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  • Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a “speed bump” that temporarily halted science collection. A computer overload prompted the spacecraft to…

  • US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a…

  • Italian surveillance company hacked, documents stolen

    LONDON (AP) — An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm’s spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent…

  • Lush conditions fuel Colorado increase in rabbit fever

    DENVER (AP) — Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what is normally a rare bacterial disease in the state. Fifteen people have contracted tularemia…

  • Amazon pushes Prime service with day of deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is trying to lure more subscribers to its $99 Prime loyalty program by pushing a day of discounts it calls “Prime Day” during the sleepier summer shopping season. The e-commerce…

  • Final News of the World journalist sentenced over hacking

    LONDON (AP) — Four years after a phone-hacking scandal sank the News of the World, the last of the tabloid’s journalists to face charges has been sentenced. A judge on Monday gave ex-features editor Jules…

  • Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm —…

  • On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

    VIENNA (AP) — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb…

  • Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms…

  • Farmers eager for drones, but most can’t legally fly them

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm —…

  • Russian craft delivers long-awaited cargo to space station

    MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. The…

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city’s Office of Legal and Legislative…

  • Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at…

  • Washington woman’s measles death is first in US since 2003

    SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of July 5-11. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…