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  • US cites Missouri company in cell tower deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in Blaine, Kansas. The Labor Department's...

  • Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

    BERLIN (AP) — European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights. Under the guidelines issued Friday by the European Aviation Safety Agency, European airlines can...

  • Correction: Movie Drones story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the Federal Aviation Administration granting permits for drones to be used in moviemaking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ConocoPhillips was the only company previously granted a permit for commercial drone fights. BP also had been...

  • European Space Agency sets date for comet landing

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12. It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned probe Rosetta releases the 100-kilogram lander at 0835 GMT (0335 EST). Because of the 28...

  • Russian parliament curbs media's foreign ownership

    MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russian parliament on Friday approved a bill that would limit foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent amid a severe strain in Russia-West ties regarding Ukraine. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma on Friday voted 430-2 to pass the measure, which is...

  • Intel invests up to $1.5B in China mobile venture

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics. The Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics are controlled by Tsinghua...

  • Conflict of interest argued in Russia hacking case

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether lawyers for the son of a Russian lawmaker charged with hacking into U.S. businesses will be allowed to stay on the case. Attorneys for Roman Seleznev plan to tell a judge Friday morning that the Fox Rothschild law firm took his...

  • US-Russian crew docks with space station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A U.S.-Russian crew docked early Friday with the International Space Station, about six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft joined up with the space laboratory as it orbited 226 miles (364...

  • Asia stocks down after Wall Street stumbles

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since July, with benchmarks weighed down by uninspiring U.S. economic data and Apple's iPhone software glitch. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 1 percent to 16,212.07 and South Korea's Kospi lost 0.3...

  • Apple's response to iPhone glitches is key

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple...

  • FBI chief: Apple, Google phone encryption perilous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order. James Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters that U.S. officials are in talks with the two companies,...

  • Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. So, is it...

  • Iowa bars Tesla Motors from offering test drives

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation told Tesla Motors to stop offering test drives in the state, saying the electric car company is not a licensed auto dealer in Iowa and state law bars carmakers from selling directly to the public. A Tesla spokeswoman said the company...

  • Worst drop for stocks since July as Apple sinks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A swoon in technology stocks left the market with its worst drop since July. Apple sank nearly 4 percent after the company pulled a software update for the iPhone after users complained that they weren't able to make calls. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 264 points,...

  • Facebook to launch drones as early as 2015

    Facebook has announced a new initiative that would use unmanned drones to bring wireless Internet access to developing countries.



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