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  • Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account? That's what Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine. Detectives on Wednesday released photos of a man and woman that mysteriously appeared on a Santa Clarita...

  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect...

  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    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. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions...

  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — 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. The strategy is aimed at terrorizing opponents at home and winning recruits abroad....

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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. The milestone represents a dramatic turnaround in sentiment since...

  • Review: Video blackouts impede baseball online

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an...

  • MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of baseball's online business says an easing of blackout restrictions on games online could come as early as next season. In an interview this week, Bob Bowman says he's optimistic that a deal could be reached soon with various cable operators, channels and ballclubs....

  • Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — 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 cars to satellites. Infineon said in Wednesday's...

  • B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected since Barnes &...

  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates...

  • Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants. Neighborhoods in Egypt sink into darkness for hours during the day,...

  • Indiana updates job search app for iPhone

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State technology officials are hoping that their updated smartphone app will make it easier for people seeking work with the state. The Indiana Office of Technology announced Tuesday it was releasing a new version of the app for iPhones and iPads that would make it easier to...

  • US safety agency offers online recall check

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the service started Wednesday on its website, www.safercar.gov. Drivers can key in their...

  • No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort...

  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at...

  • Lawmakers expand carpool lane permits for plug-ins

    Yesterday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow another 15,000 fuel-efficient vehicles to use California's carpool lanes, even when they have only one occupant. AB2013 by Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi of Torrance expands the number of "green HOV"...

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates. David Plouffe is best known for running President...

  • Corps: Waterway infrastructure improvements needed

    Yesterday

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and dams and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to allow its waterways to handle shipping demands caused by higher agriculture, oil and natural gas production and manage climate change...

  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better...

  • Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips...

  • HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version...

  • Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility. They have seen an...

  • US won't reveal records on health website security

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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" allow hackers to break in. Earlier, the administration had promised...

  • Witness video sought in Utah nightclub shooting

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities investigating a weekend shooting that injured six people at a crowded Salt Lake City nightclub said Monday they are hoping someone took video that will help them identify the gunmen. Hundreds of people were at the Inferno Cantina Night Club when the shooting...

  • McDonald's confronts its junk food image

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley....



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