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  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

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

    Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:26:17 GMT
    Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams.
    Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an...
  • 2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:26:15 GMT
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival...
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's...
  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

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

    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:26:02 GMT
    Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
    Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
  • GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:58 GMT
    A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
    About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:55 GMT
    Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the...
    Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced...
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:53 GMT
    Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
    New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio...
  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 08:45:04 GMT
    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this...
    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power...
  • Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:45:16 GMT
    A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
    The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:17:46 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:28:12 GMT
    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.
    The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance...
  • Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:07:42 GMT
    Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.
    Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.
  • Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:35:16 GMT
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:17:37 GMT
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone operators and investors have filed lawsuits challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model...
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the...
  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

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

    MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:16:11 GMT
    The head of baseball's online business says an easing of blackout restrictions on games online could come as early as next season.
    An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.
  • Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

    Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:15:59 GMT
    Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.
    Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
  • NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:15:58 GMT
    A U.S. research institute says construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be completed by fall, allowing Pyongyang (pyuhng-yahng) to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to...
    Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

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

    B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:35:26 GMT
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.
  • Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

    Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:35:23 GMT
    SoundCloud says it will start paying artists and record firms whose music is played on the popular streaming site.
    SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:15:10 GMT
    On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
    On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
  • Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:15:27 GMT
    A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include prints left behind by an ankylosaurus (ayn-kuh-loh-SAWR'-uhs), dromaeosaurus (droh-MEE'-uh-sawr-uhs) and a menacing ancestor of the...
    A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.
  • Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

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

    Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

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

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

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

    Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

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

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

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

    Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

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

    Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

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

    Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

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

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

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

    Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

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

    100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

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

    Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

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

    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

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

    US won't reveal records on health website security

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

    Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

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

    Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

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

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

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

    Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

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

    Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

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

    Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

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

    Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

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

    HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

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

    Community Health details attack on patient records

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

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

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

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

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

    Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

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

    Government wants to make cars talk to each other

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

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

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

    Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

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

    Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

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