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  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

  • Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they…

  • Netflix to make Asian debut with Sept. 2 launch in Japan

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will expand into Japan next month to give the Internet video service its first presence in Asia. Japanese subscribers will be able to start watching Netflix on Internet-connected devices beginning…

  • Maker of hacked radio says system is unique to Fiat Chrysler

    DETROIT (AP) — The company that makes car radios that friendly hackers exploited to take control of a Jeep Cherokee says its other infotainment systems don’t have the same security flaw. Harman International CEO Dinesh…

  • NHL entrusting live-game app, cable network to baseball

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is passing its digital puck to Major League Baseball in an unusual sports partnership. Major League Baseball will distribute the hockey league’s Internet streaming service and run…

  • Obama hosts first Demo Day to promote entrepreneurship

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent his 54th birthday talking to a robotic teddy bear that teaches children how to manage their diabetes and watching a radio waves demonstration used to detect senior falls.…

  • 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…

  • Court says chipmaker Marvell owes CMU $278M, not $1.54B

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court reduced a judgment against chipmaker Marvell Technology by more than $1.25 billion, but still says the company owes Carnegie Mellon University $278 million for patent infringement. Judge…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 3, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Mods for Minecraft Pocket Edition, JK2Designs LLC 4. Facetune,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Donate to Charity, Skip Waiting for Table at Restaurants with New Service

    (NEW YORK) — There can be nothing worse than when you’re hungry and there’s a wait for a table at the restaurant you want to go to. Enter CharityWait, a new service designed to not…

  • 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…