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Tough Day on Markets Upended by NYSE Outage

July 9, 2015 | by Matthew Craft, AP Business Writer | Comments

The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading in the late morning Wednesday because of a technical problem, though NYSE-listed shares continued to trade on other exchanges.  The exchange said on its official Twitter feed that the issue was internal and not related to a breach of its systems. As of 2:05 p.m. Eastern, about two and half hours after the halt was announced, trading had not yet resumed on the NYSE.

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California Guard Uses Drone to Search for Missing Teacher

July 30, 2015 9:04 am | by Julia Horowitz, Associated Press | Comments

The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used an unmanned aircraft for a search-and-rescue mission.

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Will the Internet Listen to Your Private Conversation?

July 30, 2015 8:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Other increasingly popular forms of voice-recognition services include Apple's Siri assistant on mobile devices, Microsoft's Cortana and the "OK Google" feature for speaking to Google's search engine. Spoken commands can also be used to find something to watch on some TVs, and an upcoming Barbie doll will include an Internet-connected microphone to hear what's being said.

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Magnitude-6.3 Quake Felt by Some in Anchorage, Alaska

July 30, 2015 8:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

July 30, 2015 8:53 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

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Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia's Papau Province

July 28, 2015 9:12 am | by Alfian Kartono, Associated Press | Comments

A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged.

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Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as U.N. Body Issues Contracts

July 28, 2015 9:09 am | by David McFadden, Associated Press | Comments

The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.

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Lawsuit Points to Hacking by Ethiopia as Obama Makes Visit

July 28, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Comments

As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.

Wildfire Watching: Rangers In Towers Are Out, Cameras Are In

July 28, 2015 9:06 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Comments

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

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Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

July 28, 2015 9:06 am | by Annie Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

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New Tropical Depression Forms in the Pacific

July 23, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new tropical depression has formed over the open waters of the Pacific but isn't an immediate threat to land.

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CSX Provides Update on W.Va Oil Train Derailment Cleanup

July 23, 2015 10:16 am | by John Raby, Associated Press | Comments

CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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Dry California Shows It's Serious About Enforcing Water Cuts

July 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Fenit Nirappil and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | Comments

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water.

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Eruptions of Ash at 5 Volcanoes Shroud Skies in Indonesia

July 23, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close.

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EU Opens Antitrust Case Against 6 Major U.S. Movie Studios

July 23, 2015 10:02 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | Comments

The European Union has launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, and British satellite broadcaster Sky for restricting access across the 28-country bloc

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FFIEC Releases Security Assessment Tool

July 21, 2015 9:03 am | Comments

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), on behalf of its members, today released a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment) to help institutions identify their risks and assess their cybersecurity preparedness.

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