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  • Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.…

  • Imagine this: measuring NFL player performance worth $50,000

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 30-year-old logistics and operations worker from Seattle has won a Super Bowl technology contest that earned him $50,000 and tickets to the game. Colin Edwards’ idea, called “PlayerMetrics,” was selected…

  • Thomas’ mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas’ mother will watch the Super Bowl from the stands at Levi’s Stadium, decked out in an officially licensed orange No. 88 jersey. The last time the Denver Broncos…

  • Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible…

  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    DENVER (AP) — A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.…

  • Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.…

  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

    MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure” and later devoted his life to…

  • LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site’s market value. A surprise forecast…

  • Tyson Foods, LinkedIn are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE USG Corp., up $1.93 to $21.04 The maker of building materials, which has been…

  • Nelson wants limits on drones around airports

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is meeting with Florida’s airport directors as part of a push to garner support for new technology that could protect airports and other sensitive areas from drones.…

  • Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons.

  • Facebook Messenger includes a hidden chess game

    (NEW YORK) — There’s a secret chess game hidden inside the Facebook Messenger app. Accessing the game is as easy as typing @FBChess play into Messenger. A chess board will then appear within a message…

  • Experts say launch won’t bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to…

  • Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is…

  • 10 Super Bowl ads everyone will be talking about

    NEW YORK (AP) — The big day is almost here. When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be vying for the attention of roughly 114 million viewers. After paying $4.5 million…