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  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood’s supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization’s affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue.…

  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to…

  • Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the…

  • Google+ giving up battle to top Facebook

    WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Google+ has been dying as a social network for as long as it has been alive. Google launched Google+ four years ago, in an attempt to compete against…

  • LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics says its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business. The company reported Wednesday a net profit of 226.4…

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. With…

  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. 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…

  • 2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled…

  • Yelp’s 2Q results, outlook disappoint as stock plunges

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp is getting skewered by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook amid a slowdown in its digital advertising sales. The developments…

  • Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just…

  • Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market…

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system…

  • Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

    VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local water park Happiness…

  • Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota’s oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production. Leaders of a section…