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  • More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS China rebound, other Asian markets mostly up after US data SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s stock market rebounded while other Asian stocks also mostly gained today after data showed the U.S. economy…

  • What’s considered ‘classified’ is a judgment call

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S.…

  • Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

    PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Microsoft says its’ new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download. That’s a…

  • LinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. The company’s second-quarter results announced Thursday beat Wall Street’s expectations…

  • Court dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two chimpanzees will not be freed from a New York state university where they’re used in locomotion studies after a court decision Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that had sought to afford…

  • Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign…

  • Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

    BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday. The larvae were among hundreds…

  • Blue moon? Friday’s celestial event comes with a catch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe. When the full moon appears at 6:43 a.m. EDT Friday, it will become the…

  • Medical device manufacturer agrees to $13.5M settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the U.S. $13.5 million over allegations of false claims for the company’s devices. Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in…

  • Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Philae, which…

  • Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaround

    HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its…

  • ‘St-riike!’ Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — “St-riike! … And we’re talking outside of outside corners.” “Ball!” “St-riiike! … Inside of inside corners.” Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching…

  • IBM’s Watson computing technology learns Japanese

    TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the…

  • For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has…