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  • Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

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

  • Rare blue moon to make an appearance Friday

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

  • 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…

  • Federal officials examine probable cause of spaceship crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of…

  • Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buy stores

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season. Best Buy Co. says it will sell the Apple Watch at 100 of its stores…

  • Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker.…

  • Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

    CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday and a 4.0 magnitude quake at 12:49 p.m. Both…

  • Correction: Lake Michigan Shipwreck story

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — In a story July 23 about a dive team discovering a 116-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the group that has discovered 15 other…

  • Technology could end fights over the office thermostat

    WASHINGTON – In offices across the region, it’s likely that some co-workers, at least part of the time, aren’t happy with the temperature. Help beyond space heaters and fans could be on the way however.…

  • Magazine site offline after publishing cover of 35 Cosby accusers

    WASHINGTON — The website for New York magazine went dark Monday morning in the wake of the publication’s latest cover featuring 35 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault during the course of…