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  • Judge to move forward with suit over NSA’s bulk collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he plans to push ahead with a challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans, even as the…

  • North America’s tallest mountain gets new name _ and height

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, is now officially 10 feet shorter, measuring…

  • Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it’s also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes. A United…

  • Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.…

  • Apple wants to guide your news consumption with News app

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants to be a central part of how you consume news. The iPhone maker has forged partnerships with CNN, National Geographic and others — more than 50 companies so far,…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks bouncing back after big plunge NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets are recovering in midday trading after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was ahead…

  • D.C. service providers prepping for Pope-sized cell demands

    WASHINGTON — When the popemobile passes through D.C.’s streets during Pope Francis’ visit later this month, area phone service providers will brace for a flood of cellphone activity. Providers are working to expand and adjust capacity as…

  • FAA smartphone app aims to help drone pilots fly safer

    WASHINGTON — As the popularity of drones heads skyward, so does the possibility of calamity. The Federal Aviation Administration is now beta testing an iOS smartphone app that aims to make flying unmanned vehicles safer, particularly…

  • New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals’ physical activity. Now, two companies have the latest in wearable pet technology: collars that…

  • Amazon adds more Dash buttons after rollout

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s futuristic “Dash” buttons appear here to stay. The e-commerce powerhouse is expanding the number of available buttons, which reorder products at one touch. It’s also making them virtually free. Last…

  • Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise

    BERLIN (AP) — Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought. A report by German security firm G DATA found that the…

  • Online consignment selling: How to use your phone for cash

    (MARTINEZ, Calif.) — Shawna Behrens of Martinez, California, is a stay-at-home mom who says she’s making a killing on used clothing. “Last month I had $18,000 in sales,” Behrens told ABC News. Behrens finds items…

  • Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case. Tuesday’s ruling…

  • Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh blasted off on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off from the Baikonur…

  • A preview of new gear China’s military showing off at parade

    BEIJING (AP) — When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any…