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  • 9 counties that won't meet new ozone standard

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Obama administration is proposal stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The proposal calls for new ozone limits of between 65 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, with the final level to be set next year....

  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left...

  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall. In a letter to Takata's Washington office, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter Inc. said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings on...

  • Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company. Netflix says in the lawsuit that two companies paid Michael Kail commissions of up to...

  • Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through advertising deals and promotions. Others let you scan barcodes at the...

  • Judge in Reno blocks Uber's ride-sharing in Nevada

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state's request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber's refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put...

  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

    Yesterday

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part for itself this week. It churned out a new faceplate for the print head casing. Space station...

  • HP earnings show continued struggle

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the pioneering Silicon Valley company in two. But she has said...

  • Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers." Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not the users follow those merchants on the short-messaging service. To redeem an offer, customers enter their credit...

  • Sizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies. Shares backtracked in the afternoon, closing down $1.03 at $117.60 — leaving Apple up 47 percent this year with a still-staggering market value of $690 billion....

  • Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it had reached a settlement with Sony Computer...

  • Syracuse mayor releases $1 billion wish list

    Yesterday

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Syracuse on Tuesday announced a $1 billion list of projects intended to address long-term infrastructure needs and vowed to aggressively lobby Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature for state support. The list includes $725 million in new water mains to replace...

  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

    Yesterday

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample part for itself this week. It churned out a faceplate for the print head casing. Space station commander Butch...

  • How much do you know about how the Internet works?

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday....

  • Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete. The tweet — "So how was everyone's Monday?" — went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a...

  • Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

    Yesterday

    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time. The...

  • Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget? Not to unboxers and the millions of people who watch their videos on YouTube. For the uninitiated, unboxing is the recording and...

  • Nokia Lumia 830 is one of the best Nokias yet

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Yesterday

    The Nokia Lumia 830 gives users an exceptional experience without an insane price tag

  • CMU unveils lunar rover for Google's space race

    Yesterday

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic Technology have unveiled a lunar rover they hope will win their team $20 million in an international competition sponsored by search engine company Google. The rover nicknamed Andy is a solar-powered, knee-high,...

  • Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

    Yesterday

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat...

  • Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

    Yesterday

    Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that several state and federal agencies also are...

  • Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are...

  • Nevada justices: Uber case to be fought in Reno

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court decided Monday that a judge in Reno, not Las Vegas, should hear a bid by taxi regulators and limousine firms to block ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating in the state. The high court received written arguments from both sides last week...

  • Oregon food label measure headed for recount

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount. Results from all 36 counties three weeks after Election Day showed Measure 92...



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