- US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea Updated: Feb-12-16 9:20 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worried China and Russia.
- Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 7:27 pm
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.
- Montana State researchers among those proving Einstein right Updated: Feb-12-16 5:46 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - A century ago Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves rippling through the universe, and on Thursday a team of 1,000 scientists worldwide - including Montana State University astrophysicist Neil Cornish - announced they found proof in the echo of a billion-year-old collision between two massive black holes.
- Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France Updated: Feb-12-16 4:54 pm
PARIS - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.
- Visa discloses stake in Dorsey's company, Square Updated: Feb-12-16 4:33 pm
NEW YORK - Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.
- Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall Updated: Feb-12-16 4:16 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags - telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.
- Labor complaints says Allegheny Technologies lockout illegal Updated: Feb-12-16 2:48 pm
PITTSBURGH - The National Labor Relations Board says the Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout of 2,200 workers is illegal.
- Wildlife officials use tracking collars to better count elk Updated: Feb-12-16 2:29 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho wildlife managers are embracing technology to more accurately monitor the state's elk population.
- Minnesota company has a role in landmark physics discovery Updated: Feb-12-16 1:03 pm
BURNSVILLE, Minnesota - A Minnesota supercomputing company has a role in the research that's being heralded as one of the biggest discoveries in the history of physics - the sound of gravitational waves.
- Police: Boston robbery suspects were all wearing GPS devices Updated: Feb-12-16 8:25 am
BOSTON - It didn't take Boston police long to track down three suspects in an armed convenience store robbery.
- Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades Updated: Feb-12-16 6:13 am
BERLIN - European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago.
- Grand Rapids-area software company to expand, add jobs Updated: Feb-12-16 2:44 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Grand Rapids-area software development company SalesPad says it is expanding with a $3.85 million investment and 91 new jobs.
- Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons Updated: Feb-12-16 12:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
- Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits Updated: Feb-11-16 11:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.
- Pandora CEO declines comment on sale report, shares recede Updated: Feb-11-16 8:35 pm
OAKLAND, California - Pandora Media's stock retreated in after-hours trading Thursday after the Internet radio giant's fourth-quarter earnings fell short of expectations and its CEO declined to comment on a report that the company is looking to sell itself.
- Los Angeles County agency to buy all-electric bus fleet Updated: Feb-11-16 8:00 pm
LANCASTER, California - A Southern California desert transit agency will pay $72 million to replace its entire fleet of buses with electric vehicles.
- Key player in prisoners early release resigns state post Updated: Feb-11-16 7:45 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State officials say the assistant attorney general who advised corrections officials they didn't need to recalculate prisoners' sentences after discovering a sentencing software error resigned on Thursday.
- California bill would create gun-violence research center Updated: Feb-11-16 7:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California state senator is proposing legislation to create a gun violence research center at the University of California.
- NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08 Updated: Feb-11-16 6:22 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
- Ex-county worker pleads guilty to data breach on lawmakers Updated: Feb-11-16 6:14 pm
HASTINGS, Minnesota - A former Dakota County employee has pleaded guilty to violating Minnesota's data privacy laws.
- Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it Updated: Feb-11-16 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - Myspace still exists?
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Hospital says stolen laptop contained patient ID information Updated: Feb-11-16 5:25 pm
McCOOK, Nebraska - Community Hospital in McCook has told nearly 4,200 former patients that their identity information was contained on a laptop computer that was stolen in December.
- Utah considers updating laws to address cybercrime Updated: Feb-11-16 5:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants people who hack into computers running key infrastructure such as traffic lights and water treatment facilities to face years in prison.
- Garmin buys Maine-based GPS products company DeLorme Updated: Feb-11-16 4:58 pm
YARMOUTH, Maine - Swiss-based Garmin Ltd., known for its GPS technologies, is buying Maine-based DeLorme, which produces maps and hand-held satellite communications.