Latest

  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace…

  • Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for…

  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he’s keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since…

  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for…

  • Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe — from Uber itself. The ride-booking company on Friday used…

  • IBM boss gets bonus despite company’s woes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company’s sales and profits declined in 2014. Rometty and other top executives did…

  • US to provide privacy group with memo on surveillance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to turn over a legal opinion regarding government surveillance and census data after a years-long court fight with a privacy group. The department on Thursday dropped its…

  • AT&T, Verizon get more airwaves: Expect more mobile capacity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government’s latest airwaves auction. The additional airwaves, or spectrum, will allow wireless…

  • Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they’d found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim. New data show that their cosmic observations no longer…

  • Obama orders stricter flood standards for federal projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal projects to meet stricter standards for withstanding flooding that scientists say could worsen because of climate change. The White House says the…

  • Jay-Z business makes bid for Aspiro music streaming company

    NEW YORK (AP) — A business controlled by rapper Jay-Z has made a $56 million offer to buy the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro. Project Panther Bidco Ltd. has offered 1.05 Swedish kroner (13 cents)…

  • BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins

    BERLIN (AP) — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins. The company says the problem affected BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce models…

  • How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader’s digital ad prices and the company’s expensive investments in far-out technology…

  • Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant’s stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here’s a closer look at what investors applauded and hope…

  • Va. middle school students participating in NASA challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at nine Virginia middle schools are participating in a NASA program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Virginia Department of Education says the state is one of ten…