadona.
  • Virgin Galactic pushes back first flight _ again

    Virgin Galactic pushes back first flight _ again

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:30 GMT
    Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its timeline for launching space-tourism flights from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America.
    Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its timeline for launching space-tourism flights from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America.
  • Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

    Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:28 GMT
    Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a...
    Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.
  • Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

    Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:25 GMT
    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
  • 3 space station astronauts return to Earth

    3 space station astronauts return to Earth

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:24 GMT
    Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.
    Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:22 GMT
    NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars.
    NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars.
  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:19 GMT
    NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
    NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
  • Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

    Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 11:10:46 GMT
    Cognizant is buying health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash.
    Cognizant will buy the health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash.
  • Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion

    Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:31:03 GMT
    Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).
    Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).
  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:44 GMT
    Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
    Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:50:24 GMT
    Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
    Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
  • Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:45 GMT
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants...
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have...
  • For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part

    For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:11:07 GMT
    When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?
    When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?
  • T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

    T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:59 GMT
    T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models that tap into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.
    T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.
  • Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

    Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:51 GMT
    Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch?
    Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch?
  • Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:30:07 GMT
    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain-saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:33 GMT
    Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported...
    Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare...
  • High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

    High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:24 GMT
    A high-tech survey reveals that there is more to Stonehenge than meets the eye, finding previously unknown monuments.
    There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.
  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:10:22 GMT
    A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.
    Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an...
  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:50 GMT
    Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.
    Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal...
  • Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

    Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:00:12 GMT
    A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.
    A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.
  • Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

    Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:50 GMT
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:32 GMT
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
  • Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

    Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:39:12 GMT
    Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared.
    Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared.
  • Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

    Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:39:00 GMT
    Asian stock markets struggled for direction on Friday after a mixed close on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark edged higher as the yen plumbed a multiyear low and South Korean shares rising after policymakers held...
    The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August.
  • Body donation programs in 3 states scrutinized

    Body donation programs in 3 states scrutinized

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:25 GMT
    The FBI is investigating programs in at least three states that collect human bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.
    Authorities are investigating programs in at least three states that collect bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.
  • Amanda Todd suspect linked to dozens of cases

    Amanda Todd suspect linked to dozens of cases

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:28:44 GMT
    A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves - including possibly Canadian teenager Amanda Todd -...
    A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized up to 40 people in the Netherlands and...
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:10:38 GMT
    The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously Thursday as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion...
  • Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:29:13 GMT
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
    Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.
  • Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

    Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:49:42 GMT
    Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. are asking a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case...
    Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. have asked a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case for...
  • 7 US-based researchers share $1.3M eyesight prize

    7 US-based researchers share $1.3M eyesight prize

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:09:47 GMT
    Seven U.S.-based researchers are sharing a €1 million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work developing treatment for angiogenic diseases of the retina, the leading cause of blindness in...
    Seven U.S.-based researchers are sharing a €1 million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work developing treatment for angiogenic diseases of the retina, the leading cause of blindness in the...
  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:18:54 GMT
    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
  • George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

    George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:29:37 GMT
    NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
    NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
  • 23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:50:03 GMT
    No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based...
    No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company...
  • 6 fined for opposing Faeroese pilot whale drive

    6 fined for opposing Faeroese pilot whale drive

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:08:31 GMT
    A Faeroe Islands court has found six members of the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society guilty of attempting to hinder a traditional pilot whales drive in the North Atlantic islands, and fined each one...
    A Faeroe Islands court has found six members of the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society guilty of attempting to hinder a traditional pilot whales drive in the North Atlantic islands, and fined each one 1,000...
  • Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:20:11 GMT
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company...
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials say....
  • Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:38:27 GMT
    When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons.
    When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons.
  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 08:48:11 GMT
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to...
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve...
  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:37:46 GMT
    Nevada lawmakers negotiated a complex package of up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors on Wednesday after Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered a special session he says is necessary to seal...
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they...
  • War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:37:42 GMT
    Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.
    Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.
  • 3 space station astronauts return to Earth

    3 space station astronauts return to Earth

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:07:33 GMT
    Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.
    Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.
  • Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:59:33 GMT
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions.
    A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
  • Man arrested after posting lyrics defended by ACLU

    Man arrested after posting lyrics defended by ACLU

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:18:06 GMT
    A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge.
    A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge.
  • Felon seen on Twitter holding guns gets 18 months

    Felon seen on Twitter holding guns gets 18 months

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:58:09 GMT
    In a photo he posted on Twitter, Kwmaine Davis had a big smile on his face as he held one gun in each hand at a shooting range. His message to his followers: "Yes, I'm really bout that action."
    In a photo he posted on Twitter, Kwmaine Davis had a big smile on his face as he held one gun in each hand at a shooting range. His message to his followers: "Yes, I'm really bout that action."
  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:39:07 GMT
    The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.
    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:19:05 GMT
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
  • Google's EU antitrust woes extended

    Google's EU antitrust woes extended

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:18:39 GMT
    The European Union's antitrust body is again rejecting Google's offer to settle a case claiming it abuses its dominant position in Internet searches.
    The European Union's competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old...
  • German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

    German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:18:37 GMT
    Germany's startup factory Rocket Internet AG says it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year.
    Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
  • Syrian rebel group names new leaders after blast

    Syrian rebel group names new leaders after blast

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:47:38 GMT
    An ultraconservative Syrian rebel group says it has named new leaders, a day after an explosion killed nearly a dozen of its top members.
    A Syrian rebel group named a new leader and military chief on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an explosion killed a dozen of its senior figures in a devastating blow to one of the most powerful factions in the...
  • Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

    Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:28:19 GMT
    Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.
    Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.
  • Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

    Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:28:17 GMT
    With climate change still a political minefield, leaders in some U.S. communities are avoiding the subject even as they prepare for potentially severe consequences such as flooding and heat waves.
    With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local...
  • New plan avoids mud dumping in Barrier Reef Park

    New plan avoids mud dumping in Barrier Reef Park

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:37:40 GMT
    The government of Australia's Queensland state approved a plan Monday that will prevent 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of seabed mud from being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
    The government of Australia's Queensland state approved a plan Monday that will prevent 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of seabed mud from being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • China's premier promises more open economy

    China's premier promises more open economy

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:17:08 GMT
    China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might...
    China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be aimed...
  • Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:17:51 GMT
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and...
    The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company...
  • US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

    US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 00:37:48 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $328 million for protecting and restoring farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
  • NY judge: TV clip service not violating copyright

    NY judge: TV clip service not violating copyright

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:37:00 GMT
    A media monitoring company distributing television clips and snippets of transcripts to customers including the White House and Congress hasn't violated broadcasters' copyrights by letting its customers...
    A media monitoring company distributing television clips and snippets of transcripts to customers including the White House and Congress hasn't violated broadcasters' copyrights by letting its customers search its...
  • Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:58:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets.
    Twitter is taking its users shopping.
  • Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:57:59 GMT
    Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.
    Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.
  • IAC settles a Tinder co-founder's harassment suit

    IAC settles a Tinder co-founder's harassment suit

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:16:40 GMT
    IAC/InterActiveCorp says it settled a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by a co-founder of dating app Tinder.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp said Tuesday that it settled a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by a co-founder of dating app Tinder.
  • Report: CEO made wrong decision before plane crash

    Report: CEO made wrong decision before plane crash

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:47:37 GMT
    The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around...
    The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather...
  • Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive

    Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:17:48 GMT
    The Seychelles Islands Foundation says a snail previously thought to be extinct has been rediscovered "alive and well" at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean island nation of...
    A snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change has reappeared in the wild.
  • Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

    Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:06:53 GMT
    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and privacy and freedom of information experts are holding the first of seven public sessions to help the company define a new "Right to be Forgotten" established by the European...
    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the...
  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:08:29 GMT
    Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.
    Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and...
  • Japan Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1B

    Japan Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1B

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 09:56:07 GMT
    Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. says it plans to buy the U.S. based cash-back purchasing site Ebates for $1 billion.
    Rakuten Inc. announced Tuesday it plans to buy U.S. based cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion, part of a series of overseas acquisitions aimed at building what the Japanese e-commerce company says will be the "world's...
  • Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument

    Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 09:06:13 GMT
    Rangers are searching for leads after someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument along the Utah-Colorado line.
    Rangers are searching for leads after someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument along the Utah-Colorado line.
  • Study: California blue whales recover from whaling

    Study: California blue whales recover from whaling

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 09:06:13 GMT
    A new analysis suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.
    A new analysis suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.
  • Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release

    Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:46:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Even NFL players who rarely criticize each other publicly made their feelings clear Monday on Ray Rice through social media and in interviews.
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Football is a fraternity, and NFL players rarely criticize each other publicly, especially when it comes to matters of discipline.
  • 'There's no control': Hawaii watches lava's creep

    'There's no control': Hawaii watches lava's creep

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:37:30 GMT
    Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.
    Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.
  • Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

    Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:06:07 GMT
    Apple is planning to add more security measures to help protect its users following a celebrity photo hacking incident.
    Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.
  • Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

    Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:06:04 GMT
    Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.
    Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.
  • Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3B in IPO record

    Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3B in IPO record

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:06:01 GMT
    E-commerce company Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion to set a new record for an initial public offering of stock.
    China's Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO - an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock market debut.
  • Motorola emphasizes design in circular smartwatch

    Motorola emphasizes design in circular smartwatch

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:05:59 GMT
    Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices.
    Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices.
  • 4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

    4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-09-09 00:18:44 GMT
    The American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia appears to be better tolerating his experimental treatments, but his recovery remains uncertain.
    A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease, the...
  • Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

    Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:47:00 GMT
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
  • Ocean sunfish washes up on Washington coast

    Ocean sunfish washes up on Washington coast

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:47:25 GMT
    A 7-foot warm-water fish rarely seen in Washington waters washed ashore on a beach at Cape Disappointment State Park near the mouth of the Columbia River.
    A 7-foot ocean sunfish rarely seen in Washington waters recently washed ashore on a beach at Cape Disappointment State Park near the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

    Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:55:51 GMT
    Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
    Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones.
  • Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

    Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:55:40 GMT
    The government says Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
    Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
  • Lawmaker: Colleagues to scrutinize Tesla deal

    Lawmaker: Colleagues to scrutinize Tesla deal

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:55:38 GMT
    Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it's too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.'s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing...
    Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it's too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.'s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing at a...
  • Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online

    Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:55:36 GMT
    Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online.
    Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online.
  • Season's new phones are all about selfie image

    Season's new phones are all about selfie image

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:55:27 GMT
    Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there.
    Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there.
  • 2 Bitcoin operators plead guilty in Silk Road case

    2 Bitcoin operators plead guilty in Silk Road case

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:55:21 GMT
    The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to federal criminal charges.
    The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges, admitting that they enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black market...
  • Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

    Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:45:56 GMT
    A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.
    A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.
  • Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

    Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:45:54 GMT
    The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended cutting the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna to half of its average level in 2002-2004, a move that conservationists say is only...
    The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended a substantial cut to the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna, a move conservationists say is only an initial step toward saving the...
  • Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

    Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:45:52 GMT
    Hospitals are becoming safer for very sick children, according to a new study that found steep declines in dangerous infections sometimes transmitted through treatments in intensive care units.
    Hospitals are becoming safer for very sick children, according to a new study that found steep declines in dangerous infections sometimes transmitted through treatments in intensive care units.
  • Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78

    Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:45:47 GMT
    Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.
    Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.
  • Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

    Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:45:46 GMT
    Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus (dred-NAW'-tuss), which means "fearing nothing."
    Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur - a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants - have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or "fearing nothing."
  • GM to offer car that will almost drive itself

    GM to offer car that will almost drive itself

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-09-08 00:04:58 GMT
    Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives.
    General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.
  • Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

    Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

    Sunday, September 7 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-07 22:44:55 GMT
    New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection.
    New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.
  • US job growth drops to 142K, slowest in 8 months

    US job growth drops to 142K, slowest in 8 months

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:54:58 GMT
    U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.
    A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns.
  • Scientists: Quake directed its main force at Napa

    Scientists: Quake directed its main force at Napa

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-09-07 00:14:25 GMT
    Emerging data on last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake shows it directed most of its force north toward Napa and the Napa Valley, hitting hard enough to move one side of the West Napa Fault north by 18 inches,...
    Emerging data on last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake shows it directed most of its force north toward Napa and the Napa Valley, hitting hard enough to move one side of the West Napa Fault north by 18 inches, the head...
  • The buzz on caffeine in coffee: A genetic quirk

    The buzz on caffeine in coffee: A genetic quirk

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-09-07 00:14:22 GMT
    Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee - and analyzed its DNA.
    Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee - and analyzed its DNA.
  • A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

    A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

    Friday, September 5 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-06 01:26:37 GMT
    Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from...
    Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea...
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:43:43 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.
  • IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

    IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:26:51 GMT
    After investigating the IRS for more than a year, two key senators - a Democrat and a Republican - disagree on whether the tax agency treated conservative groups worse than their liberal counterparts when they...
    The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday.
  • Recalls this week: children's sunglasses, bikes

    Recalls this week: children's sunglasses, bikes

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:03:39 GMT
    By The Associated Press More than 200,000 children's sunglasses are being recalled because they contain excessive levels of lead paint. Other consumer products being recalled this week...
    By The Associated Press More than 200,000 children's sunglasses are being recalled because they contain excessive levels of lead paint. Other consumer products being recalled this week include...
  • E-commerce company Alibaba Group seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion to set new IPO record

    E-commerce company Alibaba Group seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion to set new IPO record

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:24:06 GMT
    E-commerce company Alibaba Group seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion to set new IPO record.
    E-commerce company Alibaba Group seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion to set new IPO record.
  • Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

    Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-09-05 03:13:20 GMT
    To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles...
    Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that Nevada won a high-stakes battle with four other states for Tesla Motors' coveted battery factory, but the win comes with a hefty price tag - up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks...
  • Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

    Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 01:43:34 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday called for the U.S. to become what she called the world's 21st-century clean energy superpower.
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should become what she called the world's 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign speech and a call to...
  • Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

    Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:08:57 GMT
    A routine experiment designed to help children understand tornadoes erupted in a chemical flash, injuring 13, including children who suffered acid burns on their hands, arms and faces.
    A flash fire that injured 13 people, mainly children, at a Nevada science museum happened when an employee applied the chemicals in the wrong order during a tabletop demonstration about the mechanics of tornadoes,...
  • Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

    Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:04:04 GMT
    A federal appeals court says online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company.
    Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to...
  • Obama taps Google, Twitter execs for tech jobs

    Obama taps Google, Twitter execs for tech jobs

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:26:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama has named executives from Google and Twitter to tops spots on his technology policy team.
    President Barack Obama has named executives from Google and Twitter to tops spots on his technology policy team.
  • Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie

    Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:03:30 GMT
    Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's.
    Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's.
  • Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

    Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:54:39 GMT
    Toyota executives say cars soon will do more to prevent crashes - including reminding drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
    Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.
  • Phones, watches and more unveiled at tech show

    Phones, watches and more unveiled at tech show

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:33:11 GMT
    Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups.
    Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups.
  • Departments use technology to ID troubled officers

    Departments use technology to ID troubled officers

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:15:05 GMT
    Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit - from citizens or...
    Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit - from citizens or the...
  • Home Depot CEO: Probe of possible breach continues

    Home Depot CEO: Probe of possible breach continues

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:22:53 GMT
    Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will...
    Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be...
  • Apple supplier in China accused of violations

    Apple supplier in China accused of violations

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:34:34 GMT
    An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.
    An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.
  • China police probe alleged extortion by reporters

    China police probe alleged extortion by reporters

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:03:23 GMT
    Police in Shanghai detained the chief editor and several employees of an influential Chinese financial news site on allegations they extorted money from companies by threatening to publish negative news about them,...
    Police in Shanghai detained the chief editor and several employees of an influential Chinese financial news site on allegations they extorted money from companies by threatening to publish negative news about them, state...
  • Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series

    Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-04 13:53:03 GMT
    Netflix Inc. has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.
    Netflix Inc. has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.
  • Clooney to helm film about British hacking scandal

    Clooney to helm film about British hacking scandal

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-09-04 11:54:42 GMT
    Sony Pictures announced Wednesday that George Clooney will co-produce and direct the film version of "Hack Attack," reporter Nick Davies' book about the British phone hacking scandal.
    Sony Pictures announced Wednesday that George Clooney will co-produce and direct the film version of "Hack Attack," reporter Nick Davies' book about the British phone hacking scandal.
  • Silicon Valley firms halted spread of grisly video

    Silicon Valley firms halted spread of grisly video

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-09-04 09:33:44 GMT
    Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted...
    Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through...
  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-09-04 08:13:24 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.
  • Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

    Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-09-04 08:13:11 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.
  • Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

    Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-04 06:32:31 GMT
    The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony...
    The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony...
  • Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

    Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-09-04 05:43:17 GMT
    To keep private pictures private, never upload them online.
    To keep private pictures private, never upload them online.
  • Asia stocks drift, Samsung gains on Edge launch

    Asia stocks drift, Samsung gains on Edge launch

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-09-04 03:53:39 GMT
    Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. A report showing solid...
    Asian stock markets were lackluster Thursday after Wall Street fell and as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data.
  • AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant

    AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:12:51 GMT
    Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
    Coming to Nevada's high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.
  • NY Fashion Week kicks off a day early with Athleta

    NY Fashion Week kicks off a day early with Athleta

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:05:10 GMT
    New York Fashion Week kicked off a day early Wednesday with a heavy breathing show of strength and style from the performance brand Athleta, a salute to the fashion challenges of returning U.S. servicewomen and...
    New York Fashion Week kicked off a day early Wednesday with a heavy breathing show of strength and style from the performance brand Athleta, a salute to the fashion challenges of returning U.S. servicewomen and models...
  • Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones

    Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:43:06 GMT
    Apple shares are getting bit by a rival.
    Apple shares are getting bit by a rival.
  • Tech insiders: Firms halted spread of grisly video

    Tech insiders: Firms halted spread of grisly video

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:24:29 GMT
    A Silicon Valley insider says tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants - and implemented them this week after a...
    Tech companies were better prepared to scrub the Web after a second grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants was released, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday.
  • Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

    Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:28:26 GMT
    The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and that he...
    The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and regrets his behavior.
  • Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending

    Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:12:59 GMT
    Samsung's new smartphones aren't getting bigger, but one will have a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps.
    Samsung unveiled two smartphones and a virtual-reality headset Wednesday in a bid to draw consumer attention before its fierce rival, Apple, announces its holiday lineup next week.
  • US stock market closes mostly lower

    US stock market closes mostly lower

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:12:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press The U.S. stock market is closing mostly lower, pulled down by a fall in Apple and other technology companies.
    By The Associated Press The U.S. stock market is closing mostly lower, pulled down by a fall in Apple and other technology companies.
  • Comcast to sponsor NASCAR's Nationwide Series

    Comcast to sponsor NASCAR's Nationwide Series

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:02:50 GMT
    Comcast Corp. on Wednesday signed a 10-year agreement to replace Nationwide Insurance as the title sponsor of NASCAR's second-tier racing series.
    Comcast Corp. on Wednesday signed a 10-year agreement to replace Nationwide Insurance as the title sponsor of NASCAR's second-tier racing series.
  • Hagel: US needs to maintain military superiority

    Hagel: US needs to maintain military superiority

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:03:15 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. military's technological superiority is being challenged by other nations, including China and Russia. He is telling defense industry leaders that in order to...
    The U.S. military's technological superiority is being challenged by other nations, including China and Russia, and in order to maintain its dominance America must be more innovative in how it develops and buys new...
  • Minecraft now publishing sensation

    Minecraft now publishing sensation

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:32:43 GMT
    Like millions of parents, Aaron Sacharow welcomes those moments when his son - 7-year-old Tyler - takes a break from video games and picks up a book instead.
    Like millions of parents, Aaron Sacharow welcomes those moments when his son - 7-year-old Tyler - takes a break from video games and picks up a book instead.
  • FANTASY PLAYS: After draft, weekly choices to make

    FANTASY PLAYS: After draft, weekly choices to make

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:04:42 GMT
    By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Your fantasy draft is over and now you're left with a bunch of players, waiting and wondering if they'll make good on your predictions.
    By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Your fantasy draft is over and now you're left with a bunch of players, waiting and wondering if they'll make good on your predictions.
  • Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

    Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:45:24 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.
  • Amazon CFO to retire

    Amazon CFO to retire

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:45:13 GMT
    Amazon.com says its chief financial officer, Thomas Szkutak, will retire after 12 years on the job in June 2015.
    Amazon.com says its chief financial officer, Thomas Szkutak, will retire after 12 years on the job in June 2015.
  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:45:07 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.
  • 'She Blinded Me With Science' star becomes teacher

    'She Blinded Me With Science' star becomes teacher

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:04:49 GMT
    Musician Thomas Dolby played a deranged scientist in the video for his 1980s hit, "She Blinded Me With Science." Now he is a university professor at a school known best for its medical science and research.
    Before composing his 1982 synth-pop hit "She Blinded Me With Science," Thomas Dolby sketched out the story line for the music video. That's not just rock-and-roll trivia - it's one of the experiences Dolby can lean...
  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-09-03 11:42:43 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.
  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-03 09:55:17 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.
  • Online fashion retailer Zalando plans IPO

    Online fashion retailer Zalando plans IPO

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-09-03 09:41:54 GMT
    Europe's biggest online fashion retailer, Zalando SE, says it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt exchange this year.
    Europe's biggest online fashion retailer, Zalando SE, said Wednesday it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year.
  • UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

    UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:42:14 GMT
    More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other...
    More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major...
  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:41:52 GMT
    Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.
    Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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