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  • Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft says it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees doing work for the technology company paid time off. Microsoft’s suppliers provide a range of services, such as maintenance…

  • Russian, American ready for a year in space

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he’ll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won’t miss his twin brother. Russians Mikhail Kornienko…

  • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

    NEW YORK (AP) — New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones…

  • ‘American Idol’-like talent competition app launches

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true. The talent competition…

  • Can’t slow down on the road? Soon, your car can do it

    WASHINGTON — Are you tired of getting speeding tickets, but you just can’t seem to drive as slowly as the signs instruct? Technology might, once again, be your best friend. Engadget reports that Ford’s new…

  • Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley. During closing arguments,…

  • 1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The slow start to the nation’s tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others. Tulsa County…

  • Facebook’s Messenger app to mix business with more pleasure

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the…

  • Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a…

  • NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending…

  • Nebraska blocks NCAA tournament live streaming at Capitol

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will have to watch the NCAA basketball tournament after work. Nebraska Chief Information Officer Brenda Decker told legislative and judicial administrators in an email that websites for streaming the…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same…

  • USTelecom, Texas Internet provider sue over net neutrality

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government’s new Internet traffic rules are “premature” and may be dismissed because they were filed too early. The Federal Communications Commission’s new…

  • PayPal to pay $7.7M in sanctions violations settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — PayPal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle with U.S. regulators who said the payments company allowed violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan. The Office of Foreign…

  • 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

    MIAMI (AP) — Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are…