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Now Arriving: Airport Control Towers with No Human Inside

September 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Passengers landing at remote Ornskoldsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower - likely unaware there is nobody inside.


Flood Kills 8, Leave 5 Missing in Town Known for Sect Leader

September 17, 2015 7:15 am | by Brady McCombs, Associated Press | News | Comments

A wall of water swept away two vehicles carrying women and children in a Utah-Arizona border town Monday, killing at least eight people and leaving five others missing in a community that served as a home base for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, authorities said.


Intelligence Chief: Little Penalty for Cyberattacks

September 17, 2015 7:00 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Cyberattacks against American interests are likely to continue and grow more damaging, in part because hackers face a low risk of consequences, the director of national intelligence told Congress Thursday.


Company Agrees to Recall 6,800 Tractor Trailer Hitches

September 15, 2015 8:15 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An Alabama company that made a tractor-trailer hitch involved in a deadly Ohio crash last year is bowing to government pressure and will recall 6,800 hitches.


Jet Engine Parts on Las Vegas Runway Indicate Major Failure

September 15, 2015 8:05 am | by Ken Ritter and Sally Ho, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jet engine parts found on the Las Vegas runway where a British Airways flight aborted takeoff as the engine burst into flames indicate a rare catastrophic failure, experts said as investigators released preliminary findings and began analyzing flight data and cockpit recordings.


New Federal Food Safety Rules Issued after Deadly Outbreaks

September 15, 2015 8:00 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


Justice Dept. Encourages Prosecution of Corporate Execs

September 15, 2015 7:30 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department issued new guidance to its prosecutors Wednesday, aimed at encouraging more white-collar criminal and civil cases against corporate executives.


Helicopter Pluck Residents to Safety as Rains Lash Japan

September 15, 2015 7:20 am | by Mari Yamaguchi and Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but rescue officials said they were overwhelmed by pleas for help. More than 30,000 people fled their homes, and hundreds more were stranded by the water.


Clinton's Email Woes Spin a Tale About The Ascendance of IT

September 15, 2015 7:10 am | by Nancy Benac, Associated Press | News | Comments

The swirling interest around Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department employee hired to maintain Clinton's email server, is fresh confirmation - if anyone needed it - that "the IT guys" have arrived.


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.



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