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  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were...

  • FIFA claims 2 Twitter records for Germany rout

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA is claiming two Twitter records for Germany's stunning 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinals. FIFA says there were 35.6 million Twitter posts about the game on Tuesday, making it the most tweeted sports event. FIFA says the previous record was 24.9...

  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers....

  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that will receive a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from...

  • Buzz Aldrin says U.S. space policy 'adrift,' calls for Mars mission

    As the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches on July 20, famed astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is urging his country to "lead in space" and reverse years of unambitious policy that has left NASA "adrift."

  • Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country. The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have united to...

  • O'Malley visits new technology company

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley highlighted Maryland on Tuesday as a fertile ground for cybersecurity business by visiting a company that designs software to detect internal threats to organizations — software the company CEO described as "a way to look for the Snowdens of the world,"...

  • Law criminalizing juror electronic use repealed

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jurors who live-tweet trials and research their cases online will no longer face criminal charges. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge's order to stay off electronic devices during a trial. Jurors...

  • Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China. The result highlights how dependent the company has become on smartphones for its earnings....

  • Russian arrested in hacking case filed in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit card numbers. The agency didn't say where the 30-year-old Moscow man, Roman Valerevich Seleznev, was arrested Saturday, but he was transported to Guam for...

  • UVa team selected to participate in NASA program

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A team from the University of Virginia has been selected to participate in a NASA program to build and test instruments. NASA says the team from UVa is participating in the Undergraduate Student Instrument Program. Ten U.S. college and university teams were...

  • German leader: US spy reports serious if true

    BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies. Speaking at a news conference in China, Merkel made her first public...

  • UK PM's ex-aide Coulson facing perjury charge

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish prosecutors say former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, convicted last month of phone hacking, has been summoned to face a perjury charge. Prosecutors say Coulson was served with an indictment Monday telling him to appear in a Glasgow court on Aug. 6. He is...

  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden...

  • Scientists criticize Europe's $1.6B brain project

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in general. The 10-year Human Brain Project is largely funded by the...



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