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  • Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated. After more…

  • ‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix’s expansion into original programming two years…

  • Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers’ personal data for the convenience of law enforcement…

  • The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    US regulators agree to ban on Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to…

  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.…

  • New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News may be up for sale. Mort Zuckerman, the owner and publisher of the New York City tabloid newspaper, sent a memo to employees on Thursday that…

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes…

  • Backers of ‘net neutrality’ hail FCC decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation’s big cable companies. This, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose tough new rules on broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, to…

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon…

  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet’s vulnerability

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all…

  • 5 things to know about ‘net neutrality’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal…

  • Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

    SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population…

  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

    Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. “Now, if you do…

  • Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de…