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  • Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he’s as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem. The socialist South American…

  • President Obama hosts first White House Demo Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting top innovators and startup founders from across the country for the first White House Demo Day. The White House will showcase work Tuesday by more than 30…

  • Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast is speeding up and expanding a discounted Internet service that was created to get more low-income people online. Comcast created the program four years ago as a condition of government approval…

  • Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and…

  • Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

    DIXON, Calif. (AP) — California’s historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that’s played an outsized role in the state’s water wars. The delta smelt lives in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the…

  • Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

    TORONTO (AP) — Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia…

  • US military tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday it successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes. The destroyer USS John Paul Jones tested the technology during a series…

  • Indiana medical software company hack affected 3.9M people

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health…

  • FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for…

  • AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase…

  • Forrest Bird, inventor of medical respirators, dies at 94

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Forrest Bird, an inventor whose medical respirators breathed life into millions of patients around the world, has died. He was 94. His wife, Pamela Bird, said he died Sunday of natural…

  • US wildlife agency says app can help log endangered species

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials want smartphone-owning outdoor lovers to use a downloaded app to report any endangered species they see in the wilderness. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday it’s…

  • Apple testing service that could eliminate voicemail

    WASHINGTON — Apple employees are testing a voicemail service that would enable Siri to answer incoming phone calls and transcribe them for you, making it unnecessary to listen to time-consuming recorded messages. Sources tell Business…

  • India orders telecoms to block more than 850 adult websites

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India has ordered Internet service providers to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social decency. N.N. Kaul, a…

  • Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online

    JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National…