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  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38…

  • FIFA resists video help for refs, then red-card issue in EPL

    HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Faced with soccer’s “biggest decision ever,” FIFA said on Saturday it would not be rushed into approving — or even testing — video technology to improve the accuracy of referees’…

  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica’s spectacular glaciers melting faster

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging below to reshape…

  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which…

  • Facebook to launch suicide prevention tool

    WASHINGTON — In the age of social media, a mere Facebook post could leave friends and family worried that a loved one might be poised to take their own life. But in the coming weeks, the social…

  • China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

    BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China’s State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last…

  • China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

    BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China’s State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday…

  • Google’s Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with…

  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid “rapid growth” in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. The…

  • Uber says database containing driver info was breached

    NEW YORK (AP) — Uber says a database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn’t…

  • 2011 Va. earthquake identifies previously unknown fault line

    WASHINGTON – The 2011 earthquake that rocked the Washington Monument and National Cathedral has led to the discovery of a previously unknown tear in the Earth’s crust. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the “Quail” fault…

  • Net neutrality fans use Grumpy Cat in aerial jab at Comcast

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia-based corporation. A plane towed a banner Friday past company headquarters that said, “Comcast: Don’t Mess With…

  • The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet…

  • News Guide: What the FCC’s ‘net neutrality’ vote means

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. What “net neutrality” means and what is likely…