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  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages...

  • Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional...

  • Vermont uses new technology to speed bridge repair

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement. The...

  • California police use social media to out 'johns'

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Northern California law enforcement officials are turning to social media to combat prostitution by posting names of men arrested on solicitation charges. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/ndwn9hl ) that police departments in Oakland,...

  • $1.9M in incentives for suburban Chicago gun club

    OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is using nearly $1.9 million in sales tax and other incentives to lure a developer to build a gun club with shooting ranges, a gun store and a hotel and restaurant. Oak Forest community development director Adam Dotson and city planner Jake Melrose...

  • Robin Hood and the digital revolution

    Technology-driven change will come faster than the regulators can write new rules. That will lead to many more Uber-like conflicts with governments ordering innovative companies to stop providing a better service without permission.

  • Honda recalls 126,000 motorcycles for a 2nd time

    Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because their brakes can malfunction. The recall covers Honda's GL-1800 motorcycles for model years 2001-2010 and 2012. A problem with the secondary brake master cylinder can cause the rear brake to drag, potentially leading to...

  • Judge rules group can pursue EPA texts

    The Environmental Protection Agency could be ordered to save its internal employee text messages under D.C. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer's ruling Thursday.

  • Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge's rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers. The lawsuit alleged that Google and Apple conspired with the other technology companies to...

  • Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal in a story published Friday...

  • Motorola emphasizes design in circular smartwatch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Smartwatches so far have had rectangular faces, a shape that has turned off many consumers, said Steve...

  • Healthcare.gov was hacked in July

    The hackers, who also upload malicious software, did not see or take any personal data, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Wall Street Journal Thursday.

  • Video sites need China's OK to air foreign content

    BEIJING (AP) — Every foreign TV show and movie shown on Chinese online streaming sites will have to be approved by authorities or else go offline early next year, the country's broadcast regulator said Friday, tightening control over the online industry. Licensed foreign content also cannot be...

  • Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online. The Internet would be less sleazy, but pre-screening more...

  • Season's new phones are all about selfie image

    BERLIN (AP) — Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by...



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