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  • China shows rising power in parade marking WWII defeat

    BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000…

  • Worker who helped Clinton set up email server takes Fifth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton set up her private email server said he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House committee on…

  • Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said…

  • Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.…

  • New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals’ physical activity. Now, two companies have the latest in wearable pet technology: collars that…

  • New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use of one of two science instruments, but the space agency said Wednesday that the mission to map global soil…

  • Tesla says it will take orders for cheaper car in March

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then. In a tweet Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the car will…

  • Hulu launches $12 ad-free streaming service

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video-streaming company Hulu is introducing an ad-free version of its subscription service for $4 extra a month as competition for streaming customers heats up. The service with ads costs $8…

  • North America’s tallest mountain gets new name _ and height

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, is now officially 10 feet shorter, measuring…

  • Judge to move forward with suit over NSA’s bulk collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he plans to push ahead with a challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans, even as the…

  • Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it’s also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes. A United…

  • Apple wants to guide your news consumption with News app

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants to be a central part of how you consume news. The iPhone maker has forged partnerships with CNN, National Geographic and others — more than 50 companies so far,…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks bouncing back after big plunge NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets are recovering in midday trading after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was ahead…

  • D.C. service providers prepping for Pope-sized cell demands

    WASHINGTON — When the popemobile passes through D.C.’s streets during Pope Francis’ visit later this month, area phone service providers will brace for a flood of cellphone activity. Providers are working to expand and adjust capacity as…

  • FAA smartphone app aims to help drone pilots fly safer

    WASHINGTON — As the popularity of drones heads skyward, so does the possibility of calamity. The Federal Aviation Administration is now beta testing an iOS smartphone app that aims to make flying unmanned vehicles safer, particularly…