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  • Google to offer own cellular network plan

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai…

  • EU nations get power to ban genetically-modified crops

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc’s food safety authority. The 28 EU member…

  • ISIS issues death threats to Twitter founder, employees over blocked accounts

    WASHINGTON — ISIS supporters are calling for the killing of Twitter employees, including founder Jack Dorsey for the deleting and blocking of the terrorist organization’s social media accounts. The post, written in Arabic, features an…

  • HP’s big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its commercial…

  • 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…

  • First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall’s Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better…

  • Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn’t exist. Fifteen years later the Nasdaq is…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Different in style, world view, Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after WASHINGTON (AP) — This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen. When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009,…

  • NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop _ dwarf planet Ceres

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter. The Dawn craft is on target to slip into orbit around…

  • Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it’s like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse…

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal…

  • Dutch chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

    Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the…

  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.…

  • Q&A on Samsung’s new mobile pay: Here’s what’s we know

    NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6…

  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines…