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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

Jul 11, 2014

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

The news sent Amazon's shares up nearly 5 percent in midday trading.

The online retailer ...

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Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

Jul 11, 2014

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.

Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on bank fraud ...

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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

Jul 11, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.

The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the flexible display ...

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Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their ...

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Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

Jul 10, 2014

By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.

The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just ...

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Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets, the company said Thursday.

Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam said the company's wireless profit margins remain consistent with ...

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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it ...

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US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

Jul 10, 2014

By BRADLEY KLAPPER and LOUISE WATT, Associated Press

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 ...

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Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

Jul 10, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

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 ...

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Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

Jul 10, 2014

By KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence ...

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Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

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 ...

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

Jul 9, 2014

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press

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 ...

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PC shipment slump bottoms out

Jul 9, 2014

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

PC sales have fallen in recent years, hurt by surging demand for tablets and other mobile ...

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Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

Jul 9, 2014

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

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 ...

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Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

Jul 9, 2014

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.

The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an ...

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NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

Jul 8, 2014

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general said Tuesday.

Uber, which ...

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Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

Jul 8, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges is accused of hacking into computers at Western Washington restaurants, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo.

Roman Valerevich Seleznev appeared in court in Guam on Monday and was ordered ...

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MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

Jul 8, 2014

By RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an affordable finger reader for people whose vision is impaired.

The prototype FingerReader fits like a ring on a user's index finger, equipped with a small camera that ...

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Germany summons US envoy over spy case

Jul 4, 2014

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.

U.S. Ambassador John B.

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For-profit college to sell most campuses

Jul 4, 2014

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.

Corinthian owns ...

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