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  • Sling Media unveils 2 devices for out-of-home TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room. Traditionally, Sling's strength has been in so-called place shifting. Attached to the home cable box, the Slingbox device sends...

  • Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales. Both fell short of Wall Street's expectations, as did revenue forecast for the current quarter, causing the limping Internet icon's...

  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Under current law, the moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often show up on telephone...

  • NY invests in nanotech with General Electric

    NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced Tuesday. The state will invest $135 million for the...

  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for...

  • VIDEO: House committee looks to combat child sex trafficking

    Child trafficking is an increasing problem in the United States. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing Tuesday to discuss potential solutions to stop these tragic crimes.

  • Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    LONDON (AP) — The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner. What's got aviation...

  • Facebook tip leads to arrest in hit-and-run crash

    ISCHUA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a tip called in by a Facebook follower led to the arrest of the motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run accident with an Amish horse-drawn buggy on a western New York road. State police say they posted information on the July 7 crash in Cattaraugus...

  • Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by Egypt marked the...

  • Correction: Connecting Online Poker Sites story

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story July 10 about an online poker room network, The Associated Press reported erroneously the owner of the Treasure Island resort casino. The resort is owned by Phil Ruffin, not MGM Resorts International. A corrected version of the story is below: Linking Nevada's...

  • EBay to feature Sotheby's auctions in new deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — EBay will soon feature auctions from the likes of Monet, Picasso and other masters through a new partnership with auction house Sotheby's. The companies will offer a new live auction feature on eBay Inc.'s Web site and real-time bidding for Sotheby's auctions that are taking...

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

  • NASA Langley exhibits to showcase technology

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Visitors to the Virginia Air & Space Center can see the technology development efforts of NASA's Langley Research Center. More than two dozen exhibits of cutting-edge technology developed by Langley will be on display Tuesday at the center in Hampton. The exhibits include...

  • Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. The report said the defendants were convicted of plotting against national security, spreading...

  • This Energy Department blunder cost taxpayers at least $56 million

    The U.S. Department of Energy has lost more than $56 million due to poor coordination during implementation of a new telephone system, according to the DoE inspector general.



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