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  • China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

    SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China’s $465 billion…

  • DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene. It’s…

  • BlackBerry offers new phones but turns focus to software

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software. CEO John Chen said at the…

  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles – even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.…

  • DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago. The findings support the theory that some Indo-European languages, such as Germanic and…

  • Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370

    NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss. Yet nearly one year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, taking the…

  • Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

    Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by…

  • United Airlines won’t accept rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from…

  • Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China

    BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China’s environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water…

  • Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at “increased and unnecessary risk” of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration has…

  • WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: On the ground in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Couldn’t be in Barcelona this week? Here’s a look from the floor of the wireless show as gadget heavy weight Samsung released its fancy new S6 Edge and Gear virtual reality…

  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a…

  • Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it…

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: New phones, new ways to connect

    NEW YORK (AP) — High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week’s wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Mikulski, longest-serving woman in Congress and pugnacious advocate, won’t seek 6th term BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in…