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  • 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...
  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:24 pm
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being... Read more...
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