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  • Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.…

  • Judge OKs $415M settlement in tech workers’ lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of…

  • Uber heads in new mapping direction with deCarta acquisition

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing…

  • Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology

    Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it’s possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled.…

  • Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very…

  • Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year’s edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show. For those…

  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you’re at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much…

  • Scientists determine safest places to be during zombie apocolypse

    WASHINGTON — Where is the best place to be in the event of a zombie apocalypse? It’s a question many have pondered, but now scientists have the answer — and D.C.’s brains don’t fare well when…

  • UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus

    LONDON (AP) — Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of Sophie, one of the world’s most complete Stegosaurus skeletons. London’s Natural History Museum said Tuesday that Sophie, a young adult…

  • Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to…

  • China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

    SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China’s $465 billion…

  • 5 things to know about Clinton’s State Department emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials. Clinton’s backers say…

  • Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used…

  • Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used…

  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to ‘FREAK attack’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.” There’s…