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    House conservatives say DHS funding lapse is OK if it puts pressure on Obama immigration order WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who…

  • Raging against the sounds other people make

    WASHINGTON — Paul Dion says his problem is “I hear too much.” Dion is one of a growing number of people who can’t stand hearing the sounds other people make and who can be quickly…

  • Sweden’s Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The Swedish company said Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints with a federal…

  • Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s former first lady, Cylvia Hayes — at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber — has launched a legal fight to keep her…

  • ‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix’s expansion into original programming two years…

  • News Guide: FCC ‘net neutrality’ vote and what it means

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. What “net neutrality” means and what is likely…

  • Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated. After more…

  • Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers’ personal data for the convenience of law enforcement…

  • The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape…

  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.…

  • New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News may be up for sale. Mort Zuckerman, the owner and publisher of the New York City tabloid newspaper, sent a memo to employees on Thursday that…

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes…

  • Backers of ‘net neutrality’ hail FCC decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation’s big cable companies. This, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose tough new rules on broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, to…

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon…

  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet’s vulnerability

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all…