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    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edge down after 2-day surge NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in midday trading as Wall Street closes out a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily…

  • New app could shake up your nightlife routine

    WASHINGTON — The bar where everybody knows your name can be a good thing. But if you’d like to inject a little mystery into your nightlife, try a new cocktail and meet new people, a new…

  • What’s in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

    NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period.…

  • Google Chrome to block auto-playing Flash ads Sept. 1

    WASHINGTON — The blast of sound when an auto-play video unexpectedly rolls on a newly-opened web page will soon be silenced, at least on one popular Web browser. Google Chrome will block all Adobe Flash…

  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of…

  • 4 Essential apps for airfare savings

    I used to set my alarm for the middle of the night on Tuesdays to cash in on the so called “golden hour” of airfare savings. Surely my dedication to searching “best time to buy…

  • Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

    MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish…

  • Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

    LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. In a statement released on Friday,…

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built…

  • Californians cut water without state imposing fines

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said. Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent…

  • Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird…

  • Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change. “There appears to be several thousand animals…

  • Californians cut water without state imposing fines

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday. Cities cut water use by a combined 31…

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI’s failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software…

  • Glitch causes outage for Prince William Co. schools’ online system

    WASHINGTON — Students at Prince William County schools will have to wait a little longer to find out their class schedules because of an air-conditioning issue in New Jersey. An air conditioning system failed at CenturyLink…