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  • US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The plan from the Food and Drug Administration includes few immediate changes, but lists a number of ideas and […]
  • Online charter school heads back to court in funding case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio online charter school that was one of the nation’s largest before it suspended operations amid a legal fight with the state is filing another appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is looking to overturn a State Board of Education order that the school repay […]
  • Exhibit focuses on homes that adapt and change with us

    Most housing is designed for nuclear families, but most U.S. households don’t meet that description. That’s why flexible floor plans — and innovations including moveable walls, smart technology, multifunctional furniture and space-saving features — are the future, according to a new exhibit, “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America,” at the National Building Museum in […]
  • Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft search case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails the government wanted as part of a drug trafficking investigation. The justices on Tuesday agreed with both the administration and Microsoft that last month’s passage of the Cloud Act as part of a spending bill resolves the […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks close higher, extending gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher as the market builds on its gains from a day earlier. Technology and consumer-focused companies posted some of the biggest gains Tuesday. Microsoft rose 2 percent and Netflix soared 9.2 percent after reporting huge […]
  • Russia blocks some Google, Amazon servers after Telegram ban

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications watchdog says it is blocking access to some servers owned by tech giants Google and Amazon in order to comply with a court order to block a popular messaging app. The Russian Communications Agency on Monday began enforcing a court ban on the messaging app Telegram over its refusal to […]
  • Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

    LONDON (AP) — Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into his former company’s alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns. Committee Chairman Damian Collins announced Nix’s decision a day before his scheduled appearance but flatly rejected the […]
  • Backpage.com co-founder released from jail on a $1M bond

    PHOENIX (AP) — A co-founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com who has been jailed for the last 10 days on charges of facilitating prostitution was released on a $1 million bond Monday as he awaits trial. At a brief hearing at a federal courthouse in Phoenix, James Larkin was ordered by Magistrate Judge John […]
  • Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices. Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to […]
  • Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX has chosen to manufacture its planned big, new rocket in the Port of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday in his annual state-of-the city speech. The mayor said it’s a “vehicle that holds the promise of taking humanity even deeper into the cosmos than ever before.” The city Board […]