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    New York advances drone industry with testing corridor

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing. The unmanned aircraft traffic management corridor, jump-started […]
  • National News

    More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the request for data. Some of the states that are willing to […]
  • National News

    3 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

    RENFROW, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma. The most recent of the quakes recorded late Friday and early Saturday was a magnitude 2.5 at 11:03 a.m. Saturday near Renfrow, 103 miles (166 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. The agency initially rated the temblor at […]
  • National News

    Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]
  • AP

    Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant’s “Project Loon” balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access […]
  • National News

    Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]
  • AP

    Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky

    SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a very bright meteor. […]
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    The Latest: Spacewalker’s jetpack bad; ordered back inside

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk by two NASA astronauts (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Spacewalking astronauts are back inside the International Space Station after a problem with an emergency jetpack. NASA decided near the end of Friday’s spacewalk that Joe Acaba’s jetpack was no longer reliable and ordered him back […]
  • AP

    KFC Twitter follows 11 Herbs and Spices, intrigues internet

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC’s account. The KFC account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other six are men named Herb, including Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Waters and music legend Herb […]
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    G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

    ISCHIA, Italy (AP) — The Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a “major role” to play in combatting extremism on the internet. G7 interior ministers meeting in Italy invited representatives from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter […]
  • National News

    Top Democrat: WH won’t ID employees who used private email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House counsel’s office is refusing to tell a committee on Capitol Hill which of President Donald Trump’s aides used private email accounts for public business, a top Democrat said Friday. According to a letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, attorneys from the White House counsel’s office said this week […]
  • Lifestyle

    Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries took another step forward Friday as the religion announced it is nearly doubling the missions where technology is allowed and swapping out tablets for smartphones. The change signals ongoing adaption to reflect how people communicate and interact as the […]
  • Lifestyle

    Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon’s Echo speaker, the message is getting louder. And while plenty of parents are feeling guilty about it, some experts say it might be time to relax a […]
  • Money

    US stocks end higher; S&P 500, Dow on 6-week winning streak

    Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, which crossed past the 23,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday, also finished the […]
  • World

    BMW offices get ‘inspection’ in preliminary collusion probe

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW said Friday that European Commission staff conducted an “inspection” at company offices in Munich earlier this week in connection with news media allegations that German carmakers colluded on technology including diesel emission controls. BMW said it was assisting the European Union’s executive arm in its work and that the inspection […]