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  • UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations climate chief says technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have also helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an…

  • The debate over Arctic drilling – what’s at stake

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seattle’s mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle’s waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil…

  • In Seattle, ‘kayaktivists’ take on Arctic oil drilling

    SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront — but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined…

  • 2nd Uber office in China under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company’s operations in China. An official at Chengdu’s city transportation commission said the visit Wednesday was…

  • Pandora wins appeal against songwriters society ASCAP

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Internet streaming service Pandora in a dispute with the songwriters rights society ASCAP. ASCAP — the American Society of Composers, Authors and…

  • App spices up text messages with D.C.-specific emojis

    A look at the emojis that encapsulate D.C.

  • Business Highlights

    ___ For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe,…

  • Greenpeace wants Shell’s lawsuit over protest dismissed

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. say Royal Dutch Shell PLC has demonstrated no harm from environmental protesters who boarded a ship carrying a drill rig last month. In a written motion, Greenpeace…

  • The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin.…

  • Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists say a ship may have hit and killed a female humpback whale that washed up at a beach in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week. The 42-foot female…

  • Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation. The civil rights leader spoke at a gathering of corporate…

  • Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released…

  • Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote…

  • Cablevision CEO wants New York cable deal

    CHICAGO (AP) — The CEO of Cablevision said he wants deals with New York cable operators. Cablevision Systems Corp. is focused in the greater New York City area and has 3.1 million customers. New York…

  • State official: Clinton email practices ‘not acceptable’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it’s “not acceptable” for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.…