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  • NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, before dawn Monday, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The […]
  • ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: holograms

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb. Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on […]
  • Cincinnati mulls map system for cruisers after teen’s death

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio city is considering buying a computer mapping system that could have pinpointed for police officers the location of a student who twice called 911 saying he was trapped inside a minivan in a Cincinnati school parking lot and then died. Discussion about buying the technology comes after The Cincinnati Enquirer […]
  • High-tech, sphere-shaped arena coming to Las Vegas Strip

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday. The New York-based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000-seat, futuristic-looking facility it is developing in partnership with Las Vegas Sands, which […]
  • Phone data-leak company: No record of location-data abuse

    A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization. But LocationSmart, which gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices, says it has no evidence that anyone exploited the vulnerability before May 16, when a security researcher at Carnegie Mellon […]
  • Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes. Feelings remain raw over North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill, which prompted a boycott campaign. Many advocates remain frustrated that […]
  • Phone data-leak company: No record of location-data abuse

    A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization. But LocationSmart, which gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices, says it has no evidence that anyone exploited the vulnerability before May 16, when a security researcher at Carnegie Mellon […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    The major U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Friday as declines in banks and technology companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. Energy companies also declined as crude oil prices closed lower. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. Industrial and health care companies were among the big gainers. On Friday: The S&P 500 index fell 7.16 […]
  • Student steals professor’s computer passwords, changes grade

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former University of Kansas student who admitted stealing professors’ computer passwords in order to change his failing grades has been convicted of four felonies. Varun Sarja, 20, of Olathe, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of identity theft and two counts of unlawful computer acts. Fourteen other felony charges were […]
  • Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for hacker sabotage

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of paying hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employers and state agencies has been sentenced in Minnesota to 15 years in prison. John Kelsey Gammell earlier pleaded guilty to federal hacking conspiracy charges. The FBI says the case represents a growing form of cybercrime in […]