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  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error,…

  • 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…

  • Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

    LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with…

  • Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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…

  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here’s what that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones,…

  • Don’t LOL — Twitter is deleting stolen jokes

    WASHINGTON — Don’t you hate when you craft a witty, concise tweet and someone else copies and pastes your material and tweets it as their own? Twitter doesn’t like it, either. The micro-blogging giant periodically…

  • Rare blue moon to make an appearance Friday

    WASHINGTON — When talking about something rare or unusual, people might say it happens “once in a blue moon.”  A walk in the moonlight Friday might inspire a person to appreciate the expression. There’ll be a full…

  • Where Startup that Turned Down $30M “Shark Tank” Offer Is Today

    (NEW YORK) — The Kang sisters — Soo, Dawoon and Arum — stunned everyone when they said no to $30 million, walking away from Mark Cuban’s record-setting offer for their dating app on ABC’s Shark…

  • CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league. The human element that many in baseball appreciate will be…

  • Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska’s Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday. Samples taken from…

  • Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can’t accurately tally…

  • A look at the sweeping Senate transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate and House are moving toward a showdown over a must-pass transportation bill this week. If they don’t reach an agreement by Friday, the government will be forced to halt highway…