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  • Oculus’ debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The…

  • 2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled…

  • Yelp’s 2Q results, outlook disappoint as stock plunges

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp is getting skewered by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook amid a slowdown in its digital advertising sales. The developments…

  • Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just…

  • Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market…

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system…

  • Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

    VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local water park Happiness…

  • Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota’s oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production. Leaders of a section…

  • In Tech: New Motorola smartphones; faster future memory chip

    Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. These new models — the Moto…

  • US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for…

  • What’s in the 6-year Senate transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. With a Friday…

  • Critically endangered northern white rhino dies at Czech zoo

    PRAGUE (AP) — One of the last five northern white rhinoceros left in the world has died. The Czech zoo in Dvur Kralove says the 31-year-old female Nabire died Monday evening due to a ruptured…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 27, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Studios 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Global markets stabilize; US indexes move higher on earnings NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets steadied today as a rout in Chinese shares slowed and U.S. indexes turned higher. European shares also…

  • Microsoft’s free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role…

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