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  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    Friday, Jul 25, 1:36 am
    ATLANTA (AP) -- This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released... Read more...
  • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

    Thursday, Jul 24, 9:31 pm
    BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.Regulators have... Read more...
  • Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

    Thursday, Jul 24, 9:00 pm
    BEIJING (AP) -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.The Beijing-based... Read more...
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, Jul 24, 6:06 pm
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. JETLINER CARRYING 116 CRASHES IN WESTERN AFRICAThe Air Algerie plane disappears... Read more...
  • Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

    Thursday, Jul 24, 6:00 pm
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly... Read more...
  • Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

    Thursday, Jul 24, 3:24 pm
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.Amazon has long... Read more...
  • Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

    Thursday, Jul 24, 2:54 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according... Read more...
  • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Thursday, Jul 24, 11:50 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.That... Read more...
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Thursday, Jul 24, 11:31 am
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the... Read more...
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Thursday, Jul 24, 10:18 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when... Read more...
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Thursday, Jul 24, 9:54 am
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals... Read more...
  • UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

    Thursday, Jul 24, 5:36 am
    LONDON (AP) -- A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.Dan... Read more...
  • Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

    Thursday, Jul 24, 5:24 am
    SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) -- Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.Since... Read more...
  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

    Thursday, Jul 24, 4:00 am
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of... Read more...
  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 5:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300... Read more...
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