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  • Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum

    BERLIN (AP) — The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't need to take breaks. The...

  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

    LONDON (AP) — Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year. The European Court of Justice ruled in...

  • Oops: Intelligence boss muffs 'rein' vs. 'reign'

    Snickers are raining down on the director of national intelligence for his confusion over the apparently devilish "rein" versus "reign."

  • US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

    BEIJING (AP) — Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected

    LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing. That's the conclusion of business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first...

  • Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human...

  • Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant. Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it is looking into the allegation by China...

  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, last year cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system. This week, after an inquiry by The Associated Press, the Army...

  • Cell video key evidence in nightclub beating death

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The murder trial of two California women charged with kicking another woman to death in a brawl outside a popular nightclub is underway with both sides showing the jury cellphone footage of the melee. The blurry videos are expected to be critical evidence used by both...

  • New York police see risks with drones' popularity

    NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge. Even though...

  • Army leaders defend flawed intelligence system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. John Campbell, the army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, cited his son's experiences as a soldier there to answer a senator's tough questions last year about a troubled intelligence technology system. But after an inquiry from The...

  • Uber settles with New York AG, will comply with price gouging law

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement on Tuesday with Uber, a mobile application that connects riders with for-hire vehicles, to limit prices during emergencies and natural disasters. Uber uses dynamic rates for...

  • 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....



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