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  • Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — 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 over his extradition were resolved. Assange made the cryptic...

  • Government wants to make cars talk to each other

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 collisions. A research report released by the National...

  • Thousands rally in Yemen over ended fuel subsidies

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands rallied in Yemen's capital and across the country on Monday, answering a Shiite rebel call for protests over authorities ending fuel subsidies while threatening to stage prolonged sit-ins to challenge the government. Abdel al-Malek al-Hawthi, a top leader...

  • Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that Google's products and services will become the...

  • In-game app part of high-tech new Baylor stadium

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Fans at Baylor's new campus football stadium will be able to get instant replays and stats right at their seats. School officials unveiled the Baylor In-Game Application on Monday. The app is part of the advanced technology at $260 million, 45,000-seat McLane Stadium. No. 10...

  • Robin Williams to star in 'Legend of Zelda' video game?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    An online petition urging Nintendo to immortalize Robin Williams in a “Legend of Zelda” video game has caught the company’s attention. Williams, who died last week, named his daughter after the title character, Zelda, because he loved the video game series so much. Nintendo responded earlier...

  • Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors. Sensata said on Monday that the deal will give it better access to the rapidly growing $2 billion...

  • Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100...

  • Bio Matters: Oklahoma researcher on quest to cure sickle cell disease

    By Jim Stafford, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Jim Stafford: Persistence leads to funding for research on compound aimed at reversing malady.

  • BBB alerts Oklahoma residents of 'Microsoft' tech support scam

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Fraudulent telemarketers, claiming they’re with Microsoft, are telling consumers their computers are infected by viruses, which they can remove — for a fee.

  • Members named to Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum's 2014-15 Teen Board.

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Twenty-three high school students will serve on the teen board of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

  • Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — 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 Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his...

  • Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — 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 the Pacific coast. HitchBOT, created by team of...

  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference, the Oregon Democrat called for updates to the rules...

  • Nordstrom and Gilead are big market movers

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Nordstrom Inc., down $3.58 to $65.11 The luxury department store operator reported quarterly sales at established stores, a key sales measure, below Wall...

  • Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx. The deaths were included in a new indictment filed late Thursday against FedEx that adds money laundering to a list of charges the company is facing over...

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had security walls breached in recent...

  • App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself. The service has split into two and got rid of quirky features such as naming a mayor for each venue. Foursquare began five years ago as a tool for letting people...

  • Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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. David Boies, Gore's attorney, said in a statement that...

  • Michigan vehicle tech projects get $23 million

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan projects to accelerate the research and development of new vehicle technologies are getting more than $23 million in support. The funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy was announced Friday by U.S. Sens. Debbie...

  • USDA makes $26.4M loan for rural Texas broadband

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    WINDTHORST, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide more than $26 million in loans to a North Texas company to improve broadband service for rural customers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday announced the Texas funding as part of nearly $40 million to also...

  • Web marketer stands trial amid China crackdown

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty in a Beijing court to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers. The trial comes as Chinese authorities conduct a crackdown on online expression. A Beijing district...

  • Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities. The disclosure by Alibaba Pictures Group comes as its parent company readies for what's expected to be a mammoth initial public...

  • 'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth. After thousands of fans petitioned the developers of the online role-playing video game "World of Warcraft" to memorialize Williams, the game's lead designer said Thursday that Blizzard Entertainment planned...

  • Plastic pipe maker announces irrigation initiative

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock-based company that makes plastic pipe announced Thursday it is launching a free software program to help farmers in the Mississippi Delta save money by pumping less water. Delta Plastics owner Dhu Thompson said the Web-based software is based on an earlier...