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  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, potentially including…

  • ‘Furious 7′ film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel “Furious 7″ debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire…

  • Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending 2Q profits lower

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company’s best-selling biotech corn seeds. The St. Louis agricultural business giant reported a second-quarter profit…

  • Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean…

  • New Va. Tech dairy science facilities under construction

    WHITETHORNE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is moving its dairy farm to a new $14 million off-campus facility. Officials say the Blacksburg school’s 500-head dairy herd and production facility will be relocated to the university’s…

  • Data Doctors: Chip-and-PIN is coming, but it’s not here yet

    WASHINGTON – A reader asks about chip-and-PIN credit cards: Q: Is there a way for me to make a chip-and-PIN credit card usable only in a chip-and-PIN reader by disabling the magnetic stripe? A: Chip and PIN refers…

  • Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the coming…

  • Judge: Navy’s Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy’s plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California. The agency failed…

  • 3-D print technology provides ‘robohand’ to 7-year-old girl

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own,…

  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have…

  • Things to know about alleged California kidnap-for-ransom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night last week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a…

  • Who’s Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music.…

  • IBM to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’ unit

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is investing $3 billion to build an “Internet of Things” division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it…

  • Etsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion. The New York company…