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  • In this June 26, 2017, photo, a hand-held GPS device lays next to the eggs of a Siamese Crocodile to show scale in the southern province of Koh Kong, Cambodia. Wildlife researchers say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. (Wildlife Conservation Society via AP) AP

    Cambodia conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they’ve found a clutch of eggs from one of the world’s most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Wednesday that its researchers, along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents, […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk containers on a ship in the Panama Canal. Hackers Tuesday June 27, 2017  caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.  Russia’s Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected. (Thomas Borberg/Polfoto via AP,file) AP

    The Latest: Maersk says it has ‘contained’ cyberattack

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, which was hit by malicious software that is crippling computers globally, says it has “contained the issue.” The Copenhagen-based group says its APM Terminals have been “impacted in a […]
  • Money

    Philips says it has agreement to take over Spectranetics

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch electronics and health care technology company Philips says it has an agreement to buy The Spectranetics Corporation in a deal worth 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion). Spectranetics, based in Colorado Springs, makes medical devices used to treat arterial blockages in the heart and legs and to remove pacemaker and […]
  • This June 7, 2017 photo shows part of Hopkinsville, Ky. This town is considered the epicenter of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years on Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) AP

    In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cross over the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad in this town remembered for its Civil War encampment and you’ll see the first signs — there’s fresh anticipation in the rural areas that will be prime viewing locations for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 […]
  • A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday June 27, 2017,   A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.  Image used with permission of the account holder facebook.com/olejmaa checked and consistent with independent AP reporting.  (Oleg Reshetnyak via AP) AP

    New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

    PARIS (AP) — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. The fresh cyber-assault Tuesday leveraged the same intrusion tool as a […]
  • Money

    Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip business. The company said Wednesday negotiations were continuing on a 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) deal with a consortium led by a Japanese government-backed fund. Tokyo-based Toshiba had hoped to have […]
  • This undated photo provided by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo shows Shaunzi in her compound at the zoo in Fresno, Calif. Shaunzi was born in Thailand and spent much of her youth in a circus before arriving in Fresno with another elephant named Kara. Kara recently died, and the Fresno zoo didn't want her to be alone and asked the Los Angeles Zoo to give her a home. She arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, after being trucked 215 miles in a special crate. (Fresno Chaffee Zoo via AP) AP

    Finding friends: Lonely elephant arrives at Los Angeles Zoo

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Zoo has a new elephant — a lonely pachyderm from Fresno. The zoo says a 46-year-old Asian female named Shaunzi arrived Tuesday after being trucked 215 miles from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in a special crate. Shaunzi was born in Thailand and spent much of her youth in […]
  • AP State

    New law inadvertently banned state prisoner fingerprinting

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new Washington state law that was supposed to limit the collection of biometric data including retinal scans also accidentally banned state prisons from collecting inmates’ fingerprints. The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/SkWYUc ) Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new bill into law Tuesday to fix the error. The new measure makes […]
  • FILE - In this in this Jan. 1, 2008 file photo a flag files over the headquarters of shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hackers Tuesday June 27, 2017  caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.  Russia’s Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected.  (Jens Dresling/AP via Ritzau, File) DENMARK OUT AP

    AP Explains: What is ransomware?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computers around the world were locked up and users’ files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations. Here’s a look at how malware and ransomware work and what people can do if they fall victim to attacks. ___ WHAT IS MALWARE […]
  • Money

    How major US stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

    A steep slide in technology companies led U.S. stocks broadly lower Tuesday after a day of choppy trading on Wall Street. Phone companies, utilities were among the biggest decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher. Banks bucked the broader market slide. On Tuesday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 19.69 points, […]
  • AP

    Science groups ask Trump to retain advisory board integrity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of science and engineering groups called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to make sure that his review of the role of scientific advisory boards respects the importance of accurate scientific data. The Washington Post reported last week that Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has told dozens of scientists that they […]
  • AP

    Mossad launches fund to invest in firms developing spy tech

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Mossad is launching an investment fund for start-ups developing “groundbreaking” technologies that could be used by the spy agency. The fund, named Libertad, will invest in companies innovating “cutting-edge technology,” such as robotics, energy harvesting, encryption, personality profiling and text analysis. A promotional video published by the Mossad shows an agent […]
  • AP

    Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a “pyramid of lies” to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions. Anthony Murgio, of Tampa, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy charges, admitting he […]
  • Lifestyle

    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 25, 2017: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 5Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 6iSchedule, HotSchedules 7Poly Bridge, Dry Cactus 8Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9Monument Valley 2, ustwo Games Ltd 10Toca […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook announced Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that it now has more than 2 billion users. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) AP

    Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new marker was reached early Tuesday and in a Facebook post said that he’s proud of the role his company is playing in connecting people around the world. Facebook says […]