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Knitters' Network Bans Trump Support on Its Website

Knitters' Network Bans Trump Support on Its Website

By Leanne Italie | Jun 25
A free, 8-million strong social network for knitters, crocheters and others in the fiber arts has banned any mention of support for President Donald Trump and his administration.

Senior Facebook Executive Says It Would Favor Regulation

Senior Facebook Executive Says It Would Favor Regulation

Jun 25
A senior Facebook executive says the social media site is in favor of regulation to address some of the dark problems of the internet.

Territory: Reinforcing Healthy Habits, One Meal at a Time

Territory: Reinforcing Healthy Habits, One Meal at a Time

By Matthew Wexler | Jun 24
Territory offer fully cooked meals from local chefs, prepared with insights from nutritionists to ensure what you're getting out of your meal is as bountiful as what's on the plate.

Aerial Photos Help Census Officials Pinpoint Faraway People

Aerial Photos Help Census Officials Pinpoint Faraway People

By Russell Contreras | Jun 24
The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get an accurate population count next year as its faces challenges tallying people of color who live in remote places and can be wary of the federal government.

New Technology Helps Search Teams Find People in Wilderness

New Technology Helps Search Teams Find People in Wilderness

By Audrey McAvoy | Jun 24
The dramatic rescue of a lost hiker in Hawaii recently shows how emerging technology helps search teams more efficiently scour the wilderness for missing people.

Arizona Fire Highlights Challenges for Energy Storage

Arizona Fire Highlights Challenges for Energy Storage

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Jun 24
Arizona's largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use after dark.

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Tensions with U.S.

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Tensions with U.S.

By Tami Abdollah | Jun 22
Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say.

U.S. Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

U.S. Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

By Paul Wiseman and frank Bajak | Jun 22
The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification.

Texas Says Rapid DNA Supplier Jeopardizes Cases

Texas Says Rapid DNA Supplier Jeopardizes Cases

By Paul J. Weber | Jun 21
A state board in Texas has asked a growing government provider of DNA equipment used in high-profile projects to halt work amid concerns of potentially jeopardized criminal cases.

Poll: Tracking Asteroids a Favored Focus for Space Program

Poll: Tracking Asteroids a Favored Focus for Space Program

By Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson | Jun 21
Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows.

Slack Shows Up for Work and Rallies in Wall Street Debut

Slack Shows Up for Work and Rallies in Wall Street Debut

By Mae Anderson | Jun 21
Slack's initial public offering is using an unusual approach known as a direct listing. In such cases, a company doesn't hire underwriters or sell new shares to raise money; it simply lists existing shares.

Twice Burned: Winklevii Overshadowed by Zuckerberg Yet Again

Twice Burned: Winklevii Overshadowed by Zuckerberg Yet Again

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 20
Can a Libra and two Geminis get along? How about Facebook and the Winklevoss twins?

Florida City Pays $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records

Florida City Pays $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records

By Terry Spencer | Jun 20
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses.

U.S. Said in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

U.S. Said in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

Jun 20
The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the service.

AP Interview: Russia's MiG Sees Drones As Fighter Jet Future

AP Interview: Russia's MiG Sees Drones As Fighter Jet Future

Jun 19
The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future.

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