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  • A look at the expiring surveillance provisions

    A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday: Section 215 of the Patriot Act This has been used to authorize the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic telephone records, although an appeals court ruled recently that the law […]
  • Woman tosses Apple computer that turns out to be worth $200K

    Her electronic waste is someone else's treasure.
  • Solo flight in solar plane sets off on longest leg to Hawaii

    A Swiss pilot of a solar plane on Sunday embarked on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.
  • Obama: ‘Handful of senators’ standing in way of Patriot Act

    Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.
  • Amazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes

    Amazon has selected Ohio as a major Midwest hub for its cloud computing operations, a decision the governor hailed Friday as a victory for the high-tech future of a state whose legacy was built on heavy manufacturing.
  • Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

    A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.
  • New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game

    think table auctions and a digital concierge -- could mean more seats for eager diners and fewer empty tables for restaurants.
  • Google unveils Android’s latest technological tricks

    Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.
  • Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software

    Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera.