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Flood Zones Could Expand, Raising Costs for Some Coloradans

September 10, 2015 8:00 am | by Dan Elliot, Associated Press | News | Comments

New research shows floods like the one that ransacked northern Colorado two years ago, killing 10 people, might be more common than previously thought - and that could require more homeowners to get flood insurance and trigger more stringent construction rules.

Sony, Back in the Crosshairs, Defends 'Concussion'

September 10, 2015 7:50 am | by Jake Coyle and Linsey Bahr, AP Film Writers | News | Comments

Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, "Concussion."


Justice Dept. Pressing for Changes to Computer Crime Law

September 10, 2015 7:42 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's clearly illegal to hack into someone else's computer network and steal information from it. But what about a police officer who uses his own department's computer database to look up women from his past? Or an employee who uses his log-in credentials to download confidential information from his employer?


China Enlists Monkeys to Keep Birds from Spoiling Big Parade

September 10, 2015 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China is leaning on the animal kingdom - including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys - to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.


Yahoo CEO to Give Birth to Twins While Tackling Turnaround

September 10, 2015 7:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The identical twin girls are expected to be born in December, according to an announcement Mayer posted on her blog late Monday. 


Report: Malware Targeting Android Smartphones on The Rise

September 10, 2015 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought.


Legionnaires' Outbreaks Not Unusual in Summer & Early Fall

September 8, 2015 8:15 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. 


UN: This El Nino to Be Among the Strongest Since 1950

September 8, 2015 8:00 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.


Former Agent Pleads Guilty into Silk Road Drug Probe

September 8, 2015 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into the online drug bazaar Silk Road.


Clinton, Aides Stressed Protecting State Dept. Info in Email

September 8, 2015 7:30 am | by Lisa Lerer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware - and occasionally frustrated - by the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other correspondence.


Chaos in Budapest Train Station Amid Europe's Migrant Crisis

September 8, 2015 7:15 am | by Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chaos enveloped the city's Keleti station.


UK Prosecutors Mull Charges for News Corp. Over Hacking

September 8, 2015 7:00 am | by Jill Lawless, Associated Press | News | Comments

British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.


Drought-Plagued California Readies for El Nino Storms

September 2, 2015 8:59 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

Street Stalls Show Shifting Face of North Korean Economy

September 2, 2015 8:05 am | by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | News | Comments

Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.


China Urged to Free Reporter Detained for Stock Market Story

September 2, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration.



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